Standplaats: Breda
Niveau: HBO/WO
Plaatsingsdatum: 17-03-2020
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The regional water authority Waterschap Brabantse Delta  invites students to carry out a MSc thesis  study on the following subject: 
Simulation and validation of stream discharge rates

Background

  • Historic data on stream discharge rates are available, but many timeseries are incomplete.
  • The discharge rates of the streams in the southern part of West Brabant are relevant for assessment of ecological conditions, especially for fauna in the streams, and also for  conditions that pose inundation risks in the catchment areas of the streams
  • A reconstruction of complete time series of discharge rates by filling in the gaps is needed
  • It is yet insufficiently clear what method is best for the completion of incomplete timeseries
  • Time series of precipitation, evaporation and groundwater levels are available

Objectives

  • Better knowledge of the water system with respect to discharge rates of streams in the area of the water board
  • Development of tools or models that enable accurate simulation of discharge rates as a function of meteorological data, groundwater levels and soil moisture conditions.

Research questions

  1. What method/technique is most suitable to simulate discharge rates of streams in the southern part of West Brabant?
  2. How reliable and accurate can we simulate/reconstruct stream discharge rates

Methods

  • Literature research on techniques for modelling catchment response and run off analysis
  • Analyses of available data on discharge rates
  • Simulation of discharge rates as a function of meteorological data, groundwater levels and soil moisture conditions 

If you are interested in these subjects, feel free to contact Kees Vink 076 564 18 36, hydrologist at Waterschap Brabantse Delta.

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