Python has become part of the toolbox of scientists and engineers, and has numerous applications in hydrology. By mastering Python, you are able to extend data analysis and modelling capabilities far beyond what is possible with spreadsheets, GIS platforms and other standard software.

This course is intended for anyone working in the water sector, regardless of their Python experience. Over three sessions this introductory course will teach you the fundamentals of Python and provide an overview of its most important libraries. The course will give you the confidence to create basic programs to process hydrological data and calculations. Register now to make Python a part of your professional toolbox!


Tuesday, 26 November 2024 - Tuesday, 10 December 2024
4:00pm (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Format x3, 2hour live training + recordings; pre and post course materials to go through via the learning platform
Cost AUD$695.00 (INC GST)
Code LC-25-3-108
Contact training@awschool.com.au


Vincent Post

Edinsi Groundwater & Flinders University

Vincent is a hydrogeologist with over 15 years of experience in Python programming. He uses it on a daily basis for many if not all of his tasks, such as working with logger data, preparation of model... Read more

Course Outline

This course is designed to be highly practical, with x3, 2-hour training sessions.

Session 1: Tuesday 26th November, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Sydney Time)
  • Things you need to get started with Python
  • Basics of Python and useful packages
  • First steps: Python language and simple scripts
Session 2: Tuesday 3rd December, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Sydney Time)
  • Working with arrays and dataframes
  • Loading, viewing and analysing data
  • Statistics and curve fitting
Session 3: Tuesday 10th December, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Sydney Time)
  • Working with time series and geospatial data
  • Create stunning graphs and animations


  • 3 live and interactive sessions of 2 hours over three consecutive weeks;
  • Sessions are recorded & uploaded to the learning platform (within 24hrs after session), if you cannot attend live;
  • Unlimited access to live course recordings and materials for 30-days after the last live session;
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the AWS learning platform;
  • Exercises between the 3 sessions;
  • Manual of the course and working model download/s;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters at anytime during the live session and through the learning platform between sessions;
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (ie with Engineers Australia) for at least 12 hours for the entire course.


A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform.

Learning Outcome(s)

  • Gain basic command of the Python programming language;
  • Ability to work with arrays and dataframes;
  • Process spreadsheet and GIS data;
  • Perform hydrological calculations;
  • Visualise data and model results in graphs;
  • Be introduced to pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib, SciPy;
  • See Jupyter and Anaconda scripting demonstrated.

On completion of the course, attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.


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