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School of Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY
INN1030535, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP5070428 GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY -- IN2191

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/02 Maritime Hydraulic Construction and Hydrology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Mathematical analysis, statistics, fluid mechanics.
Target skills and knowledge: Fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, with particular emphasis on the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of subsurface drinking water supply as well as contaminated groundwater.
Course unit contents: 1. Introduction: Hydrologic Cycle, Water Balance. 2. Aquifer Properties and Types:
Hydraulic Conductivity, Darcy’s Law, Hydraulic Head, Elastic Storage, Homogeneity and Isotropy, Compressibility and Effective Stress. 3. Groundwater Flow in Saturated Media: Analytical Solutions, Flow Nets. 4. Unsaturated Porous Media, Groundwater Flow in Unsaturated Media. 5. Confined Aquifers: Well Hydraulics, Analytical Solutions, Aquifer Testing. 6. Leaky Aquifers: Well Hydraulics, Analytical Solutions, Aquifer Testing. 7. Unconfined Aquifers: Well Hydraulics, Analytical Solutions, Aquifer Testing. 8. Stream Aquifer Interaction: Semi-analytical and Numerical Models. 9. Introduction to Groundwater Solute Transport. 10. Fundamentals of geostatistics and hydrogeophysics.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)