GE487 Miljøhydrologi og overvasshandsaming

Code
GE487

Norwegian name
Miljøhydrologi og overvasshandsaming

English name
Environmental Hydrology and Run-off Management

Language of Instruction
English

ECTS
10,00

Level Bachelor entry level

Academic overlap with other subjects
None

Category
Compulsory

Semester
Spring
Block 3

Prerequisites

90 ECTS in environmental sciences or geoscience at the time of application

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Students will have/be able to:
- Knowledge about the different components in the hydrological cycle and local water balance
- Insights into how climate change can affect water balance and water quality
- Knowledge about erosion and sediment transport in catchments
- Knowledge about erosion and flood mitigation along river courses
- Knowledge about the challenges and possibilities related to local runoff management

Skills: Students will have/be able to:

- Make simple hydrological and hydraulic calculations relevant to run-off management
- Apply relevant methods of hydrological analysis to catchment areas and flood-prone areas
- Develop plans for local runoff management

General competence: Students will have/be able to:

- Critically evaluate plans, projects and reports about urban and rural flooding, and communicate with specialists and the general public about related issues
- Consider urban runoff as a resource and a positive element in urban environments

Content/Structure

The course provides the students with insights into hydrological systems of urban and rural areas including measures, strategies and plans for runoff management.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, group work and field excursions.

Work placement/internship

None

Excursions

Field excursions covering different aspects of water resources such as: flood protection infrastructure, hydrological monitoring infrastructure and municipal water networks.

Course work requirements

General participation in all compulsory course activities.

Final assessment

4 hours written exam.

Grading A-F.

Department Faculty of Engineering and Science

Institute

Reading List

Books, scientific articles and reports dealing with urban- and rural runoff management.

The reading list will be updated.

Reading List Last Updated By
Thomas Scheiber

Date of last update of reading list
02.10.17

Approved by
Tarald Seldal, institute leader

Approved Date
03.10.17

Last revision by
Thomas Scheiber

Date of last revision
02.10.17