Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring

The course will provide you with the background needed to design effective water quality monitoring networks of surface waters.

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Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 30 March 2020
End: 17 April 2020
Deadline IHE application: 28 February 2020 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2910

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content

The fundamental question of why we monitor will be discussed, along with what water quality variables to monitor in relation to different objectives. Participants will design a monitoring network, and open source tools to gather information for monitoring will be explored. Finally, participants will work on ensuring data quality, and on statistical analyses of water quality data.


Required: Basic knowledge in chemistry and statistics || Good command of English || Basic knowledge in computer operations (MS-Windows, Office) || Basic knowledge in QGIS (ES programme module 2 or IHE Open CourseWare on Open Source Software for Preprocessing GIS Data for Hydrological Models, exercises 1, 2, en 7).

Recommended: basic knowledge of R statistical software (ES programme modules 2-3). 


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