Take sessions anytime, at your own pace, with unlimited course access for 30 days.

In this course, you will learn how to apply free GIS applications and plugins to aid the development and animation of hydrologic and hydraulic models. There are also pre and post-course materials to develop and solidify your learning.

On completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised QGIS Certificate.


Cost Standard fee $695.00 (INC GST)
Code OD-23-3-074
Contact training@awschool.com.au


Hans van der Kwast


Hans van der Kwast has almost 20 years of experience with GIS and Remote Sensing in education and projects, offering consultancy, training and coaching in open source GIS. He is an active member in th... Read more

Kurt Menke


A former archaeologist and ex-GISP, Kurt Menke is a geospatial generalist based out of Frederiksværk, Denmark. He received a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. ... Read more

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This course is designed to allow you to build a catchment and stream delineation model step by step with the presenters using QGIS and other tools. You will run, animate, interpret and troubleshoot your model.

Course Outline:

QGIS and Catchment Delineation: 
You’ll learn the generic workflow for stream and catchment delineation for areas where only open data is available. We’ll start with the theory covering the concepts, followed by practical exercises in QGIS. You’ll learn to:

  • Find and download SRTM DEM tiles
  • Mosaic, reproject and subset the DEM
  • Hydrologically correct the DEM by filling the sinks
  • Calculate and visualise the flow direction layer
  • Delineate streams using the Strahler order method
  • Delineate the catchment of a specific outflow point
  • Evaluate the results

QGIS and Visualisation of Data: 
You’ll learn how to take the final data and make a beautiful map showcasing the results. First you’ll learn some symbology tricks. Then you will learn the basics of setting up a print composition with standard map elements such as a scale bar, north arrow, legend and locator map. By the end of the course you will have produced an attractive map of the catchment in QGIS and learned some tricks along the way, including:

  • Styling DEMs, rivers, catchments and landmarks
  • Adding Labels
  • Focusing attention on the catchment
  • Setting up a basic print layout
  • Adding standard map elements
  • Using Expressions to enhance the layout
  • Adding a locator map
  • Exporting the final product

The course is delivered through units via the learning platform

  • 6+ hours of session recordings with unlimited access for 30-days;
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the learning platform.
  • Manual of the course and working model download/s.
  • Participants earn CPD hours/points (i.e. with Engineers Australia) for at least 12 hours for the entire course.

Downloads and software: For this course, you will be using QGIS 3.28.X to introduce you to the latest functionalities available from the Long Term Release (LTR). 

Requirements: A good internet connection and software and downloads (full details provided upon course registration).  A basic knowledge of GIS, QGIS and hydrology is recommended but not essential. You’ll need a computer with at least 8GB RAM (16GB) recommended.

Outcome: On completion of the course participants will be issued with an official QGIS Certificate.


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