GIS for Water Resource Management Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
17/06/2024 To 21/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
15/07/2024 To 19/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
12/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
07/10/2024 To 11/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya


The GIS for Water Resource Management course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for managing and analyzing water resources. The course focuses on the application of GIS techniques and tools in water resource planning, monitoring, and decision-making processes. Through practical exercises, case studies, and interactive discussions, participants will learn how to use GIS to gather, analyze, and visualize water-related data, ultimately enhancing their ability to make informed decisions and implement effective water resource management strategies.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of GIS in water resource management.
  2. Acquire hands-on skills in using GIS software for data collection, processing, and analysis.
  3. Apply GIS techniques to assess and monitor water resources, such as rivers, lakes, and groundwater.
  4. Utilize GIS tools for spatial modeling and scenario analysis in water resource planning.
  5. Visualize and communicate water resource information effectively through maps and geospatial visualizations.
  6. Improve water resource management decision-making through the integration of GIS technology.
  7. Enhance the capacity of organizations to implement GIS-based water resource management approaches.

Organizational Benefits:

 Upon completion of this course, organizations can expect the following benefits:

  1. Enhanced understanding and application of GIS technology in water resource management.
  2. Improved data collection, analysis, and visualization for water-related projects.
  3. Increased efficiency and accuracy in water resource planning and monitoring.
  4. Enhanced decision-making processes through the integration of spatial analysis and modeling.
  5. Improved communication and collaboration among stakeholders in water resource management.
  6. Enhanced capacity of staff to utilize GIS tools for water-related projects and initiatives.
  7. Improved management and conservation of water resources.

Who Should Attend:

This course is suitable for professionals involved in water resource management, including:

  1. Water resource planners and managers.
  2. Environmental scientists and hydrologists.
  3. GIS specialists and technicians.
  4. Engineers and technicians working in the water sector.
  5. Researchers and academics in the field of water resources.
  6. Policy-makers and government officials involved in water management.
  7. Consultants and professionals working on water-related projects.

Duration: 5 days

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to GIS for Water Resource Management

  • Overview of GIS principles and its applications in water resource management
  • Understanding spatial data and its relevance to water resources
  • Introduction to GIS software and tools

Module 2: Data Collection and Preparation for Water Resource Management

  • Collecting and integrating water-related data from various sources
  • Data quality assessment and data cleaning techniques
  • Database design and management for water resource information

Module 3: Spatial Analysis Techniques for Water Resources

  • Spatial analysis concepts and methods for water resource assessment
  • Watershed analysis and delineation using GIS tools
  • Analyzing hydrological parameters and water flow modeling

Module 4: Water Resource Monitoring and Visualization

  • Utilizing remote sensing data for water resource monitoring
  • Mapping and visualizing water quality parameters
  • Real-time monitoring and sensor integration in GIS

Module 5: Water Resource Planning and Decision Support Systems

  • Introduction to water resource planning and management concepts
  • Scenario analysis and modeling for water resource planning
  • Optimization techniques in water resource allocation

Module 6: GIS Applications in Groundwater Management

  • Assessing and monitoring groundwater resources using GIS
  • Modeling groundwater flow and contaminant transport
  • Managing and visualizing well data in GIS

Module 7: Water Infrastructure Management using GIS

  • GIS applications in managing water supply and distribution systems
  • Mapping and analyzing water infrastructure networks
  • Asset management and maintenance planning using GIS

Module 8: Climate Change and Water Resource Management

  • Understanding the impact of climate change on water resources
  • Using GIS for climate change adaptation and resilience planning
  • Integrating climate data and models into water resource management

Module 9: Stakeholder Engagement and Participatory GIS in Water Resource Management

  • Engaging stakeholders in water resource decision-making processes
  • Participatory GIS techniques for community-based water resource management
  • Visualizing and communicating water resource information to stakeholders

Module 10: Case Studies and Best Practices in GIS for Water Resource Management

  • Reviewing real-world applications and success stories of GIS in water resource management
  • Best practices and lessons learned in GIS-based water resource projects
  • Emerging trends and future directions in GIS for water resource management

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031




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