Miljøhydrologi og overvasshandsaming
Environmental Hydrology and Run-off Management
90 ECTS in environmental sciences or geoscience at the time of application
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
The course provides the students with insights into hydrological systems of urban and rural areas including measures, strategies and plans for runoff management.
Lectures, group work and field excursions.
Field excursions covering different aspects of water resources such as: flood protection infrastructure, hydrological monitoring infrastructure and municipal water networks.
General participation in all compulsory course activities.
Books, scientific articles and reports dealing with urban- and rural runoff management.
The reading list will be updated.
Tarald Seldal, institute leader