NIGK21007U Integrated Water Resources

Volume 2021/2022
Education

MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Content

Fundamentals of surface and subsurface flow processes, fluxes between hydrological compartments in relation to climate, topography, and geological settings.

Hydrological modelling principles, model types, terminology, modelling protocol. Mathematical and numerical principles. Integrated hydrological modelling, process descriptions and model formulations. Introduction to MIKE SHE. Discretization, parameterization, data requirements, performance criteria. Calibration framework for integrated hydrological modelling, automated optimization, parameter uncertainty analysis.

Good practice for use of models in sustainable water management, uncertainty and risk assessments in water resources management, impact of climate change. Integrated water resources management, international examples of typical water management conflicts and management instruments, case study on use of MIKE SHE to support water resources studies in Africa.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge:

  • Theoretical knowledge on catchment scale hydrological processes and their interaction.
  • Theoretical knowledge on integrated hydrological modelling.
  • Theoretical knowledge of the use of integrated hydrological models for water resources assessment and management.
  • Knowledge of concepts and tools for parameter uncertainty analysis.
  • Practical knowledge of the use of integrated hydrological models to support water resources analysis and management.
  • Basic understanding of key concepts in water resources management.

 

Skills:

  • Setup of an integrated hydrological model based on the MIKE SHE code.
  • Calibrate an integrated MIKE SHE model including model parameterization, sensitivity analysis and parameter optimization.
  • Use of integrated hydrological models for water resources assessment and management.
  • Apply integrated water resources management principles.
  • Conduct a modeling study for a case with data availability typical for a data poor country.
     

Competences:

  • Explain an integrated hydrological modelling study.
  • Explain integrated water resource management.
  • Explain modelling approaches and activities, including study framing, performance criteria, uncertainty and stakeholder aspects, as part of a water management study.
  • Write a scientific report on use of hydrological modelling in a water resources management study.
     

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience, Geography-Geoinformatics, Nature Management, Environmental Science.
Lectures, class exercises, case studies and project‐related work using integrated hydrological modelling.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 171
  • Exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
Oral
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, During course
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
Aid
Without aids

All aids allowed when working on the written assignment.

No aids allowed at the oral examination. The students can bring a copy of handed in report.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Re-exam

Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

Criteria for exam assesment

See Learning Outcome