The following short learning programmes are presented by the Centre for Environmental Management 

Should you be interested in attending any of the short learning programmes, please complete the registration form on the link and email the form to Mrs Donné Kolesky at koleskydm@ufs.ac.za  Once received, she will issue a proforma invoice.  This invoice will also serve as a quotation. Your place in the course will only be reserved upon receipt of your payment.

Introduction to GPS and GIS
Next course date: November 2017 depending on final approval for re-accreditation

This course will guide students through the process of preparing, analysing, and interpreting spatial data with the aid of spatial analysis tools. The course also serves as a foundation for our intermediate level GIS course, hydrological modelling, and terrain analysis using digital elevation models, which will be run at a later date.

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GIS Intermediate: Hydrological modelling and terrain analysis using digital elevation
Next course date: March 2018 depending on final approval for re-accreditation

 

The purpose of this short learning programme is to teach practitioners to derive a number of important environmental data sets from digital elevation models. A series of catchment modelling tools will be explored and used to model water flows in river catchments. Students will be exposed to a number of terrain analysis tools that will allow them to model terrain morphology and visibility. Although each of these tools is fairly easy to use, their power lies in combining them into complex models. By learning how to combine these tools effectively, participants will be provided with a powerful means of effective environmental management.
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Wetland legislation
Next course date: Dates to be confirmed for 2018, depending on final approval for re-accreditation

 

The course, presented in association with Piet-Louis Grundling of Ixhaphozi Enviro Services, will build environmental practitioners’ proficiency in the management of wetlands by providing a broad overview of South African legislation relevant to wetland management. The course aims to inform delegates of recent landmark judgements that are highly relevant to the environmental management community at large and to the wetland fraternity in particular.
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Wetland management: Introduction and delineation
Next course date: Dates to be confirmed for 2018, depending on final approval for re-accreditation

 

This course offers a broad overview of wetlands in South Africa, covering the ecosystem services performed by wetlands and the processes of wetland formation and change. It focuses on wetland delineation and introduces various wetland assessment tools and the legal framework for wetland management.
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Wetland rehabilitation
Next course date: Dates to be confirmed for 2018, depending on final approval for re-accreditation

 

The course, presented in association with Dr Piet-Louis Grundling of Ixhaphozi Enviro Services, will cover the processes driving wetland dynamics, and introduce environmental practitioners to various tools that can be used for the monitoring, evaluation, mitigation of degradation, and rehabilitation of wetlands. Participants will be informed of the necessity of strategy and planning, and introduced to relevant policies and legislation. The course will provide exposure to real-life situations and the opportunity for hands-on application of principles in the field.
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E: damonsle@ufs.ac.za

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