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Introduction to Groundwater Modelling

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Welcome to this open online course from UNESCO Open Learning. This course introduces the learner to regional groundwater modelling of the transnational Stampriet Aquifer System. The course is comprised of 3 sessions with a duration of 4 hours each that progressively build on the complexity of the groundwater model:

  • Part 1: Groundwater modelling of the Stampriet Aquifer System
  • Part 2: Towards integrated land surface and groundwater modelling
  • Part 3: Further constraining the model with Remote Sensing
The courses includes readings, video lectures, tutorials, knowledge checks and assignments recorded using the UNESCO Open Learning Platform.

The online learning course on Groundwater Modelling is part of the Governance of Groundwater Resources in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA) project Phase 3, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Work Load

The course is comprised of 3 modules with a duration of 4 hours each. The course can be done in a total of 12 hours.

Meet the Course Instructors

Stefano Burchi

Marc Leblanc

Marc Leblanc is a professor of hydrogeology at the University of Avignon where he teaches groundwater modelling to Master and undergraduate students. He is a specialist of water resources in arid and semi-arid regions. His research interests focus on the evolution of aquifer systems under the increasing pressure of climate and global changes. He is also leading efforts to develop innovative tools based on remote sensing to support groundwater assessment and modelling studies. His research led him to work in regional groundwater basins of Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal, Benin, Morocco as well as Australia and China. More recently, Marc has been supporting the UNESCO scientific network on groundwater and climate change (GRAPHIC). Marc has co-authored several UNESCO publications on these topics, as well as over 60 scientific papers in international journals and book chapters.



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