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Flood Risk Management, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
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The Flood Risk Management short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education introduces the participants to the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of flood risk management. It covers the European experience in managing floods and stresses in the use of the latest tools in flood risk management.

About

The Flood Risk Management 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 main principles of flood risk managemen
  • Understand the Hydroinformatics tools available for flood risk management
  • Conceptualise the main principles of EU flood directive and have knowledge about European experience in flood risk management
  • Understand and explain the main principles of flood forecasting and warning and uncertainty issues associated with flood forecasts
  • Utilise their hands-on experience in the step-by-step modelling procedure to build flood inundation models

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The course will introduce the basic concepts of flood risk management and the latest tools and techniques available in managing flood risk. Specific contents are:

  • Introduction to flood risk management
  • Flood risk management in practice – the different models of FRM
  • The role of uncertainty in evaluating flood risks
  • Sources of risk and their quantification (including flash floods, flood hazard mapping and climate change impacts)
  • Risk pathways (including 2D flood inundation modelling and reliability analysis of flood defence structures)
  • Vulnerability (consequences on receptors): Risk perception, community behaviour and social resilience
  • Pre-flood measures in FRM: sustainability issues, long-term planning, flood forecasting and warning, flood risk maps
  • During flood measures in FRM (flood emergency response and evacuation planning)
  • Post flood measures (flood recovery)

Audience

The course is designed for current and future water professionals (engineers and scientists), decision-makers and others involved in flood modelling and flood management, particularly those who would like to be familiarise with the latest tools and techniques in flood risk management.

Lecturers

Biswa Bhattacharya, Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics

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.

    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.
  • Pre-requisites are knowledge about hydrology and hydraulics; some experiences with flood modelling/management is desirable but it is not a must.

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

  • Delft, Netherlands

    780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Barcelona, Spain

    770 - 1360 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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