The analysis, research, and science-based design of hydrological ecosystems involve complex challenges for interdisciplinary experienced teams. We have created flusstools to meet the complex challenges and to at least partially automate time-consuming, repetitive processes of processing field data, numerical model outputs, or geospatial data. “We” stands for individuals with a great passion for rivers (German: “Flüsse”) and programming. Most of us work (or have worked) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems. Because we have a strong commitment to transparent open-source applications, we created flusstools and we welcome new team members (for example, to add or amend a module) at any time - read more in the Become a contributor section.


Follow the installation instructions on hydro-informatics.com to make sure that GDAL works on your computer as desired.

Currently, flusstools comes with the following modules:

How to cite FlussTools

If our codes helped you to accomplish your work, we won’t ask you for a coffee, but to cite and spread the utility of our code - Thank you!

          author       = {Sebastian Schwindt and
                          Beatriz Negreiros and
                          Ricardo Barros and
                          Niklas Henning and
                          Kilian Mouris},
          title        = {FlussTools},
          year         = 2023,
          publisher    = {GitHub \& Center for Open Science (OSF)},
          version      = {v1.1.7},
          doi          = {10.17605/OSF.IO/G7K52},
          url          = {https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/G7K52}

The documentation is also as available as style-adapted PDF.

More information and examples are available in the docs of every flusstools module.