Principles of Hydrological Modelling

The Canadian Society of Hydrological Sciences (CSHS) offers an annual course on the principles of hydrological modeling. This course addresses the development of computational models of watershed hydrology in support of water resources management and scientific investigation. The full model development and application cycle is considered and practical applications and an introduction to forecasting is provided.

The course is offered in English (University of Waterloo) and in French (École de technologie supérieure, Montreal) alternating every year.  In 2024, the course will be offered in English.

It is open to both graduate students and professionals and is intended for participants with degrees in hydrology, geomatics, engineering and water resources.  Students will be exposed to a number of useful hydrological modelling software tools, including R, Ostrich, Raven, CRHM, QGIS and PAVICS-Hydrp (GR4JCN).