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Canterbury Uni – Applied Hydrogeology – ENGE 414
This course is aimed at engineers and geologists who wish to learn the fundamentals of hydrogeology and groundwater. This course is delivered over three weeks with morning lecture blocks, field, lab and computer activities as well as self-directed learning through online course material. Assessments consist of online forums, reports and poster presentation.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
1. Assess hydrogeological controls on groundwater storage and flow.
2. Use a selection of laboratory skills to estimate permeability.
3. Understand the principles and quantification of groundwater movement.
4. Design and interpret pump tests in simple aquifer systems.
5. Have a basic understanding of surface water – groundwater interaction; flow in the unsaturated zone; groundwater chemistry and contaminant transport.
6. Use hand calculations, computer modelling and physical modelling to simulate groundwater flow and contaminant transport in simple aquifer systems and explore management options.
7. Discuss groundwater resource issues constructively and show familiarity with key journal articles from the international literature.
Course coordinator: Marlene Villeneuve
Lecturer: Leanne Morgan
Guest lecturer: Mike Heap (University of Strasbourg)