Hydrology and Water Resources

Year
3
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01005514
Subject Area
Hydraulics
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Other Languages of Instruction
English
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Training required in Topography, Numerical Methods, Statistical Methods, Hydraulics I and II.

Teaching Methods

Lectures with exposition of concepts, principles and theories of hydrology and water resources. Practical problems may be solved to help illustrate the theoretical understanding of the subjects.

Lectures to solve problems of practical applications.

Laboratory practical classes where students, working in groups, perform laboratory work in practice applying the theoretical knowledge acquired and produced a report which makes a critical analysis of the results.

Field classes where students, working in groups, using equipment (e.g. velocity probes, infiltrometers) applying in practice the theory.

Learning Outcomes

- Provide students with an understanding of the behaviour of the hydrological phenomena and tools for its quantification, for the analysis of available water resources, and for the identification of needs and emerging demands of water.

- Provide students with basic knowledge on hydrologic design, in the areas of surface water, subsurface drainage, stormwater urban drainage and water management.

- It is intended that, in relation to the topics, students develop skills of independent learning and critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, group work, focusing on the practical application of theoretical knowledge to enable the resolution of problems.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Water cycle / Hydrologic Balance

Drainage basin

Hydrological Processes: Precipitation, Interception, Surface Retention, Evaporation, Evapotranspiration, infiltration, groundwater flow / surface flow

Soil Water and Subsurface Drainage

Hydrological Modelling (statistical and deterministic)

Urban Hydrology and Drainage

Basics concepts of Water Resources

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Laboratory work or Field work: 10.0%
Resolution Problems: 20.0%
Exam: 70.0%

Bibliography

Brutsaert, W., 2005. HYDROLOGY – AN INTRODUCTION. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1ª edição.

Viessman, W., Jr. and Lewis, G.L., 1996. INTRODUCTION TO HYDROLOGY.

HarperCollins College Publishers, 4ª edição.

Chow, V.T., Maidment, D.R. and Mays, L.W., 1988. APPLIED HYDROLOGY. McGraw-Hill International Editions, Singapura.

Maidment, D.R. (Editor in Chief), 1993. HANDBOOK OF HYDROLOGY. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Singh, V.P., 1992. ELEMENTARY HYDROLOGY. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 973 pp.

Lencastre, A. e Franco, F.M., 1984. LIÇÕES DE HIDROLOGIA. Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Tucci, C.E.M., 1998. MODELOS HIDROLÓGICOS. Universidade UFRGS e ABRH, Porto Alegre.