• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    12–15 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
    Add a Verified Certificate for $160 USD

  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Associated Programs:

About this course

Skip About this course

Water within the environment is often modelled both to fill-in gaps in data as well as to predict future water quality and quantity. This course brings together the different aspects of the hydrologic cycle and introduces several common watershed modelling techniques. Often the models used are considered black boxes where data goes in and answers come out. This course will look inside that black box and provide participants with the skills to dig deeper into understanding the basics of many watershed models used around the world.

What you'll learn

Skip What you'll learn
  • Describe methods for watershed characterization including water movement and quality
  • Explore industry standard watershed modelling tools and techniques
  • Explore watershed management strategies for protecting water resources under climate change
  • Synthesize your learning and design a watershed management strategy for water resource protection

Meet your instructors

Geoffrey Hall
Course Instructor
Beaty Water Research Centre, Queen's University

Pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain
$160 USD

View a PDF of a sample edX certificate
  • Official and Verified

    Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects

  • Easily Shareable

    Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn

  • Proven Motivator

    Give yourself an additional incentive to complete the course

  • Support our Mission

    EdX, a non-profit, relies on verified certificates to help fund free education for everyone globally

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.