Explanation of the criteria for classification and numbering of components Y00.0.10
(JUL 03)
Explanation of the dates on the component's description



1.   Purpose and objectives

     To provide a WEB-based training package for hydrometric technicians.

2.   Description

     The Career Development Program (CDP) provides on-the-job training and has proved to be effective in developing competent, qualified hydrometric technicians. The objective of the CDP is to train hydrometric technicians in the concepts and techniques of water quantity surveys using a planned
training program that starts with basic methods and then successively develops the technician's knowledge and competence to the fully qualified technician. The training program provides classroom instruction and on-the- job instruction with certification of competence by the supervisor. There are over 30 training modules covering water level, discharge and suspended sediment collection and computations.  

3.   Input

     Not applicable.

4.   Output

     Not applicable.

5.   Operational requirements and restrictions

     The current version of CDP was written in HTML, JAVA and JavaScript. Therefore, all that is required is a Web Browser and a connection to the Internet

6.   Form of presentation

     The CDP contains over 30 training modules covering water level, discharge and suspended sediment collection and computations. These are available in both English and French.

7.   Operational experience

     The CDP was developed and is used by the Water Survey of Canada, which is the national agency responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada. It provides real-time, current year and historical information for a network of over 2,400 sites in Canada.

8.   Originator and technical support

     Water Survey of Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada.

9.   Availability

     This training application is available through the national Water Survey of Canada website at the following address:

10.  Conditions on use

     The CDP is supplied royalty free. Recognition of Environment Canada as the source is appreciated. Please note the Important Notes and Disclaimers regarding Environment Canada’s on-line material:


(First entered: 15 AUG 03 

Last updated: 31 JUL 03)