TGB4205 - Hydrogeology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Theory and geology of groundwater occurrence and flow, types of aquifers, theory of aquifer tests and determination of aquifer parameters, water chemistry and quality criterions, relation between geology and water chemistry, groundwater contamination (inorganic and organic), spreading mechanisms and countermeasures, monitoring programs, design of wells and protection zones, management and regulations.

Learning outcome

Ingress: The course will give the student applied knowledge about methods for groundwater investigations in superficial deposits and bedrock, as well as chemical evolvement and characterization.

Knowledge: The student should have knowledge about:

  • Groundwater in rock and soils.
  • Characteristic hydrogeological parameters and methods for determination of these.
  • The main principles for groundwater flow.
  • Chemical evolvement (alteration) and characterization.
  • Dimensioning of groundwater wells and zones of protection.
  • Alternative methods for extraction.
  • Simple principles for water treatment.
  • Knowledge of Norwegian management and legislation of groundwater.

Skills: The student is able to:

  • Evaluate the underground's potential for extraction of groundwater.
  • Calculate necessary hydrological parameters for extraction of groundwater by use of test methods in the field.
  • Sampling and characterization of groundwater chemical composition.
  • Evaluate the danger for contamination.
  • Simple dimensioning of water works (extraction wells) based on desired water supply.
  • Evaluate and suggest methods for protection.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and obligatory excursions with report. Field work may be scheduled for a weekend. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Excursion (1-2days)

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

B. Brattli: Fysisk og kjemisk hydrogeologi, 3 utg., Compendium, Akademika, 2009, slides, notes and articles.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0542 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Hydro Geology
  • Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-05-25 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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