UNESCO-IHP via the HOPE Initiative conducts a wide range of short, intensive and highly specialized courses, which aim at upgrading and refreshing the knowledge and skills of Technicians, Scientists, Engineers and mid-career professionals in the water sector.

A Capacity Building training Workshop untitled “an Introduction to MODFLOW-2005 and ModelMuse with hands-on” was held on 1-3 December 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa involving seventeen participants from eight different institutions and three different countries (Botswana, Namibia and South Africa).

This initiative aims to give a tool and expertise to scientists that allow them to provide citizens, communities, natural-resource managers, and policymakers with a clear knowledge of the status of their water resources and data on trends in water availability.

MODFLOW–2005, commonly called MODFLOW, is a three-dimensional (3D) finite-difference groundwater model that was first published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1984. The current version of MODFLOW-2005 is v.1.11.00, released August 8, 2013. The software is free and open source and was designed for scientists, students and resource managers working in the field of groundwater, especially saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow and groundwater recharge.


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