Water Quality Assessment, Short Course

Water Quality Assessment, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
    Duration

About

The Water Quality Assessment short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe different water pollutant groups, their risks and fates, and ways of modelling these fates
  • Describe and apply the different tools, criteria and assessment methods for succesful monitoring of surface waters in river basins
  • Describe and apply groundwater quality monitoring concepts
  • Design sustainable water quality monitoring programmes for river basins

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

This three weeks course offers the following subject matters:

  • Fresh water quality and monitoring: natural water quality and water pollution; designing and optimization of water quality monitoring programmes; physico-chemical and biological water quality assessment; groundwater quality monitoring: definitions; locations; frequencies
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology: Environmental characteristics of pollutants; sources, transport and fates; risk assessment; QSARS; test organisms and methods
  • Data analysis and presentation: descriptive statistics; statistical testing; using significance levels in water quality monitoring; regression analysis; exercises; presentation of data
  • Water quality modelling: definitions and concepts; mathematical backgrounds; modelling BOD/DO in a river system; GIS modelling of a river basin; case studies and hands-on computer exercises

Audience

This course is aimed at professionals involved in water quality monitoring and assessment of surface waters, e.g. stationed at river agencies and at governmental and district water management authorities.

Lecturers

  • Erik de Ruyter van Steveninck, Senior Lecturer Aquatic and Marine Ecology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    502

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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 of Science degree, 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

KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education. In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for short courses. The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) also offers scholarships to professionals for short courses at IHE Delft. 

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