Water professionals with a solid background in hydrology/hydraulics/water resources/civil engineering.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 25 April 2022
End: 13 May 2022
Deadline IHE application: 24 March 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000
VAT is not included in the course fee
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.