A model is a simplified representation of reality.
A mathematical model consists of series of equations defining the system we are dealing with. The function of model is to convert the given inputinto an output.
A hydrological model is the mathematical representation of the responseof a catchment system to hydrologic events during the time period underconsideration.
Hydrological phenomena are extremely complex, highly non-linear andhighly variable in space and time.
A model is needed to predict the watershed runoff for the design andmanagement of water resources utilization and flood control projects.