Stress test and climate adaptation

Perform calculations of the current water flooding, drought, heat stress and explore climate measures together with stakeholders.

The climate is changing but we don’t exactly know to what extent. What should we do right now in order to bring floods and drought to a minimum in the future? What does climate adaptation mean to spatial planning?

The Tygron Platform can be used to conduct a low-profile stress test to address issues and for a fast, transparent and integrated exploration and alignment of adaptation measures. Using the platform, it’s possible to outline topics such as flooding, drought, heat stress and subsidence.

The Tygron Engine is much faster than the widely used software. Customers will have access to our super computer, which computes on an extremely high resolution, more than 100x higher than the normally used resolution. The Engine automatically uses numerous data sources, however, it’s also possible to load your own data.

Governments, experts, policymakers and citizens can together set up plans and experiment with scenarios and strategies for area development in an intuitive way and in a realistic 3D environment. This is easy to combine with other topics relevant to area development, such as a construction task.

This is how the Tygron Geodesign Platform is used for stress tests and climate adaptation

Stress tests

“I was surprised at the amount of information that can be obtained from big data. As all kinds of different data are being used, the instrument can be applied to practically any interventions in the physical surroundings. We are using it for floods and heat stress, but it can also be used for aspects such as traffic flows, sound pollution, fine particles, etc. This enables making integrated considerations, which are more broadly based than just the water sector.”

Spatial Adaptation


“An environmental model was developed for a model calculation for the four large towns of Markelo, Holten, Bathmen and Neede and the small town of Rietmolen. Based on the Tygron Platform, relevant open data were retrieved and supplemented with information about the sewerage system and the surface-water system. Subsequently, calculations were made for three extremely heavy showers where floods occur and their gravity level was determined.”

Climate Adaptation


“The added value of the SALTO model is that, besides the effects on floods, it also calculates the impact of possible measures on matters influencing the quality of life, such as heat stress and sound pollution. The construction of water-storing green roofs for example ensures less heat stress. A water-permeable road may cause more noise from traffic.”


“The knowledge and experience with the climate-stress tests built by my colleagues and myself are still of vital importance, but the way we provide advice has taken a new tack. At Tauw, we’re now mainly using Tygron’s software. The interactive and visual part of the software has improved my advisory activities.”


“Students are challenged to cooperate, consult, negotiate, solve problems, make comprises and in this way work towards the best possible result for all parties. The measures taken by the players are calculated in real time and are truthfully based on models. This is how students develop knowledge from complex processes.”