CVEN40570 Water Waste and Environmental Modelling

Academic Year 2021/2022

1. Purpose of numerical modelling / specifying a modelling brief
2. Types of numerical model
3. Parameter estimation and optimisation
4. Model checking and validation
5. Model assessment and sensivity
6. Equifinality and its implications
7. Examples and applications of surface water models / rivers and lakes
8. Examples and applications of groundwater models
9. Examples and applications of waste related models.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upopn completion of this model, the student will know the important steps to be taken when commissioning, developing or implementing numerical models in environmental settings. The student will appreciate the problems that may arise and will know how to recognise and deal with them whee possible. The student will understant the potential and the limitations of modelling as a tool and will acquire some experience applying models with real data.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Group Work
Critical Writing 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Some science or engineering background with some numerical or calculation experience.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
not to be scheduled at same time as CVEN40080 or CVEN40230

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Multiple assignments spread across the trimester. Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Daniel Hawtree Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 09:00 - 10:50