Tracer Hydrology and Flow System Analysis, Short Course

Tracer Hydrology and Flow System Analysis, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
    Duration
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In the Tracer Hydrology and Flow Systems Analysis short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, participants will learn how to map recharge and discharge areas, how to combine flow field, hydrochemical data, and isotopic data into one comprehensive hydrological systems analysis.

About

The Tracer Hydrology and Flow Systems Analysis short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education treats different methods to analyse and assess hydrological flow systems. Special attention will be given to hydro-chemical and tracer hydrological approaches to delineate flow systems and understanding flow patterns in the environment. The use of tracer techniques will illustrate the determination of flow pathways, residence times of the water, the hydraulic properties of flow systems and the mixing of different water compartments. The learning objectives will be achieved through class lectures explaining background and methodologies, practical application exercises, which are to be worked out as assignments, and group exercises.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • apply knowledge of the concepts of tracer hydrology, with emphasis on environmental isotopes.
  • derive and describe hydrosomes from (combinations of) hydrochemical facies to assess characteritics of groundwater flow systems.
  • integrate geology, flow field, isotope data and hydrochemistry into a comprehensive analysis of groundwater flow systems for different hydro-climatic regions and geological conditions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The content of this short course consists of two parts: 'Flow Systems Analysis' and 'Tracer Hydrology'.

Flow Systems Analysis (Foppen)

  • Introduction: definitions, use of Systems Analysis in practice, examples;
  • Characteristics of the natural flow field: Toth’s description of Groundwater Flow Systems;
  • Hydrochemical Facies Analysis: Defining the facies and classification of water types, indexes and temperature, identification of groundwater origin, mapping and interpretation;
  • Spreadsheet exercises and introduction to HYCA software.

Lecturers

  • Jan Willem Foppen

Associate Professor of Hydrology

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.

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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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