IHE Delft Alumni & Partners Online Seminars by Dr. Johannes van der Kwast

Online Seminar: Open Source Software and Open Data for Integrated Water Resources Management

  • 20 Sep 2017
  • 11:45 - 12:45
Worldwide
Worldwide

IHE Delft Alumni & Partners Online Seminars are designed as a means of providing lifelong learning to the Institute Alumni community and Partners. Since the topics will be of interest to a broader audience, they are open to all interested persons. The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The seminar is organized in collaboration with the WaterChannel, IHE Delft partner.

Description

Geo-information is of essential importance for water management. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Delta planning and asset management for water utilities need knowledge on GIS and management of spatial data. In the education at IHE Delft and in our capacity development and research projects open source software and open data are increasingly used.

This seminar presents different activities of IHE Delft related to open source software and open data. Important open data resources (remote sensing and GIS data) that exist for IWRM will be discussed. During the seminar it will be demonstrated how water sector organisations and knowledge institutes can share data using spatial data infrastructures (SDIs). Challenges and opportunities related to sharing of GIS data will be discussed.

The seminar is organized in collaboration with the WaterChannel.

About the Speaker

Dr. Johannes van der Kwast is Senior Lecturer in Ecohydrological Modelling, Water Science and Engineering Department at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

He finished a Master in Physical Geography at Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2002 with a specialization in GIS and Remote Sensing. In 2002 he was appointed at the Faculty of Geosciences of Utrecht University as an junior lecturer in GIS, lecturing theory and concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing to MSc students. Furthermore, he developed and supervised computer-assisted courses on image processing and GIS. In 2009 he finished his PhD at Utrecht University on the integration of remote sensing in spatial dynamic modelling of soil moisture using data-assimilation techniques implemented in the PCRaster Python framework.

From 2007 to 2012 he worked at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) where he was appointed as a researcher in spatial dynamical environmental modelling. He participated in projects related to water quality modelling, land-use change modelling and the use of remote sensing data for urban applications. Since April 2012 he is appointed as lecturer in ecohydrological modelling at IHE Delft. He teaches in Open Source GIS and modelling and is involved capacity development and research projects.

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Alumni Online Seminars are designed as a means of providing lifelong learning to the Institute alumni community. Since the topics will be of interest to a broader audience, they are also open to all interested persons, so please share this information with your colleagues.

The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The events are free of charge. Please register to participate using the following link. Find below the information about the seminar and guidelines to follow the event.

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How to actively participate in this seminar:
You can send your questions to the speaker using the question box at the conference room!
The questions will be selected by the moderator of the event.

Broadcast of the event
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