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School of Geography

Issues and Skills for River Basin Dynamics and Management

Taught in Semester 1 (Enrolment in September)

72 hours contact:

  • 10 x 2 hour lectures
  • 2 x 8 hours fieldwork (residential)
  • 1 x 8 hour practical
  • 7 x 4 hour practical
  • Mon, Tues, Weds


Topics include fundamentals of river basin hydrology and river hydraulics, overview of river basin management, carbon management overview, legislation, river basin dynamics and channel stability overview, field work skills for environmental data collection (two day residential trip), skills in environmental data analysis using open source R software, skills in river flood modelling using the flood estimation handbook (FEH), the industry-standard 1D hydraulic model; ISIS, and a cutting-edge distributed open source model; Delft3d. 

  • Accredited by CIWEM
  • Learn from world-class academic staff and study alongside postgraduate students
  • Part of water@leeds
  • Lectures are combined with field, laboratory and computer practicals and you will have access to academic facilities and resources
  • Certificate of completion awarded
  • Credits can be considered as prior learning when applying the for River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS (MSc/PGDip) and MSc Environmental Water Consultancy (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

Further information and application process

For more information please contact Dr Paul Kay or Taught Postgraduate Admissions.