By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the pathways of precipitation.
- Explain the relationship between rainfall, infiltration and run-off.
- Describe methods of measuring losses, inputs and movement of water in the hydrological cycle though evaporation, transportation and rainfall.
- Interpret hydrographical representations of rainfall and flow.
- Explain classifications for different types of flow.
- Describe the features and operation of open channel flow measuring devices.
- Describe the features and operation of closed pipe flow measuring devices.
- Calculate flow in a closed pipe from given data using different formulae.
- Describe types of dam including design features.
- Describe methods of drilling and constructing boreholes used for groundwater abstraction.
- Explain the factors that affect yield from groundwater and surface water sources.
- Describe the factors that contribute to current industrial, domestic and agricultural water demand and how consumption is measured.
- Describe the purpose and use of conjunctive use schemes.
- Explain potential threats to raw water quality and quantity and possible mitigation.
Classroom based activity using PowerPoint, group activities and discussion. End of unit assessment in the form of an exam and written assignment
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