Community water and sanitation and advanced irrigation professionals require detailed knowledge of the design, construction and management of water sources for domestic and agricultural use, as well as of the engineering of water pumping and piped distribution. This short course covers the engineering of rainwater, surface water and groundwater sources, water pumping and pipe systems.
This short course concentrates on the quantification of surface and groundwater hydrological processes. An understanding of rainfall, evapotranspiration, runoff, groundwater recharge, groundwater storage, and groundwater movement is essential for those involved in the science, engineering or management of the water environment. This course provides a conceptual and quantitative understanding of hydrology and the basic principles of hydraulics as a...
Water of good quality is necessary for domestic, environmental, industrial, recreational and agricultural uses. For those working in water management, it is important to understand the rationale for and be practically competent in the sampling of water and the measurement and interpretation of water quality parameters.
Given the frequency of displaced populations as a consequence of conflict and the inevitable occurrence of natural disasters, there is a need for a basic knowledge in the provision of safe water supply and introduction of environmental sanitation under difficult circumstances.
This short course will provide you with the specialist understanding of major air pollutants, the associated regulatory frameworks and detection and monitoring techniques. The course covers principal air pollutants associated with industrial processes such as bioaerosols, odours, dust and particulates, noise and radiations.
Geographical information is now becoming increasingly more present in our daily life. This poses new challenges to its efficient and timely delivery to potential end users who do not necessarily have the required skills to access or operate a GIS software package. The internet offers a powerful medium for real-time delivery of geographical information and location-based services.
Change is an inherent characteristic of any natural environmental system. Recent increases in the rate, scale and complexity of human-environment interactions has reinforced the usefulness of simulation models as a means of predicting environmental change and of assessing the possible impacts on environmental systems. This short course provides an introduction to the development and use of simulation models in hydrology.