After the completion of the course, the student should be able to
explain and analyse runoff generation from different surfaces
calculate runoff from natural areas and areas impacted by humans
perform statistical analyses of hydrological data
apply a runoff model
analyse a runoff models strengths and limitations
The aim of the course is to give practical knowledge of estimations of runoff from natural catchments as from catchments under human impact.
Theories of runoff formation. Methods for calculating runoff from natural catchments and paved surfaces. Dynamic-wave calculations. Statistical methods. Runoff modelling. Dimensioning the flows. Urban hydrology. Transport of pollutants in surface waters. Impact of human activities on runoff.
Lectures, lessons and computer exercises.
Written examination at the end of the course (4 credits) and exercises (1 credit).