Course Code: EST 222

Course Title : Hydrology

Weekly Class and Application Hours: 3-0

Short Course Description: Fundamentals of hydrologic analysis, emphasizing the components of the hydrologic

cycle such as precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, runoff, infiltration and groundwater, and the interactions that are of environmental significance. Application of fundamental principles to quantifying the basic hydrologic processes occurring on watersheds. Darcy’s law and groundwater flow equations for steady-state and transient conditions, application to flow nets, aquifer testing, groundwater resource evaluation, and groundwater protection. The role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle is explored with emphasis on natural groundwater flow systems and their influence on streams, springs, and wetlands. Effects of topography and geology on regional and local flow systems. Physical processes controlling groundwater contamination are introduced.

Textbook and Supplementary Books:: Hydrogeology:

  1. Principles and Practice 552 pages 2edition by: Kevin M. HiscockVictor F. Bense

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory