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GIS and Remote Sensing Applications for the Water Sector

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies for the analysis and solution of different water and environmental problems.
Course description The course focuses on the analysis of digital spatial data, preparation for numerical modelling, presentation of modelling results and support to the decision making process. Some of the topics covered in the course include the following: • Introduction to geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies, • Active and passive remote sensing, • Data structures, • Map projections and coordinate systems, • Processing of digital geographic information, • Creation of digital elevation models, • Visualisation, • Mapping of water and environmental features, • Watersheds, streams and aquifers delineation, • Digitisation, • Soil and land use mapping, • Map algebra, • Terrain analysis for hydrological and hydraulic modelling, • Presentation of modelling results, • Analysis to generate new information and knowledge, • Dissemination of new information and knowledge, • GIS as a decision support tool.
Study subjects Analysis of Digital Spatial Data; Preparation for Numerical Modeling; Presentation of Modeling Results; Support to the Decision Making Process.
Course objectives To gain a sound fundamental understanding of the GIS and remote sensing technologies, to understand the basic principles underlying the GIS/model-based management of water resources and environment and to become familiar with the GIS-based analytical and problem-solving techniques for sustainable planning and management of water resources and environmental problems.
ECTS credits 4.00
Duration 2 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes lecture, case study, computer exercise, computer modeling, individual assignment
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): Basic knowledge of computing and water/environmental related disciplines.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
26 Oct 2020 26 Sep 2020 26 Sep 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1940€ 1940n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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