Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
This course will introduce the practice of surface water hydrology as water plays a role in the development of most human activities. Various land phase hydrologic processes will be described. Methods of development of intensity-duration-frequency curves for rainfall, estimation of rainfall at ungauged locations, stream flow measurement methods, flood frequency analysis, regional frequency analysis for estimating stream flows at ungauged locations and risk assessment in hydrologic design will be discussed. Approximate methods for estimating storm water storage requirements for urban development and various hydrologic and hydraulic modes used in the professional domain will be introduced. Based calculations within various hydrologic procedures as required for addressing surface water hydrology issues will also be covered.
Course at a glance
- This course is for students seeking in-depth knowledge of how surface water impacts environmental management, reclamation, remediation, conservation, and sustainability. Aimed at individuals transitioning into the environmental field, as well as mid-level professionals in sectors involving environmental aspects, it will also be of value to agrologists, biologists, engineers, industrial managers, foresters, technologists, and others who wish to update their skills and knowledge in this area.
- In-class, lecture-based course with group work and case study review.
- Recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) as a senior agrology course related to entrance into the profession and to augment core knowledge requirements related to a practice area.
- May be recognized as educational or continuing professional development credits by ECO Canada, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB), the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF), and the Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals Of Alberta (ASET).
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe various hydrologic processes and the interrelationships between them.
- Describe methods of analysis of components of the hydrologic cycle.
- Develop problem-solving skills and analytical tools for hydrologic problems to such a degree that recognizes the necessary steps involved and perform basic calculations.
- Relate to various measurement and modelling techniques for hydrologic variables and understand the inherent variability and uncertainty in those parameters.
This course has no prerequisites
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
- While there are no prerequisites for this course, basic knowledge of mathematics, science, and elementary statistics is required for student success. Prior completion of EXERM 4250, EXERM 4252, and EXERM 4307 is strongly recommended.
- Assessment includes assignments, a mid-term, and a final exam.
- A scientific calculator is required.
- A computer for use in class is recommended.
Manas Shome, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a Principal Engineer at Matrix Solutions, a Calgary based environmental engineering consulting firm. Based in Edmonton, he provides technical leadership on water resources engineering projects. He obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering at the Bangladesh Univ...
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