River Basin Modelling, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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The aim of theRiver Basin Modelling short course fromIHE Delft Institute for Water Educationis to provide an understanding that river basin models can maximise economic and social well-being in an equitable and sustainable manner.

About

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 computerbased hands-on exercises with appropriate modelling packages:

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

Audience

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.

Lecturers

Coordinator: Andreja Jonoski - Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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

  • Minimum required score:

    502

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1,160 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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