The Freshwater Information System was developed in the MARS project (Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress) being funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme, contract no. 603378.

The duration of MARS was from February 01th, 2014 to January 31th, 2018.


Clara Chrzanowski ( and Tom Buijse (

When using the data, please acknowledge our work as follows

Chrzanowski C., & T. Buijse, 2017. Freshwater Information System (FIS)

Version: August 2017. Available at


Clara Chrzanowski, Tom Buijse (Deltares)

Sebastian Birk (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Rob St. John (official website)

Design and programming

Matthijs Schaap, Rudie Ekkelenkamp, Carles Soriano Perez, Joey Meijers (Deltares), Joerg Strackbein (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Picture credits, MARS project partners

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