This online course aims to enable you to develop practical skills to confidently engage with the media and effectively communicate your research and professional work. Although relevant to anyone wishing to improve their science communication, the course is most relevant to those working on science relating to the Nile Basin. It uses examples and case studies specifically relevant to those working in the Nile Basin and takes account of the particular sensitivities around communicating science in this area.
The course is designed for professionals (engineers,
scientists and managers/planners) active in the urban water sector, especially
those involved in urban flood management and who want to use simulation models for
planning of drainage networks and flood-related disaster management activities.
The course describes modern urban water management issues, such as climate change, urbanization and urban growth.
This course covers cardinal aspects in water transport and distribution engineering such as hydraulic modelling, water-hammer theory, decision support systems, asset management or water quality. State-of-the-art knowledge and cutting edge tools are taught enabling a vision of the water supply challenge much beyond standard engineering practices, a prerequisite when coping with global stresses like Climate Change, population growth or water scarcity.