University Of Edinburgh

Water Resources 2


Iowa State Course Substitution

Watershed Hydrology

GEOL 402

Course Info

International Credits: 10.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
This course answers the question of how Civil Engineers assess the quantity of water available for use (potable water supply irrigation etc.) how they ensure the required water quantity is met and what challenges they currently face. The course hence provides an introduction to water resources engineering hydrology and sustainable water management and provides the foundation for further related courses in later years (e.g. Fluid Mechanics 3). It aims to introduce water resource systems the hydrological cycle and sustainable management principles and demonstrate the requirement for various forms of measurement and analysis. The course's objectives are to outline the principal components of water resources systems from the standpoints of water supply flood and diffuse pollution control and waste disposal; and to introduce the principal components of the hydrological cycle and describe means by which various components can be measured; basic forms of data processing and analysis are explained and presented providing the fundamental tools for hydrological assessments and water resource system designs.


Evaluation Date:
December 1, 2015
Kristie Franz