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Watershed and River Basin Management, Short Course

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  • 18 days
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The Watershed and River Basin Management short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education takes an integrated approach to watershed management, and will address issues regarding catchment conservation, water for domestic purposes and water management for ecosystem services and functions.

About

The Watershed and River Basin Management short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand strategic planning concepts and principles
  • Describe social-physical relations and interdependencies, in particular among water and environmental systems, and socio-economic development
  • Use of the concepts of adaptive and strategic planning and design for developing river basin management and development plans.
  • Use Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as a planning tool for developing sustainable river basin management and development plans.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The module will be based primarily on lectures, group discussion and a role play. The lectures serve to attain the learning objectives as stated above. The role play (ShaRiva) serves to practice the material taught. Students will work on individual assignments on different topics. Separate sessions for the short course participants will be organized, which will provide them an opportunity to discuss their work related problems with experts in IHE Delft, A 1-day fieldtrip will be organised to a relevant institution in the field of river basin management. It serves to illustrate a Dutch example of integrated water watershed at hydrological boundaries.

Audience

The course is most suited to top and mid-level decision-makers, technical experts and professional trainers and researchers with a background in water management, environmental management or watershed management.

Lecturers

Yong Jiang, Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Economics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    502

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You should at least have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
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Living costs for Delft

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Most of our short courses are eligible for NFP, MSP and SIDS Fellowships. Candidates from eligible countries are always encouraged to apply for one. 
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