Water Resources

Transform Hydrologic Data into Actionable Insights

Water Resources Technician sampling a creek

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Protect Your Community’s Water Resources

The water resources management landscape is constantly evolving. In the face of urbanization, changing climate patterns, and policy constraints, Golden Software stands as a champion for hydrologists striving to forge a sustainable future.

Our visualization software empowers hydrologists to model watersheds with unparalleled precision, unraveling the complexities of water flow and distribution. You can feel confident performing comprehensive water quality analysis and calculations that lead to informed decision-making, ensuring that stakeholders have a clear understanding of environmental impacts.

With Surfer and Grapher, hydrologists can craft compelling presentations, translating data into actionable insights crucial for strategic planning. Golden Software is dedicated to supporting hydrologists in their mission to navigate the challenges of water resource management and contribute to the creation of a water-resilient world for stakeholders and communities alike.

Raster analysis of the Clearwater River streamflow created with Surfer and Grapher


3D model of the Baker River created from LiDAR data with Surfer

Model Hydrologic Features

From its outset Surfer has been designed with hydrology professionals in mind. Streamline the modeling process for water resources management and create accurate, visually compelling representations of hydrologic data in both 2D & 3D.

Whether your modeling needs involve generating contours to depict groundwater elevation, mapping watershed boundaries, illustrating the flow of a river, or constructing a detailed 3D model of a reservoir, Surfer is your comprehensive solution. Elevate your hydrologic modeling with Surfer, where precision meets visualization.

Perform Water Quality Analysis

Perform your water quality assessment with one tool, Grapher! Grapher offers specialized water quality functionality such as trilinear, Piper, Durov, and Stiff diagrams.

Grapher’s comprehensive suite of features allow water resources experts to visually represent and analyze complex water chemistry data over time with unparalleled precision. You can feel confident presenting the full story of a reservoir by examining the distribution of major ions, delineating water types, and assessing mineral saturation with Grapher.

Durov Diagram demonstrating the water quality across several monitoring wells created with Grapher
2D & 3D water salinity plots created with Surfer

Plan For a Sustainable Future

One of the greatest challenges in water resources management is communicating complex hydrologic concepts to the public and policymakers. An engaging graphic can go a long way in bridging the gap between public understanding and the potential impact of your findings.

With Surfer & Grapher, hydrologists can not only effortlessly import data reflecting a multitude of water variables and update long-term monitoring plots. But, our software includes in-depth customization options that can assist you in creating the figure you need. Enabling you to identify and communicate important hydrological findings that lead to informed decisions regarding usage, remediation, and sustainability. 

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or 100% of Your Money Back

We know Surfer and Grapher’s visualization capabilities will help you stand out from the crowd, WOW clients, and leave a lasting impression!

But… we realize you don’t know this yet. And you won’t until you experience our products for yourself.

This is why we provide this guarantee. This is the distillation of a 40+ year adventure designing, developing, and honing powerful visualization and analysis features as requested by scientists and engineers like you.

Our products can produce results far beyond its license fees. We are assuming all your risk, so you have none.

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