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Training on Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling

From Monday, November 28, 2016
To Friday, December 09, 2016
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Venue: Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

This course is designed to develop skills and knowledge on the application of hydrological and hydraulic models for river basins for an effective flood risk management.


Floods have been a dramatic interaction between man and nature from the beginning of the civilization and they are the source of rejuvenation and losses. The fight to conquer or live with the floods remains a matter of how we perceive the threat and what measures are available at our disposal. If we are able to foresee the hazard, we can estimate the vulnerability and this helps to take countermeasures to reduce the damage and loss. With the advances in numerical modelling, remote sensing technology and geographical information system (GIS), it is now possible to simulate floods as well as possible consequences. Hydrologic models are used to estimate the runoff from rainfalls over a catchment while hydrodynamic models can be used to prepare flood hazard maps. Both types of models can be used together to determine flood hazard for effectively manage the flood risk.

Course Modules

Module I: Introduction to remote sensing and GIS

Module II: Introduction to hazard and risk

Module III: Catchment modelling

Module IV: Hydrological modelling

Module V: Hydraulic modelling

Module VI: Statistical methods in hydrology


Participants will accomplish the following from the training:

• Basic concepts of Remote Sensing and GIS

• Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in DEM analysis, catchment delineation, etc.

• Hands-on practical on hydrologic and hydraulic modelling

• Time series and frequency analysis

Course Duration

Two weeks (28 November 2016 – 09 December 2016)

Course Fee

The tuition fee is US $ 1,800 per participant, which covers the cost of resource inputs, training materials, refreshments during the training sessions, transportation for study visits (if any), social and cultural visits during the weekends and minor medical expenses, if necessary. The tuition fee does NOT include accommodation (US$ 45-60/night), daily living expenses (DSA), airfare and other transportations.

Medium of Training


Assessment and Certification

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

Resource Person

The experts from AIT will be resource persons for this training. Some distinguished lecturers from outside will be also invited to provide and share field specific experiences to the participants.

Registration and Payment

Interested persons can apply as an individual, although preference will be given to those sponsored by their organizations. Registration and payment should be completed at least two week before the scheduled course. Pre-course information will be provided after the final acceptance and payment confirmation. 

Training Registration Form

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Geoinformatics Center
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), P O. BOX 4, Klong Luang
Pathumathani, Thailand
Tel: + 66-2-524-6184/6482
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