TVM5171 - Modelling Water Resources

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course treats modelling of water resources with a special focus on reservoirs and hydropower. Main topics: Water storage, multipurpose reservoirs, modelling hydropower systems, modelling systems with multiple/competing use of water. Environmental effects of regulation, environmental design, water consumption, sustainable use, use of models for assessing impacts and mitigation. Effects of changes in climate and land use, climate data, downscaling, simulation of effects of climate and land use changes.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should have an overview of the main challenges facing water resources management today and the central issues for the future - with a focus on climate and land use changes. The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of environmental impacts of river regulations and methods to assess and mitigate impacts. Further, the candidate should be familiar with the application of numerical models to simulate issues related to water resources management, and be able to understand and present outcome of such simulations. Finally the candidate should obtain knowledge of the most up to date measures of sustainability used in the assessment of water resources.

Skills: The student should be able to apply a number of common computer tools in assessing impacts on water resources. The student should be able to understand limitations and strengths of modelling approaches and how results should be interpreted and presented.

General knowledge: The course should provide a general overview of the current state of water resources and the challenges faced today and in the future. Knowledge of the methods used to assess the water resources and anthropogenic impacts on water.

Learning methods and activities

A series of lectures and seminars covering central topics in the course will be given. A series of exercises to illustrate how various models can be used in water resources management. A number of exercises must be passed before the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Selected articles and book chapters. T. Forseth og Harby, A. (red) "Handbook for environmental design in regulated salmon rivers", 2014.

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2018-12-21 09:00 Storhall del 2
  • * 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.