Delft, the Netherlands, 10 Jun 2022

IHE Delft launches new series of short courses

Starting in 2023, early and mid-career water professionals can take two to three week short courses at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education to sharpen their knowledge and skills in topics related to current developments in the water sector.

The new offering of 17 courses will have start dates throughout the year and target anyone involved in water and sustainable development, for example scientists, engineers and policy-makers.

The courses address current issues in the water sector and focus on subjects ranging from water governance to engineering and hydroinformatics. Professor Charlotte de Fraiture, IHE Delft Vice Rector, said the courses were created with busy water professionals in mind.

“Taking time out for courses can be a challenge – this is why our new range of specialised short courses are designed to enable professionals to strengthen their skills in a very short time,” she said. “Though they last just a few weeks, the courses offer opportunities to learn and network that will benefit participants for years to come.”

The courses aim to attract a variety of participants in terms of background and nationality to enable peer-to-peer learning and networking in a diverse setting. Courses are open to individuals as well as small groups sent by companies and water sector organizations.

Courses and start dates

The new courses and start dates are:

  • Water Policy (23 January 2023)
  • Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring (6 February 2023)
  • Resource Recovery from Sanitation Practices (13 February 2023)
  • Groundwater Resources and Treatment (1 May 2023)
  • Water Infrastructure Asset Management (1 May 2023)
  • Citizen Science for Water Management and Sustainable Development (15 May 2023)
  • Stakeholders, Partnerships and Network Analysis (22 May 2023)
  • Managing Resilient Water Utilities (29 May 2023)
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment at Project and Strategic Levels (5 June 2023)
  • Experimental Methods in Desalination and Membrane Technology (5 June 2023)
  • Ecosystem Services Assessment for Informed Decision-making (19 June 2023)
  • Remote Sensing for Agricultural Water Management (19 June 2023)
  • Water Resources Planning under Changing Climate and Environment (24 July 2023)
  • Using Open Data, QGIS and HEC-RAS for Hydraulic Modelling (9 October 2023)
  • Small Hydropower Developments – From planning to design (23 October 2023)
  • Water Economics (13 November 2023)
  • Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Assessment (20 November 2023)

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