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Course unit
INN1030535, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
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
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MATTEO CAMPORESE ICAR/02

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2017 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CAMPORESE MATTEO (Presidente)
BOTTER GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
MARANI MARCO (Supplente)
URSINO NADIA (Supplente)
6 2016 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CAMPORESE MATTEO (Presidente)
SALANDIN PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

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.
Examination methods: Oral examination and discussion of an optional project assignment. The top mark achievable without the assignment is 27/30. The assignment consists in the application of a numerical model to a real-world test case. Further details will be made available in the Moodle website of the course.
Assessment criteria: 1. Knowledge of the course technical contents.
2. Completeness and originality of the assignment, as well as capability to discuss it autonomously.
3. Oral skills and capability of linking different topics.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Learning: private study and numerical modeling.
Teaching: lectures, numerical modeling lab, field trip.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.

Books for consultation
J. Bear: Hydraulics of Groundwater. McGraw-Hill, 1979.
R.A. Freeze and J.A. Cherry: Groundwater. Prentice Hall, 1979.
G. de Marsily, Quantitative Hydrogeology: Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers.
Academic Press, Inc., 1986.
F.W. Schwartz and H. Zhang: Fundamentals of Groundwater. John Wiley and Sons,
New York. ISBN 0-471-13785-5, 2003, 583 pages.
D.K. Todd and L.W. Mays: Groundwater Hydrology, Third Edition. Wiley, 2005.
C.W. Fetter, Applied Hydrogeology, Fourth Edition. Prentice Hall, 2001.
G.F. Pinder and M.A. Celia, Subsurface Hydrogeology. John Wiley and Sons, 2006.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)