FREEWAT courses in Italy

Within the project H2020 FREEWAT (FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management;, the course “Water resource management with the FREEWAT platform integrated in QGIS” aims at presenting the modules integrated in FREEWAT, a free and open source simulation platform, integrated in QGIS, for water resource management.

The course is divided in two parts:
- the first part, 3 days long, will take place remotely and will be devoted to acquire the basics of numerical modeling for the simulation of groundwater flow and the interactions with surface water, and to get acquainted with software tools for management of hydrochemical data. For this purpose, tutorials (including slides and data sets) will be provided. Participants will perform tutorials autonomously. Technical support will be guaranteed via email, phone or skype;
- during the second part, two days long, lectures will be delivered to present FREEWAT modules for the simulation of solute transport processes, saltwater intrusion and the conjunctive use of ground– and surface-water for water resource management in rural environments.

Courses will be run in:

Rome on the 7, 8, 9 June 2017;

Neaples on 4 and 5 July 2017;

Milan on 10 and 11 July 2017


Participants will have the opportunity, through the completion of practical exercises, to acquire or strengthen skills in using QGIS, to acquire the theoretical concepts and become familiar with the modeling tools integrated in FREEWAT for simulating the above mentioned processes.

The following training material will be provided for free:
- the FREEWAT software;
- user manuals;
- theoretic lectures;
- tutorials and related data sets. 

Participation is free of charge. 

Courses will be held in Italian.
A maximum of 30 seats is available.
Registration is mandatory. Please, send an email to Giovanna De Filippis ( 

(file corso_freewat_v4) To download the Course description (in Italian) – click here

(programma_corso Roma) To download the Course programme Rome (in Italian) - click here

(programma corso Milano) To download the Course programme in Milan (in Italian) - click here