The annual course on "Hydraulic Engineering in River Basins" have been organized during the period from 1996 - 2007. Duration of the course : from Sep - Dec. (Every Year) All Lectures are given in English.


The objectives of this course are to strengthen the capacity of the Trainees in the area of water sciences, to create a platform between professionals from different countries, to exchange knowledge and experience and to increase the understanding of natural river processes and the consequences of human interventions in these processes. In addition, the course will contribute to the ability of hydraulic engineers to design not only smaller but also larger structures in river and canal systems, including the solution of a variety of practical problems dealing with water. At the end of this course, the Trainees will be qualified to play a more prominent role in many tasks dealing with the wise use of surface water resources in their country.

Course Contents

The curriculum of the diploma course contains a selection of topics dealing with the design and management of hydraulic structures, such as dams, weirs and other regulation works serving irrigation water supply, hydropower generation, flood control and domestic water supply. The following topics are taught in the course program:


  • Hydraulics
  • Hydraulics - Mathematical Models Application
  • Sediment Transport


  • Applied Informatics
  • Modelling (Physical & Mathematical Models)
  • GIS in River Basins
  • Remote Sensing & Applications in River Basins
  • Calibration of Hydraulic Structures
  • Hydro-graphic Surveys
  • Water Resources Development in River Basins


  • Engineering of Dams
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Riverbed Regulation Works
  • Hydropower Development
  • Pumping Stations
  • Water Supply Works
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Groundwater Recharge


  • EIA & Other Case Studies by Participants
  • Special Lectures
  • Group Work and presentation

Practical Work

The trainees are from the Nile basin countries and the Arab region. During the period from 1996 to 2007, the No. of Trainees have been reached to ( ) trainees. The following table shows the distribution of trainees on the different Countries.

All lectures are given by various expert lecturers from various organisations as Hydraulics Research Institute (HRI), National Water Research Center (NWRC), Cairo University and Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI).

Registration Form
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Registration Fee is 2000 $ that covers registration and Field Trips.The Applicants have to apply in the Application Form II.

A Limited No. of Fellowships is available for the participants from the Nile Basin Countries. The course was sponsored by The Egyptian Fund For Technical Co- Operation with Africa (EFTCA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI).
Applicant's age should not exceed 35 years. He/She should fill in the enclosed Application Form I and attach an official health Certificate denoting that he/she is free of any acute or chronic disease (Aids is included).