Graduate & PhD Training Course: General Principles and Approaches for Modeling Hydrology in Different Geographical Regions

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 22 October 2012 to 29 October 2012

Where: Koblenz, Germany


This course will address modeling strategies in cold and permafrost regions. Participants will use data from small research sites and watersheds to develop physically based models, estimate model parameters, and transfer those to larger scales. Participants will also learn how to simulate the runoff process in different geographical regions (e.g., permafrost, taiga, semi-arid environment, temperate climate, and tropics), and how to apply the hydrograph model.

The course is scheduled for one full week during which the work of each participant will be evaluated. A group of students will be given the opportunity to stay a second week, during which they will develop a collaborative project proposal to be submitted to the German funding agency.

The course is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs for German and Russian participants will be sponsored. Students from other countries are invited to attend the course, but will need to cover travel and accommodation expenses themselves. The course will be conducted in English.

Masters and PhD students interested in hydrology are invited to submit applications. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page essay on any hydrological modeling topic. Essays may be written in Russian, German, or English. Applications should be sent to Olga Semenova (omakarieva [at] or Johannes Cullmann (Cullmann [at]

Application deadline: 30 April 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 May 2012.

For questions, please contact:
Olga Semenovo
Email: omakarieva [at]