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8th EO AFRICA R&D Facility Online Course: Assessing potential use of water resources in an African river basin

 May 15 - June 9

This online course will show participants how to relate the water balance components (precipitation, evaporation, run-off and groundwater recharge) to identify surpluses of water and possible potential usage of those water resources in the area. The participants are free to conduct the case study on a river catchment (watershed) of their choice. By the end of the course, the students will be able to delineate a river catchment, download and process precipitation and evaporation (evapotranspiration) data for the area and conduct the assessment of potential water resources use based on the land-use land cover classification map. In addition to those practical skills, the students will learn about the pipelines and models that led to the mentioned datasets.

The course will use a set of short movies, webinars, and presentations in combination with reading material and reference articles to existing materials and websites. Quizzes and hands-on practicals will be mandatory to complete training and receive the certificate of completion.

The total Course duration is 40 hours, estimated as 10 hours per week for 4 weeks.

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