Technical managers, project leaders, advisors, specialists in flood defense and geo-engineers
BSc of applied sciences with several years of working experience
this course is developed for the Netherlands, but can be tailored for other countries.
In the near future, the national (Rijkswaterstaat) and regional water autorities and face an enormous challenge in water safety. The technical managers, project leaders, advisors, specialists in flood defense and geo-engineers need in depth, up to date and practice oriented knowledge in the field of levee design, building and reinforcement. This course addresses the technical knowledge and insights required to provide the craftsmanship necessary in levee reinforcement in a durable way.
Studying together with experienced instructors and the other participants not only provides knowledge, but gives you concrete tools to apply it in your day-to-day work, too. After taking part in this course, you will be an expert discussion partner for specialist and Integral Project Management team members alike.
‘The course in Levee Engineering is a combination of digital self-study, assignments, classroom meetings and learning by doing’
(The 20 days course is developed and delivered in The Netherlands, since September 2015)
The course consists of the following modules:
Do you want to do the course modularly? Then the basic module 1 (building levees) is mandatory.
After signing up for this course, a telephonic intake interview will be carried out. The goal of this interview is to assess weather your previous education and/or work experience fits in well with this course. Furthermore, you get a tailor made studying advice in order to start the course well prepared. Instructors will adapt their courses as much as possible using the information from the intake interviews
The course in Levee Engineering is a combination of digital self-study, assignments, classic meetings and learning by doing. In four modules, we assess the topics levee construction, levee design, levee reinforcement in practice and integration and skill.
The course in levee engineering is developed in close cooperation with the water sector. An advisory board and specialists from regional water authorities, Rijkswaterstaat, engineering firms, consultancy firms and contractors actively supported the development of the course Levee construction. The advisory board ensures the quality and substance of the course.
The advisory board consists of:
Hetty Klavers (water board Zuiderzeeland, director of the Union of water boards)
Eric Jongmans (water board of Rivierenland)
Arnoud van Vliet (water board of Hollandse Delta)
Eric Janse (Deltares)
Richard Jorissen (Flood protection programme)
Henk Nieboer (Witteveen+Bos, consulting engineers)
Ron de Groot (De Klerk, Vereniging voor Waterbouwers)
Martin van der Meer (Fugro GeoServices)
The programme is not available at the moment.