Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model

The DHSVM Community

DHSVM was born at the University of Washington in the early 1990's. Since that time several research groups have used the model and adapted it for their particular applications and needs. Below are links to hotspots of DHSVM development and testing activity.

User Provided Support

Have a question regarding application of DHSVM? Start with our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

If you can't find an answer there, try asking the DHSVM community, by subscribing to the DHSVM user support list server. DHSVM-users is an email list maintained by the University of Washington as a forum for discussion and questions about DHSVM applications and problems.

Before posting a new question, visit the DHSVM-users Archives.

To post a message to all the list members, send email to dhsvm-users@u.washington.edu. Please do not include any attachments on your postings.


The DHSVM First Users Group Meeting was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 18 and 19th, 2004.

Contact Us

Questions and comments regarding this website should be addressed to the DHSVM Administrator.

Please note: the administrator does not have the time or resources to respond to numerous individual requests for support, writing to the dhsvm-users group should result in a more immediate response.

We are very interested in receiving a copy of any manuscripts describing studies in which the model is used. Electronic copies of such manuscripts can be e-mailed to the above address. Paper copies can be sent to:

DHSVM Administrator
Land Surface Hydrology Research Group
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PO Box 352700
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Last Changed: N. Sun, December, 2012