The course is meant for professionals working in the water sector. Required are a relevant education at BSc level and a basic understanding of physical hydrology. Experience in operational aspects of hydrology is a pre.
The principles and background of hydrological and hydrometeorological data collection and processing are explained in a series of class lectures. Topics include data collection networks and network design, operational, institutional and financial aspects; data bases, information dissemination and hydrological services; publicly available data sources, integration of data sources, measurement and processing of river flow data. Due attention is given to quality control of station time series and performance of data collection networks.
Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
- Comprehend the need for hydrological data and information and the roles and functions of National Hydrological Services.
- Comprehend the activities involved in water resources-related data collection, processing, storage and retrieval.
- Explain the principles and concepts used in hydrological observing networks and routine data collection.
- Apply standard methods for processing and analyzing hydrological data to prepare water resources information.
- Apply hands-on experience with collecting, processing and comparative analysis of hydrometeorological station data.s-on experience with collecting, processing and comparative analysis of hydrometeorological station data.