Hands-on Training with the Hydrological Modeling Software CUENCAS
The Iowa Flood Center, as part of its Educational Outreach Program, has announced a four-day personalized training workshop on the use of the Hydrological Model CUENCAS (http://old.iihr.uiowa.edu/~ricardo/cuencas.htm).
This workshop will provide training in the use of CUENCAS GIS for the analysis of river networks and hydrological modeling using high-resolution terrain maps and radar-rainfall derived distributed fields. It provides the knowledge needed to apply the software to any basin in the world where information on terrain, land cover, soil types, and rainfall is available.
InstructorRicardo Mantilla, PhD Research Engineer IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering
Daily three-hour sessions offering hands-on training with the source code and daily project assignments to practice the skills acquired.
- Basics of hydrological modeling (theory of water movement)
- Basics of setting up, obtaining, and compiling CUENCAS source code
- River basin analysis using interactive software
- Data sources and database set-up
- Develop and run basic scenarios of rainfall-runoff transformation using graphical user interface
- Modifying source code of CUENCAS to create customized hillslope water storage and channel routing equations
- Manipulating datasets to create “worst case” flooding scenarios
- Estimation of the effect of land-cover change on peak flows
- Experience with hydrological modeling
- Background in hydrological sciences
- Programming skills in Fortran, C++, or Java
- Experience with GIS software
Contact Teresa Gaffey at 319-335-6166 or Teresafirstname.lastname@example.org
Training times to be set up directly with the instructor, Ricardo Mantilla: 319-335-5941 or Ricardoemail@example.com. Groups of up to five people will be allowed.