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Flood Risk Management

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Introduce to the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of FRM and stresses on the use of the latest tools such as flood inundation modelling, flood risk mapping and decision/evacuation
Course description Learning objectives: Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to: • understand and explain the main principles of flood risk management (FRM); • understand the Hydroinformatics tools available for FRM; • understand and explain the main principles of flood forecasting and warning and uncertainty issues associated with flood forecasts; • familiarise with the different flood forecasting models; • utilise their hands-on experience in the step-by-step modelling procedure to build flood inundation models, flood risk maps, etc.. Course content The course will introduce the basic concepts of FRM and the latest tools and techniques available in managing flood risk. Specific contents are: • Introduction to flood risk management • FRM in practice – the different models of FRM • Sources of risk and their quantification • Risk pathways (including 2D flood inundation modelling and reliability analysis of flood defence structures) • Vulnerability: Risk perception, community behaviour and social resilience • Pre-flood measures in FRM: sustainability issues, long-term planning, flood forecasting and warning, flood risk maps • During flood measures in FRM (flood
Study subjects Introduction to Flood Risk Management (FRM), FRM in Practice; Introduction to the Source-Pathway-Receptor Model of FRM; Uncertainty Issues in FRM; Sources of Risk; Risk Pathways; Vulnerability (Consequences on Receptors); Pre-Flood Measures in FRM; During Flood Measures in FRM; Post Flood Measures
Course objectives To understand and explain the main principles of flood risk management (FRM); to understand the HI tools available for FRM; to conceptualise the main principles of EU Flood directive and to gain knowledge about European experience in FRM;to understand and explain the main principles of flood forecasting, warning and uncertainty issues associated with flood forecasts.
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 3 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes lecture, computer modeling, excursion, individual assignment, self study
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department IHE Delft
Information about the institution IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and the only institution in the UN system to confer accredited MSc degrees and promote PhDs. It offers degree programmes, short courses, online courses and tailor-made training. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. More than 175 PhD candidates were promoted. IHE Delft is at the centre of a vast international network of water related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organizations, scientific and professional associations and other members of the international water community. The Institute runs a substantial number of joint MSc programmes implemented in partnership with universities around the globe. These joint programmes combine the strengths of the collaborating institutions and deliver either multiple degrees or a joint degree.


Admission requirements
  1. Several years of relevant working experience
  2. Relevant wo bachelor (academic bachelor) : BSc degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field from a recognised university.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
8 Jun 2020 8 May 2020 8 May 2020
7 Jun 2021 7 May 2021 7 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2910€ 2910n.a.
2020 (FT)€ 2910€ 2910n.a.

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  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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