|Lecturer||Office hours for students|
|Carmela Paletta||Friday h 10-13|
Assigned to the Degree Course
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Teach the principle concepts of Hydrogeology as well as an awareness of the main problems involved in the management of groundwater. The course includes lectures and practical exercises both in class and in the field.
Hydrologic cycle: measurement system and data availability. The groundwater system in the hydrologic cycle. Physical structure and hydraulic properties of porous media. Darcy’s law. Type of aquifers. Water flow in unconfined and confined aquifers. Water wells and groundwater flow to wells. Pumping tests under unsteady and steady conditions, step drawdown test (SDT). Springs: classifications, discharge and depletion curve. Criteria for underground and surface water quality. Pollution of underground water, origin and main pollution mode. Saline water intrusion. Italien groundwater law. Regional hydrogeology: main aquifers in Italy. Exercises: hydrogeological prospecting. Hydrogeological maps, reconstruction and interpretation of water table. Elaboration and interpretation of thematic mapping
Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)
Comprehension of basic concepts of groundwater flow and dynamics, evaluation of water budget components. Reading and interpretation of hydrogeological maps, direct measurements on field of hydrological parameters.
Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
Lectures and practical exercises in class and in the field.
Strongly advised attendance during practical exercises
- Course books
Celico P. "Prospezioni Idrogeologiche" Liguori Ed (Vol 1 e 2)
Custodio & Llamas "Idrologia sotterranea". Flaccovio Ed
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