Integrated Hydrological and River Modelling

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General information

This course comprises the setting up and application of process-based hydrological and river models for simulating catchment processes, river flow and water quality using Mike-SHE, Mile-11 and Mike-ECO Lab modelling software. Commonly used model types and methods of hydrological processes are introduced in the form of group discussion and presentations.

Also discussed are setting up and defining model structure, schematization and boundary conditions for the catchment. Hands-on exercises are used to analyse and interpret simulation results. In addition, simple spreadsheet-based exercises are used to become familiar with the computational techniques. Various criteria for model performance evaluation and model calibration issues are introduced and applied in workshops. Participants are required to write short reports to summarise simulation results and model performance evaluation.

Topics include: Introduction to hydrological, catchment and river modeling. Physically-based and conceptual models; distributed, semi-distributed and lumped models. Components of hydrological models and commonly used methods and software. Defining model structure, schematization and boundary conditions. Setting up of Mike-SHE model for catchment process simulation, Mike-11 model for river flow simulation and Mike-ECO Lab for water quality simulation. Criteria for model performance evaluation.

Learning outcome:

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand and describe the structure of physically-based hydrological models and the methods used by these models to simulate the behaviour of distinct
    hydrological phenomena;
  • Distinguise components of hydrological modelling software for hydrodynamic simulation, catchment process simulation and surface water quality simulation;
  • Translate a given hydrological problem into a model definition using available data;
  • Conduct a model calibration/validation procedure and to interpret the simulation results to assess model performance and to suggest improvement in the model set-up; and
  • Independently carry out a hydrological modelling study and to report the results.
Objective:

This course involves the application of process-based hydrological and river models for simulating catchment processes, river flow and water quality using Mike-SHE, Mile-11 and Mike-ECO Lab modelling software.

Contact Person: Shreedhar Maskey (Coordinator) (s.maskey@unesco-ihe.org)

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Venue

Venue: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Delft, Netherlands

UNESCO-IHE
Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft

Application


Cost:

€ 2.775


Prerequisites:

The course is addressed to water professionals with a solid background in hydrology/hydraulics/water resources/civil engineering.


Application Procedure:

Apply using the online application form.

Application Deadline: 18 March 2016 - 23.59 (CET)


Grant Opportunities:

Most of the UNESCO-IHE online courses are eligible for NFP fellowships, and candidates from NFP countries are always encouraged to apply for one (Deadline NFP: 14 October 2015). Discounts on the tuition fees are also available and apply to the following:

  • 30% for UNESCO-IHE alumni
  • 30% for UNESCO-IHE G-PoWER partners
  • 10% for UN family staff members
  • 10% for groups of 5 or more (provided that the course starts at the same time and a group application has been sent).

Qualification

Academic level: Lifelong Learning

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
5
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