This course aims to provide a better understanding of the theoretical concepts used to generate remote sensing based data on evapotranspiration and biomass production including their limitations. Specific attention will be given to the WaPOR database and how to do a systematic validation of the data. 

The course is organised into three modules:

  • Module 1: “Concepts of remote sensing ET (energy balance, FAO-56 PM)” 
  • Module 2: “WaPOR database: structure, input data, and methods” 
  • Module 3: “Validation of WaPOR database products”

A certificate of completion can be obtained after completing all assignments. 

Target Group: Early and mid-career water professionals with a technical background and a strong interest in new techniques for water use monitoring.

Pre-requisites: Preferably a relevant water and/or environmental science (agriculture, remote sensing, geoinformation, geography, or any other relevant) degree; basic working knowledge of spatial data and analysis techniques. Good command of the English language is required.

Recommendation to have completed module 1 of the OpenCourseWare on Water Productivity and Water Accounting using WaPOR before starting this course.

Course will be available from 15 June (registration is open)

Skill Level: Beginner
This course aims to teach end-users how to actively use the WaPOR portal for their own needs. The main focus of the course will be on how to search, download, and apply WaPOR data for water productivity and water accounting studies. The course is separated into 3 modules:
  • Module 1: Introduction and Usage (5 units)
  • Module 2: Water Productivity (3 units) 
  • Module 3: Water Accounting (5 units)

How to enrol: Log in with IHE OCW account then click on "Enrol me" under Self-enrolment option. If you don't have IHE OCW account yet, click on "Create new account". Complete the Sign-up form then log in with your new account. Then, follow the course link bit.do/waporocw to enrol.

Description: Water Productivity and Water Accounting using WaPOR is an open online course targeting practitioners and academicians who are working in water resources management and related fields and have interest in applying open access remote sensing data and other open data to assess the water resources situation and water productivity and the extent to which water productivity increases have an effect on different water users in a river basin context. The main focus of the course will be on WaPOR data (https://wapor.apps.fao.org/home/WAPOR_2/1) but the methodology is applicable to similar remote sensing products.


Skill Level: Beginner

Delta planning, delta management, vulnerability, protection

Skill Level: Beginner

This open online training course developed with support from FAO is intended to strengthen countries' ability to assess environmental flows (e-flows), implementing an integrated management approach for their land and water resources. E-flows describe the quantity, timing, and quality of freshwater flows and levels necessary to sustain aquatic ecosystems which, in turn, support human cultures, economies, sustainable livelihoods, and well-being. They are explicitly addressed under the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as single national estimates integrated into Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.4.2. This “water stress” indicator (SDG 6.4.2) provides an estimate of pressure by all sectors on the country’s renewable freshwater resources.

The course is open to anyone interested in the topic of e-flows, but has been designed for staff in relevant national agencies tasked with the monitoring of Indicator SDG 6.4.2 and the sustainable management of water and other natural resources. After this course you will be able to:

  • Describe why securing environmental water requirements is essential to meet SDG Target 6.4 and thereby maintain aquatic ecosystem health and resilience;
  • Explain the key aspects of hydrological, morphological and ecological science underlying e-flows;
  • Compare different methodologies for the assessment of e-flow requirements; and
  • Evaluate which measures to implement e-flows are most suited to your national situation.

The course content is divided into four themes. The time to devote to the course is 4 to 6 hours per theme, with a total of 16-24 hours of lessons. Learning modalities include 1) interactive lectures, 2) relevant readings, and 3) exercises. Quizzes (self-assessments) are also available to check your learning progress. A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the course.


Registration

Step 0. Have you already created an account to access IHE Delft Open Education?
If you created an account to access one of our open courses in the past, you can use the same username and password to login. Then, go to Step 2 - Register/Enrol Yourself in the Course. If you created an account in the past, but forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?”. 

Step 1. Create a New Account in the IHE Open Education website

Click on Create New Account, fill in your username, password etc., an 'account confirmation' email will be sent to you (check also in your spam e-mailbox, particularly if you have a Gmail account), use the 'web address' received to confirm your new account and login using your username and password

 Step 2. Register/enrol yourself in the course

Click on the title, click on 'Enrol me in this course' (under the arrow in the upper right side/below your username), click on 'Enrol me' in the page 'Enrolment options' to complete the process (the course coordinator will send you an 'welcome' email and your name will be listed as course participant).


Skill Level: Beginner
Water Productivity in Practice is an online course targeting practitioners and academicians who are working in agriculture and related fields. They are also interested in conducting water productivity and/or water accounting analyses, including to study how water productivity improvements can have an effect on different water users in a river basin context. To properly follow this course, we expect that the participants have a basic understanding of hydrology, irrigation agronomy.

Registration

Step 0. Have you already created an account to access IHE Delft Open Education?
If you created an account to access one of our open courses in the past, you can use the same username and password to login. Then, go to Step 2 - Register/Enrol Yourself in the Course. If you created an account in the past, but forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?”. 

Step 1. Create a New Account in the IHE Open Education website

Click on Create New Account, fill in your username, password etc., an 'account confirmation' email will be sent to you (check also in your spam e-mailbox, particularly if you have a Gmail account), use the 'web address' received to confirm your new account and login using your username and password

Step 2. Register/enrol yourself in the course

Click on the title, click on 'Enrol me in this course' (under the arrow in the upper right side/below your username), click on 'Enrol me' in the page 'Enrolment options' to complete the process (the course coordinator will send you an 'welcome' email and your name will be listed as course participant).

Skill Level: Beginner
El objetivo principal de este curso es el de mejorar el conocimiento sobre los conjuntos de datos de WaPOR y el de enseñar a los usuarios finales cómo utilizar activamente el portal WaPOR según sus necesidades. Aunque el enfoque principal del curso será el de cómo buscar, descargar y aplicar datos WaPOR para estudios de productividad y contabilidad del agua, la metodología es aplicable a productos de detección remota similares. El curso consta de 4 temas:

  • Introducción a WaPOR v3
  • El Portal de WaPOR v3
  • Descarga automática de datos WaPOR v3
  • Análisis geoespaciales de datos WaPOR utilizando SIG

Cómo inscribirse: inicie sesión con una cuenta en IHE OCW y luego haga clic en "Registrarme", en la opción Autoregistro. Si aún no tiene una cuenta IHE OCW, haga clic en "Crear una cuenta nueva". Complete el formulario de registro y luego inicie sesión con su nueva cuenta. 

Description: Introducción a WaPOR v3 es un curso en línea dirigido a profesionales y académicos que trabajan en la gestión de recursos hídricos y campos relacionados y que tienen interés en utilizar datos de teledetección de acceso abierto y otros datos de acceso abierto para evaluar la situación de los recursos hídricos en su región. También para aquellos interesados en realizar análisis de productividad y/o contabilidad del agua, incluyendo el cómo las mejoras en la productividad del agua pueden tener un efecto en diferentes usuarios del agua en el contexto de una cuenca fluvial. The main focus of the course will be on WaPOR data (https://data.apps.fao.org/wapor/?lang=en).

Skill Level: Beginner
This course aims to teach end-users how to actively use the WaPOR portal for their own needs. The main focus of the course will be on what is the WaPOR data, how to access and download WaPOR data in various ways and to do geospatial analyses with WaPOR data. This course is an update of the first module of Water Accounting and Water Productivity using WaPOR course, now covering the latest WaPOR version (v3) and features of the WaPOR portal and download scripts. The course is separated into 4 topics:

  • Introduction to WaPOR v3
  • The WaPOR portal v3
  • WaPORDL: Download WaPORv3 data
  • WaPOR spatial data analysis using GIS

How to enrol: Log in with IHE OCW account then click on "Enrol me" under Self-enrolment option. If you don't have IHE OCW account yet, click on "Create new account". Complete the Sign-up form then log in with your new account. 

Description:  WaPOR Introduction course is an open online course targeting practitioners and academicians who are working in water resources management and related fields and have interest in applying open access remote sensing data and other open data to assess the water resources situation and water productivity and the extent to which water productivity increases have an effect on different water users in a river basin context. The main focus of the course will be on WaPOR data (https://data.apps.fao.org/wapor/?lang=en).

This course is also available in Spanish.

Skill Level: Beginner
Ecosystem Vitality, Ecosystem Services, Governance and Stakeholders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Registration

Step 0. Have you already created an account to access IHE Delft Open Education?
If you created an account to access one of our open courses in the past, you can use the same username and password to login. Then, go to Step 2 - Register/Enrol Yourself in the Course. If you created an account in the past, but forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?”. 

Step 1. Create a New Account in the IHE Open Education website

Click on Create New Account, fill in your username, password etc., an 'account confirmation' email will be sent to you (check also in your spam e-mailbox, particularly if you have a Gmail account), use the 'web address' received to confirm your new account and login using your username and password

 Step 2. Register/enrol yourself in the course

Click on the title, click on 'Enrol me in this course' (under the arrow in the upper right side/below your username), click on 'Enrol me' in the page 'Enrolment options' to complete the process (the course coordinator will send you an 'welcome' email and your name will be listed as course participant).


Skill Level: Beginner

Freshwater Vitality, Ecosystem Services, Governance and Stakeholders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Registration

Step 0. Have you already created an account to access IHE Delft Open Education?
If you created an account to access one of our open courses in the past, you can use the same username and password to login. Then, go to Step 2 - Register/Enrol Yourself in the Course. If you created an account in the past, but forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?”. 

Step 1. Create a New Account in the IHE Open Education website

Click on Create New Account, fill in your username, password etc., an 'account confirmation' email will be sent to you (check also in your spam e-mailbox, particularly if you have a Gmail account), use the 'web address' received to confirm your new account and login using your username and password

 Step 2. Register/enrol yourself in the course

Click on the title, click on 'Enrol me in this course' (under the arrow in the upper right side/below your username), click on 'Enrol me' in the page 'Enrolment options' to complete the process (the course coordinator will send you an 'welcome' email and your name will be listed as course participant).

Skill Level: Beginner
Water accounting, Rapid water accounting, Water accounting plus, Water auditing and governance analysis

Registration

Step 0. Have you already created an account to access IHE Delft Open Education?
If you created an account to access one of our open courses in the past, you can use the same username and password to login. Then, go to Step 2 - Register/Enrol Yourself in the Course. If you created an account in the past, but forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?”. 

Step 1. Create a New Account in the IHE Open Education website

Click on Create New Account, fill in your username, password etc., an 'account confirmation' email will be sent to you (check also in your spam e-mailbox, particularly if you have a Gmail account), use the 'web address' received to confirm your new account and login using your username and password

 Step 2. Register/enrol yourself in the course

Click on the title, click on 'Enrol me in this course' (under the arrow in the upper right side/below your username), click on 'Enrol me' in the page 'Enrolment options' to complete the process (the course coordinator will send you an 'welcome' email and your name will be listed as course participant).

Skill Level: Beginner