Summer School 2008

Management of water quantity

All management measures are based on reliable data and/or simulation of the quantity of water. This is why we devote the first summer course to this problem. We use different field assessment methods and models to quantify the water cycle with a special focus on the adaptation to the data bases of BRIC countries. Experts from selected countries (China, Bulgaria, Brazil) will report about the situation in their countries. In addition, we will also discuss the use of data from global models as a basis for future scenarios of local conditions.

 

Course Topics

Monitoring concepts and measurement techniques, management of water resources in BRIC countries, conservation strategies, impact of global change on water resources, statistical analyses, practical work in the computer lab with SWAT and SWIM model, excursions