Flood Risk Management, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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TheFlood Risk Management short course fromIHE Delft Institute for Water Educationintroduces 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:

    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 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

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 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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