The Summer School "Digital water management and water-related agroecosystem services: geostatistics, hydroinformatics and groundwater flow numerical modelling" - II edition
PLEASE NOTICE: THE DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 22ND 2019 AT 9.00 AM
The Summer School is designed for MSc students, early career scientists (PhD students or post-doc), technicians from public authorities (water authorities, river basin authorities, environmental protection agencies) and geo-environmental companies, water utilities operators with a degree in engineering, environmental sciences, earth sciences, agricultural engineering, physics, mathematics, informatics.
Applicants must hold at least a 1st Cycle University Degree (Bachelor degree/Laurea Triennale/Laurea di I livello), awarded after the completion of at least a three-years university course or a MSc in engineering, environmental sciences, earth sciences, agricultural engineering, physics, mathematics, informatics. Applicants must have an advanced knowledge of the English language.
The Summer School Digital water management and water-related agroecosystem services: geostatistics, hydroinformatics and groundwater flow numerical modelling is organized within the framework of the EU LIFE REWAT project (sustainable WATer management in the lower Cornia valley through demand REduction, aquifer Recharge and river REstoration) and of the EU ICT4WATER cluster and the EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP on WATER.
The Summer School aims at proposing innovative ideas on water resource management by focusing on the concept of water-related agro-ecosystem services and on nature-based solutions and blue infrastructures. Digital tools (software applications) will constitute the other pillar of the Summer School, aiming at preparing the participants to develop the skills for dealing with the management and analysis of water-related spatial data by using state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technologies.
The Summer School has a duration of 10 days, and it is structured in:
- 9 days of class lectures and applied software application laboratories (Including the 2nd FREEWAT International Workshop);
- a one-day Technical Trip at the innovative pilot schemes designed and realized in Val di Cornia (Tuscany region, Italy) within the framework of the EU LIFE REWAT project;
Class lectures and exercises are divided in five modules:
i) Module I: Innovation in water resource management: water-related agroecosystem services and nature-based solutions;
ii) Module II: Data management, spatial data analysis and geostatistics;
iii) Module III: ICT for Hydrochemistry
iii) Module IV: Hydroinformatics: introducing programming to water resource management;
iv) Module V: Numerical modelling of groundwater flow in aquifers.
The Summer School enrolment fee amounts to € 400,00.
It includes: attendance to all the lessons, lectures’ handouts, the canteen facility (breakfast and lunch) during the 10 course days (including the Technical Trip and the International Workshop).
Any other expense – such as visa, accommodation and travel costs, etc. – is to be covered by the participants.
Reduced fee and free accomodation
The first fourteen (14) eligible students in the ranking list will benefit of a reduced fee of € 260,00 and free accommodation.
Each accommodation consists in a double room for 13 nights (from Sunday 8th September to Saturday 21st September) in an apartment in a residence in the town of Pisa.
Additional reduced fee or full waiving of the enrolment fee or free accommodation might be available; applicants will be informed in due time. The ranking list will be used to assign the potentially additional resources.
Class lectures and exercises will be performed face to face, by providing the participants with theoretical lectures and training material and making use of real data coming from LIFE REWAT interested area: the Val di Cornia coastal plain.
Free and Open Source Software will be made available and used for the exercises.
The FREEWAT software (www.freewat.eu) will be used in the modelling module.
Participants are required to bring their own laptop.
The teaching activities will make use of an extremely interdisciplinary approach granted by the diverse competences of the key staff members.
At the end of the Summer School, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna will issue a certificate of attendance with value to the extent permitted by law, and with the details of the ECTS obtained by the students who attended at least 75% of the whole Summer School programme, and passed the assessment tests foreseen and are up-to-date with the payment of the enrolment fee.