Next, river basin modelling with SWAT and its calibration will be introduced.The Data Acquisition, Preprocessing and Modelling Using SWAT short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
- For many studies models are used or developed. During modelling courses not much attention is paid to the preprocessing of input data and parameters needed for the models. A lot of open source software is available for this purpose.
- Besides desktop tools with graphical user interfaces, scripting is very useful for processing large datasets and timeseries. With the skills learned in the first week of this course you will be able to find open access GIS data and more efficiently process your data for your models using tools like QGIS, GDAL and Python.
- In the second week you will learn the the Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), which is an integrated watershed model widely applied across the world to study hydrology, sediment, in-stream water quality, impact of land use, climate change and various water management interventions on water quantity and quality. In this course, participants will learn an overview of the SWAT model, with focus on hydrological process simulation.
- The calibration, validation and uncertainty analysis will be presented. The data needs, possible sources and required formats will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented during the course to enable the participants to learn from the available experience.
- In a workshop environment, participants will exercise on how to develop a SWAT model for a specific case study.
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- Open Source software for GIS and hydrological modelling;
- Spatial Data Infrastructures for Open Access Water Data;
- Using QGIS to digitize vector layers from a scanned map;
- Using QGIS for importing tabular data into GIS, data correction and interpolation;
- Using QGIS for catchment and stream delineation;
- File conversions using GDAL and Python;
- An overview of the SWAT model and wide range of applications across the world.
- Data needs, possible sources and required formats for input into the model
- Theory and practice on the SWAT calibration and validation
- Development of a SWAT model for a selected case study basin
The course is designed for professionals (engineers and scientists) active in the water sector, especially those involved in using simulation models for water management.
- Dr. Ilyas Masih (IHE Delft)
- Dr. Hans van der Kwast (IHE Delft)
- Dr. Ir. Ann Van Griensven (IHE Delft)
- Dr. Shreedhar Maskey (IHE Delft)
- 11 days
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DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering Hydrology & Water Management Data Science & Big Data View 18 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International2000 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
EU/EEA2000 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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