Water Resource Management
Duration: 4 days
QCF Accredited: Yes
Level: 4 (HNC/HND)
- Practical Flow measurement
- Design features of water abstraction methods and related local legislation
- Factors affecting yield of water resources and demand forecasting
- Practical management of water resources
According to the World Bank, water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Water-related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to natural disasters. Today, most countries are placing unprecedented pressure on water resources. The global population is growing fast, and estimates show that with current practices, the world will face a 40% shortfall between forecast demand and available supply of water by 2030. Furthermore, chronic water scarcity, hydrological uncertainty, and extreme weather events (floods and droughts) are perceived as some of the biggest threats to global prosperity and stability.
Human effects on the quality and quantity of water represent the single greatest threat to species, habitats and ecosystem function around the world owing to their fundamental dependence on the most fundamental requirement for life.
Therefore, is fundamentally important for water industry professionals to understand water resource management principles. Without appropriate water management, whether in agriculture, industry, community development, or maintenance of sustainable environmental, we can run the risk of over exploitation and contamination of the life’s most essential requirement.
Successful water management is dependent on the development of integrated solutions which requires social, political, institutional, legal and financial, as well as scientifically technical and environmental awareness and understanding.
The Water Resources four day course is an efficient way to fill the gaps in knowledge and provide a competitive edge when it comes to professional development and career progression.
This short course offers multidisciplinary understanding of water resources and management of water resources. It is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and manage resources with context of hydrological cycle and methods of increasing and maintaining yield of surface and groundwater, methods of water abstraction and relevant legislation.