Short Courses

Offer a great variety of topics related with the theme of the congress, in a short time-period. The courses are going to take place in Cartagena at University of Los Andes.

In this conferece several scholarships are going to be offered for any of these short courses. These scholarships are targeted to students and practitioners from Latin America. Apply using the next link where additional information can be found. 

Note: The scholarships only apply for December 3 and 4 courses.


Introduction to Hydraulic Modeling with HEC-RAS

Instructor(s): Martin Teal
Duration: 4 hours
Day: December, Tuesday 4 
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 m
Language: Spanish
Room: 3

Description

This four hour interactive course is intended for professionals with limited or no knowledge of HEC-RAS. HEC-RAS (River Analysis System) is a one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) hydraulic model produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, freely available, and is used world-wide to generate water surface profiles and compute hydraulic variables in fluvial systems.

Agenda

  1. HEC-RAS for Managers and Reviewers
  2. Hydraulic Modeling Techniques
  3. Model Application Examples

Cost

USD $90

Advanced Hydraulic Modeling with HEC-RAS

Instructor(s): Martin Teal
Duration: 4 hours
Day: December, Tuesday 4 
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Language: Spanish
Room: 3

Description

This four hour interactive course is intended for professionals with knowledge of hydraulic models such as HEC-RAS. While the previous course dealt mainly with 1D steady flow modeling, this course focuses on unsteady flow modeling. The course will touch on 1D, 2D and combined 1D-2D unsteady flow models using HEC-RA

Agenda

  1. One-dimensional Unsteady Hydraulic Modeling
  2. Two-dimensional Modeling
  3. Model Application Examples

Cost

USD $90

Modeling Coastal Impacts Using XBEACH

Instructor(s): Dano Roelvink
Duration: 2 days
Day: December, Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm y 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Language: Spanish
Room: 2

Description 

This course will be a practical introduction into the modeling of coastal hydrodynamic and morphological processes using XBeach, both for short-term storm impacts (dune erosion, overwashing, breaching, inundation) and for longer-term coastal evolution.

Agenda

The course will be divided into 4 half-day parts. In the part I, the theoretical framework and governing equations of XBeach will be explained for different modes of operation (stationary, ‘surfbeat’ approach, nonhydrostatic wave-resolving mode), followed by hands-on exercises related to typical 1D cross-shore and 2DH applications of storm impact modeling. In part II, more advanced functionality will be explained and participants will create their own grid and model based on given bathymetry and boundary conditions data. In part III, participants will bring one or two slides to explain their current problem area that they would like to model, for which we will then discuss modeling strategies, domain, mode of modeling to apply and possible input reduction techniques. The participants will start setting up simple, relatively coarse models of the situation of their choice. In part IV this is continued, and first simulations will be performed. A number of these simulations will be analyzed and discussed in the classroom.

Cost

USD $280

Advanced Course on EPANET

Instructor(s): Pedro Iglesias y Javier Martínez
Duration: 8 hours
Day: December, Tuesday 4 
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Language: Spanish
Room: 5

Description

The course takes as its starting point the basic management of the EPANET model. From here, we will study the behavior of a water network, considering of elements whose representation is not evident from a basic knowledge of EPANET.

Agenda

  1. Importing and exporting data and results
  2. Detailed study of the dynamic analysis of EPANET
  3. Symbolic representation of elements not defined in EPANET
  4. Detailed study of the behavior of leaks and defects
  5. Detailed study of the behavior of the valves
  6. Detailed study of the behavior of pumps. Energy analysis
  7. Immediate applications of the mathematical model of a water network
  8. Detailed study of the water quality model

Cost

USD $180

Reconstructing Historical Drinking Water Contamination Events

Instructor(s): Morris L. Maslia 
Duration: 6 hours
Day: December, Tuesday 4 
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Language: English
Room: 4

Description

Contamination of public drinking water and the resulting health consequences have been documented for several centuries. When such occurrences take place, scientists and public health officials require water distribution systems analysis to identify the source(s), duration, and frequency of the contamination. This information is then used to characterize and quantify the public’s exposure to contaminants in drinking water. The linking of groundwater flow, contaminant fate and transport, and water-distribution system models, along with input from information and data gathering, community assistance panels, and expert/peer review is referend to as the Historical Reconstruction Process. In this short course, students will be introduced to different aspects of the historical reconstruction process. Historical drinking-water contamination cases will be reviewed and discussed to illustrate and highlight the various aspects and complexities of the historical reconstruction process.

Agenda

Cost

USD $130

Hydrology and Climate Change: Introduction to Extreme Event Analysis using Model Results and Information from Climate Change Scenarios

Instructor(s): Gerald Corzo
Duration: 2 days
Day: December, Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Language: Spanish
Room: 1

Description

The course provides an important basis for professionals to differentiate and define climate change and its relationship with water resources. With this course, a professional could evaluate hydrological scenarios with climate change conditions using the latest technologies available.

Agenda

  1. Introduction to climate change
  2. Summary of IPCC 2013 forecasts and scenarios
  3. Introduction to hydrological modelling
  4. SWAT hydrological model

Cost

USD $280