Hydrological Modelling Using Satellite-based Remote Sensing & GIS

Program Date

12 Aug 16 Aug 2024

Program Location

Yokohama, Japan

Program Venue

New Otani Inn

Registration & Payment Deadline

20 Jun 2024

Program Introduction

Scrupulous Hydrological modelling requires reliable estimation of spatial and temporal distribution of water resource parameters. Throughout recent decades many engineers and planners have exhibited heightened interest in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Satellite-based Remote Sensing (RS) technologies to extract land surface specifications.  The study of land surface hydrology using remote sensing techniques has become greatly sophisticated within last ten years, especially after the launch of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) and other research satellite platforms, and with the development of more sophisticated retrieval algorithms. Remote sensing allows for the observation of the majority of constituent variables in the land surface water balance at varying spatial and temporal resolutions and accuracy. Therefore, technological applications have turned hydrological modelling into a powerful tool for water resource assessment, prediction, management and water demand/movement scenario analysis.

This workshop has unique design and provides detailed exposure to remote sensing, satellite image analysis, GIS and GNSS technologies as well as their applications in hydrological modelling. Particular emphasis is made on practical applicability of the most vigorous and popular hydrological models including soil and water assessment tool, variable infiltration capacity model, hydrological modelling system, river analysis system, and dimensional hydrodynamic model. 

Target Audience

Hydrological Modelling Using Satellite-based Remote Sensing & GIS  in Yokohama, Japan is the best suit for:

  • Water Resource Professionals
  • Public Sector Workers tasked with Water Resource Management
  • Government Officials and Representatives involved in Water Resource Planning
  • Scientists and Researchers
  • Specialists working with geospatial technologies
  • Professionals from other related fields.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this workshop, its attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Comprehensive understanding of RS and GIS applications for Hydrological Modelling
  • Apply Remote Sensing to Hydrological Parameters and Thematic Layer Generation
  • Comprehend Hydrological Model Types and their applications to real-world hydrological investigations
  • Utilize Geospatial technology for 1/2 D Hydrodynamic modeling.

Program Contents

Introduction to Remote Sensing, GIS, and GNSS
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS an GNSS technologies
  • GIS data models and map projections
  • Datum and GPS survey Requirements
  • Advanced EO and Hydrological Data Collection Sensors (SAR, LIDAR, TLS, UAV, echo boat and GNSS/IRNSS receivers)
Applying Remote sensing to Hydrological Parameters and Thematic Layer Generation
  • Remote Sensing for Surface water and snow mapping and monitoring
  • Remote Sensing for Precipitation estimation
  • Remote Sensing for Evapotranspiration estimation
  • Remote Sensing for Soil moisture and interception estimation
  • RS-GIS Terrain properties estimation
Geospatial technologies and Hydrological Modelling
  • Hydrological Model Types and their application to real-world hydrological investigations
  • Surface runoff estimation using rainfall – runoff models (NRCS method) and Snow-melt runoff estimation using temperature index (SRM) models
  • Semi-distributed or lumped hydrological models
  • Watershed scale water balance and long-term hydrological modeling using hydrological response unit (HRU) based models
  • Basin scale hydrological modeling using macro scale fully distributed hydrological model
  • Groundwater, urban runoff and potable water network distribution models
Geospatial technology for 1/2 D Hydrodynamic modeling
  • Hydrological modelling for Flood peak and design flood estimation
  • RS based flood mapping, monitoring and damage assessment
  • 1/2 D HD modeling for flood inundation, dam break and glacier lake outburst modeling
  • Water level and river discharge estimation using RS-GIS and flood early warning systems.

Program Methodology

The workshop on Hydrological Modelling Using Satellite-based Remote Sensing and GIS is highly practical and employs various contemporary adult-learning methodologies. The consultant will combine detailed lectures with practical demos in order to help participants integrate geo-spatial data with various hydrological models. The program has particular focus on transferring theoretical base into practice and ensuring instant application of acquired insights into your workplace. On the last day of the program Risalat will arrange corresponding field work in order to reinforce the apprehension of the material covered by the delegates.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report