Tiered Access to the Model
Note to Reader:
The Water Balance Model Partnership has established three categories of model users, each with a different degree of access to the various features of the ‘Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO’. General Users are limited to registering under the Free Trial Account category. The account and any scenarios created by the General User will be deleted thirty (30) days from the date of registration.
Free 30-Day Trial Account Enables General Users to Test Model Capabilities
The “Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO” is a public domain, on-line decision support and scenario modeling tool for promoting rainwater management and stream health protection through implementation of ‘green’ development practices. The long-term vision is to enable better land use decisions by addressing some of the gaps in existing models, providing a useful tool for users, and advancing knowledge and the state-of-the-practice about rainwater source controls.
Categories of Model Users
The Water Balance Model Partnership has established three categories of model users, each with a different degree of access to the various features of the Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO:
- General (Trial) User: Has limited access and no flexibility to customize, and will be restricted to default project type. Only allowed to create projects up to one acre.
- Paying Subscriber: Any individual, company or group that pays an annual “fee for service” will have password-protected access that provides some flexibility to customize values for some input parameters.
- Project Partner: Has password-protected access and total flexibility to customize the database for input parameters, and can contibute to the community.
Log-in via the “Canada page” is automatically re-directed to the provincial page where they are registered. The Canada map also links to the provincial pages; this will allow users to view the content posted on each page.
Free Trial versus Paid Accounts
General Users are limited to registering under the Free Trial Account category. The account and any scenarios created by the General User will be deleted thirty (30) days from the date of registration.
Scenarios created by Paying Subscribers or members of subscribing groups will remain in the database for the duration of the subscription period.
Annual Subscription Fee
The Annual Subscription Fee for Paying Subscribers is $1000 plus HST. This fee funds the ongoing maintenance and administration of the portal for the “Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO”, the communication and outreach program of the Partnership, and aspects of the ongoing enhancement of the model. To learn more about the protocol for becoming a Paying Subscriber, contact email@example.com.