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This tutorial is a web based version of the training given by, and for, Firma project members in 2000. It contains a set of tutorial lectures that will be suitable, or of interest, to people who may wish to learn about the application of simulation models to water resource management. You can learn about both simulation and hydrology.


the course

The course includes all the training presentations with some additional links for further information.

how to navigate your way around the course

For ease of navigation this course has been divided into four modules that contain related presentations:

    • modelling
    • hydrology
    • integrated assessment
    • conclusions

As most presentations are quite long, each page has a contents table with links to main subject headings within the presentation.


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aims of the course

The course aims to to establish a common knowledge base among all participants, whatever their competencies, in order to facilitate working together, understanding, and co-operation.

The modelling courses aim to consider questions such as: what is the agent approach? What are the methodologies? What are the languages for specifications? It aims to gives non modelling experts some knowledge and understanding of modelling, and to encourage modelling experts to discuss their approaches together.

The hydrology courses are centred around questions such as: what are the main water issues to be considered? How best can basins be represented? Which stakeholders should be involved? It aims to give those who know little about water based management some knowledge about it, and to start assessments of various issues and models for dimensions of WBM.

The integrated assessment course gives a short theoretical background, with emphasis on integration issues, participatory methods, and the agregation of models with agents.


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