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River Basin Modelling, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 days
The aim of the River Basin Modelling short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is to provide an understanding that river basin models can maximise economic and social well-being in an equitable and sustainable manner.


The River Basin Modelling short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand and explain the multi-purpose nature of river basins and approaches for their integrated planning and management.
  • Understand and model flow processes in porous media
  • Use MODFLOW to simulate groundwater flow in the saturated zone
  • Understand and model hydrological processes in catchments
  • Use NAM to simulate rainfall runoff in a natural catchment
  • Know how to use MIKE-SHE to model both surface and groundwater flow in a natural catchment, including the unsaturated zone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Water resources management has become a field where computer-based models are expected to facilitate the complex process of decision making which involves several stakeholders with varied interests and various socioeconomic objectives, of the natural resources. One of the aims of the course is to show how different types of models can be used as support in the decision making processes in river basins.

During the course practical applications of the modelling systems are demonstrated, involving testing of different management alternatives with fully integrated models.The three main topics of the course are introduced through computer–based hands-on exercises with appropriate modelling packages:

  • Basin-wide water allocation - RIBASIM
  • Groundwater modelling – Processing MODFLOW
  • Catchment and river modelling - MIKE SHE / MIKE 11


The course is designed for professionals (engineers and scientists) active in the water sector, especially those involved in using simulation models for river basin modelling. Pre-requisites are a basic knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology.


Coordinator: Andreja Jonoski - Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    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 17 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 17 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.


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