CVEN40620 Water Resources Eng 1

Academic Year 2023/2024

Hydrological Cycle and availability of water
Hydrometry - measurement of rainfall, flows in rivers, evaporation and groundwater levels.
Water balance calculations.
Flow duration curves.
Simple reservoir storage calculations.
Environmental considerations in river flows.
Flood Frequency analyses.
Groundwater and aquifer protection.
Practical exercises and assignments.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to understand the main sources of fresh water on the planet, to measure their movement and to do some of the more commonly used hydrological calculations associated with human and environmental interactions with water.

Indicative Module Content:

Hydrological Cycle and availability of water
Hydrometry - measurement of rainfall, flows in rivers, evaporation and groundwater levels.
Water balance calculations.
Flow duration curves.
Simple reservoir storage calculations.
Environmental considerations in river flows.
Flood Frequency analyses.
Groundwater and aquifer protection.
Practical exercises and assignments.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Tutorial

0

Specified Learning Activities

24

Autonomous Student Learning

164

Online Learning

24

Total

212

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials - online 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: A series of in-semester assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

40

No
Examination: Two hour end-of-semester examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

60

No

Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring 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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided in a timely manner to students following submission of relevant assignment.

Design of Water Resources Systems
Author: P.J. Purcell
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Name Role
Assoc Professor John O'Sullivan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer