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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Groundwater Exploitation and Protection

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Block 4
Programme level Full Degree Master
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Karsten Høgh Jensen (3-706d6f456e6c7333707a336970)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NGEK10029U

Course content

Groundwater modeling principles, model types, terminology. Development of conceptual geological and hydrogeological models. Mathematical and numerical principles, boundary conditions. Development of 3D groundwater models. Data requirements. Discretization, parameterization, accuracy criteria. Calibration and validation of groundwater models. Inverse modeling. Simulation of particle pathways and travel times. Infiltration areas, capture zones, groundwater protection. Scale issues and heterogeneity. Stochastic analysis and uncertainty assessments.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • Groundwater modeling principles, model types, terminology
  • Development of conceptual geological and hydrogeological models
  • Mathematical and numerical principles, boundary conditions
  • Data requirements
  • Discretization, parameterization, accuracy criteria
  • Inverse modeling
  • Stochastic analysis and uncertainty assessments.


Skills:

  • Development of 3D groundwater models
  • Calibration and validation of groundwater models
  • Simulation of particle pathways and travel times; infiltration areas, capture zones, groundwater protection
  • Scale issues and heterogeneity
  • Development of geological and hydrogeological conceptual models as a basis for development of groundwater models
  • Application of groundwater models for assessment of groundwater recharge, flow pathways, travel times, capture zones, groundwater zonation


Competences:

  • Collection and analysis of relevant data in relation to assessments of groundwater utilization and protection
  • Analysis of incoming and outgoing fluxes to an aquifer system
  • Development of geological and hydrogeological conceptual models
  • Setup and calibrate a groundwater model
  • Application of a groundwater model for resources and protection assessments

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent.

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Education

MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Studyboard

Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.

Capacity

32 students (2 classes of 16).

Language

English

Literature

Please see Absalon course page.

Workload

Category Hours
Theory exercises 35
Project work 35
Preparation 136
English 206

Exam

Type of assessment

Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.

Aid

All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please sse learning outcome.

Censorship form

External censorship

Re-exam

Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

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