Water Resources Planning
Brief Description
The Water Resources Planning course aims to provide you with practical experience in the use of the WRSM rainfall-runoff model and new web-based version of the Resources Yield Model (WRYM) and gain an understanding of the roles of these models in the planning process. The course is facilitated through the configuration, testing and execution of the models and the interpretation of model results based on real world examples.
The course provides a great opportunity for delegates who want to further their professional careers in water resources planning and related fields such as water infrastructure development planning, hydrological modelling and climate change adaption planning.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, you should understand the necessity and application of the Water Resources planning process. Delegates attending the full course should furthermore be able to apply the WRSM and WRYM software in order to analyse water resources and evaluate different mitigation options in order to select appropriate water resource allocation solutions.
Course Content
Five-day Course
Rainfall-runoff modelling with WRSM 
  • Basic modelling principles
  • Data pre-processing Model configuration and testing
  • Model calibration
  • Generating natural stream flows
  • Verifying results
Using the Water Resources Yield Model (WYRM)
  • Model configuration and testing
  • Interpreting model results
  • Determining system yields
  • Dam and system operations planning
  • User requirements and water allocation
  • Risk-based planning and the role of stochastics
Entry Requirements
Background in water resources planning is beneficial

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Engineering and Technology Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for Engineers, Hydrologists and Water resources professionals.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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