Remote Sensing for Water Resources Management

In this course you will learn the basics of remote sensing in the context of water management applications, which data you can use for water resources applications as well as how to carry out a basic water assessment using remote sensing datasets.

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2021

For whom?

IHE MSc participants

External participants: Young and mid-career water professionals with a technical background and a strong interest in new techniques for water resources monitoring.

Prerequisites

Basic working knowledge of QGIS (WMG Module 3 for example).

Preferably a relevant water engineering or water science related BSc degree, basic hydrology. Good command of the English language.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 28 June 2021
End: 16 July 2021
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 27 May 2021 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000

VAT is not included in the course fee

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. Explain the basic principles and characteristics of the different types of remote sensing and their suitability for water management applications.
  2. Use different remote sensing products with GIS software to perform basic spatio-temporal analysis.
  3. Assess the accuracy of remote sensing data relative to other datasets
  4. Compile different remote sensing and other global datasets to perform a basic analysis of the water resources conditions in a river basin, identify possible issues and propose solutions in terms of management and monitoring

Course content

Remote sensing (RS) technology is widely used to monitor natural resources and human development because it provides a rich source of spatially distributed data including in poorly monitored areas. As RS is increasingly used in the field of water resources, it is important for water professionals to understand both its strengths and limitations.

In this course you will learn the basics of remote sensing and which data you can use for water resources applications as well as how to carry out a basic water assessment using remote sensing datasets. The course focuses on various applications of remote sensing techniques and you will learn by working with real data in a problem-based learning manner.

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