Hydrology and Hydrogeology (670016)

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Abstract: Hydrology is a scientific-technical matter that deals with the origin, presence, circulation and interactions of surface water and groundwater with the physical environment in which it is located. Their knowledge is fundamental for a proper management of this valuable natural resource, especially given the fragile relationships that maintains with the ecosystems In which it serves as a vital support. Prerequisites and Recommendations: for an efficient follow-up of the Hydrology and Hydrogeology subject, students must have completed the subjects Geology and Applied techniques to field studies, since many of the concepts and methods explained in these subjects are necessary to understand it correctly. Specific competences: ¿ Adequate interpretation of hydrological data, both quantitatively and qualitatively. To become aware of the temporal and spatial dimensions of environmental processes related to water. ¿ Integrate the experimental evidence found in the field and / or laboratory studies with the theoretical knowledge on water. ¿ Prepare technical reports on surface and groundwater. Contents: UNIT 1. HYDROLOGY T 1. Basic hydrological concepts T 2. Precipitation T 3. Evapotranspiration T 4. Infiltration T 5. Runoff. Hydrograph analysis T 6. Extreme events: floods and droughts T 7. Lagos UNIT 2. HYDROGEOLOGY T 8. Elementary hydraulic properties of solid media T 9. Water movement in the subsoil T10. Prospecting and exploitation of groundwater T11. Natural water quality T12. Contamination of inland waters T13. Water and environment T14. Water in Spain Training activities: ¿ 3.5 theoretical credits, in which students will acquire basic hydrological knowledge. ¿ 2 seminars credits (problem solving, case studies, tutoring and self-assessment) ¿ 4.5 practical credits, in which students will develop, among others, competences for integrating natural evidences, interpretation of hydrological data and preparation of technical reports on water. ¿ Group tutorials, which will enhance the acquisition of knowledge and skills described.

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