GIS FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Course fee: KSH 80,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 05/10/2020 End Date: 09/10/2020

GIS FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this course is to provide both a solid theoretical understanding and a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies for the analysis and solution of different water and environmental problems.

DURATION

5 days

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course is designed for professionals (engineers and scientists) active in the water/environmental sector, especially those involved in planning and management of water systems as well as numerical modeling. Prerequisites are a basic knowledge of computing and water related topics.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

v Gain a sound fundamental understanding of the GIS and remote sensing technologies

v To understand the basic principles underlying the GIS/model-based management of water resources and environment

v To become familiar with the GIS-based analytical and problem-solving techniques for sustainable planning and management of water resources and environmental problems.

COURSE OUTLINE

The course focuses on the analysis of digital spatial data, preparation for numerical modeling, presentation of modeling results and support to the decision making process. Some of the topics covered in the course include the following:

Module 1

v Introduction to geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies,

v Active and passive remote sensing,

v Data structures,

Module 2

v Map projections and coordinate systems,

v Processing of digital geographic information,

v Creation of digital elevation models,

v Visualisation,

Module 3

v Mapping of water and environmental features,

v Watersheds, streams and aquifers delineation,

v Map Digitization,

v Soil and land use mapping,

Module 4

v Watershed Analysis

v Map algebra,

v Terrain analysis for hydrological and hydraulic modeling,

v Presentation of modeling results,

Module 5

v Analysis to generate new information and knowledge,

v Dissemination of new information and knowledge,

v GIS as a decision support tool.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

TRAINING VENUE, LOGISTICS AND PAYMENT

v Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v For further inquiries, please contact us on training@afriextraining.org

v Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to training@afriextraining.org

v Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.

Contact Details

Anniversary Towers 8th Flr, Nairobi
+254 715 310 685 | +254 732 543 623
info@afriextraining.org

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