The third installment of the course ‘Hydrological and hydraulic modelling with RS MINERVE’ in 2014, after those of Lima (Peru) and Parana (Argentina), was held on November 19th and 20th in the “Casernes” of Sion, Switzerland. Following a now proven pattern, theoretical and practical sessions were combined to provide the knowledge required to model hydrological basins with the help of RS MINERVE. As a direct example of application, the MINERVE operational system for flood forecasting and management in the Upper Rhone River basin was also presented. 15 participants, mainly civil servants associated with the Canton of Valais, took part with great interest and success. .
The course, taught by Javier García Hernández, Alain Foehn, Samuel Alesina and Javier Fluixá Sanmartín, from the Centre de recherche sur l’environnement alpin (CREALP) and some members of the Steering committee of Hydro10, was organized by the CREALP in collaboration with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Technical University of Valencia (Spain) and the Hydro10 Association.