CSHS Principles of Hydrologic Modelling Short Course

CSHS Principles of Hydrologic Modelling Short Course

Registration for this course is now open for 2020.

This course addresses the development of computational models of watershed hydrology in support of water resources management and scientific investigation. The full model development and application cycle is considered:

  • pre-processing, understanding, and generating input forcing data;
  • system discretization and algorithms for simulating hydrologic processes;
  • parameter estimation; and
  • interpreting model output in the context of often significant system uncertainty.

The course will include practical applications of models to alpine, boreal forest, prairie, and agricultural settings in Canada. Students will be exposed to a number of useful hydrological modelling software tools, including R, Ostrich, Raven, and CRHM. Hydrologic modelling practitioners will present both complex and simple modelling case studies demonstrating the challenges confronted in real-world modelling applications.

The short course is offered every June/July at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. In 2020, the course will be offered from June 8-June 13th. Click on the buttons below for the course website for more details, including cost and registration information.