Syllabus for Hydrology and Water Resource Management
Hydrologi och vattenresursförvaltning
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1HY141
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science G2F
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2009-03-12
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2015-04-21
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2015
60 credits in Earth Sciences.
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
After completion of the course the student should be able to
- describe the water cycle and its driving processes
- apply the water-balance equation to various hydrological problems in time and space
- measure important components of the water cycle, especially flow measurements in streams
- describe how components of the water cycle are influenced by human activity
- analyse hydrological data and municipal planning in order to evaluate water resource management in an area
- conduct and write a report on the results obtained from an individual project
The course covers the basic processes of the water cycle such as precipitation, evaporation, the presence of soil water and groundwater, and runoff. Processes at the catchment scale, including the presence of recharge and discharge areas, the influence of topography on runoff formation, and flooding. Influence of forestry, agriculture, cities and dams on runoff and the water cycle. Water balance calculations for river basins and lakes. Chemical and physical processes in lakes. Water planning in society; municipal plans for water supply and treatment, the importance of the EU Water Framework Directive in Sweden and water resource management.
Lectures, exercises, project work, field trips and field work.
The course is graded using a written examination (5 credits), and mandatory activities and reports (5 credits).
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2020)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2015, version 2)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2015, version 1)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2013)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2011)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2010)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2009)
Applies from: Autumn 2015
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Vattnets väg från regn till bäck
3., rev. uppl. /b 2. tr.: Uppsala: Hallgren & Fallgren, 2000