The aim of this course is to provide both a solid theoretical understanding and a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of geographical information systems and remote sensing technologies for the analysis of water related data and provision of solutions to various water and environmental problems. As well, GIS saves time and money in developing water distribution system hydraulic models for simulating flows and pressures in the system. GIS also helps in presenting the model results to non-technical audiences.
This course focuses on the application of GIS and remote sensing technologies in the water distribution systems modeling, flood plain management, hydrological modeling, spatial interpolation, watershed delineation, water quality assessment and planning, constructing a ground water simulation model and connecting the spatially referenced time series data. The Digital Elevation/Terrain Models (DEMs and DTMs) shall also be utilized in analyzing water flow and watershed analysis among others.