Integrated Modeling in Hydrology

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Doel vak

The objectives of this course are for the students to:
- get acquainted with the wide range of modeling tools used in
integrated hydrological studies
- understand the type of questions that can be answered using such tools
- acquire hands-on modelling skills and gain experience with some
commonly used analytical programs (Matlab/Python, GIS, Excel)

Inhoud vak

The course is set up with a limited amount of lectures and two large
exercises. In these exercises the students will set up and apply their
own models from start to finish. The first exercise concerns a spatial
rainfall-runoff model using publicly available data sources. This model
will be used to simulate river discharge under current and future
climatic conditions, and results will be related to water resources
availability and associated measures. The second exercise is a flood
risk assessment where hazard, exposure and vulnerability will be
combined to estimate flood risks. Using the model, measures will be
evaluated on their risk reducing effect.


There will be a limited amount of lectures (in mornings) as the focus is
on the development of the two exercises. Practical sessions are
scheduled throughout the period where staff will be available to help
with technical questions and to help start up the model development. The
rest of the time students will work on their models, analyses and
reporting themselves.


Assessment will be done in the form of a report (50%) and a poster
presentation (50%) related to the assignments.


Relevant course reading material (papers, reports) will be provided via


Hydrology MSc students and other earth sciences related MSc programs

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1165
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. H. de Moel
Examinator dr. H. de Moel
Docenten dr. H. de Moel
prof. dr. P.J. Ward

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