Courses Catalogue

Urban Hydrology

COURSE CODE: CIV7216
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course deals with Urban hydrological processes. Quantifying runoff and groundwater recharge in urban areas. Dimension of urban flow systems. Hydrological models in urban terrain. Qualitative impact on surface and groundwater due to human activity. Infrastructural projects and their interaction with the hydrological surroundings. Risk analysis of hydrological failure and hazards from climate change. Methods for monitoring urban hydrological systems and mitigation methods. Uncertainty-based methods for model calibration and evaluation.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

 

To provide an overview of urban hydrology and storm-water management. Included in the course are an introduction to human impact on the hydrological cycle, anthropogenic influences on the quantity and quality of storm-water runoff from urban catchments and case studies in urban storm-water management.