SOIL BIO-ECOLOGY and IDROGEOLOGY APPLICATIONS (Mod. B)

Teachers: 
Credits: 
6
Site: 
PARMA
Year of erogation: 
2021/2022
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
Applied Geology
Semester: 
Second semester
Year of study: 
3
Language of instruction: 

Italian.
This course offers the “Book exam" option - The lectures are held in Italian, but Erasmus/foreign students can complete the course by choosing the “book exam” option: this means that you read and study the literature specifically agreed on with the lecturer/professor, and then take a written examination (test), all in English.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will be able to:
- know the steps of the hydrogeological research for educational purposes;
- design hydrogeological research in specific settings;
- carry out hydrogeological investigations;
- communicate hydrogeological data and information;
- utilize quantitative data.

Prerequisites

No

Course contents summary

Introduction to Hydrogeology

Course contents

Water cycle (knowledge and understanding).
Underground water distribution (knowledge and understanding).
Hydraulic properties of rocks (knowledge and understanding).
Aquifer and groundwater (knowledge and understanding).
Darcy's Law and hydrodynamics processes (knowledge and understanding).
Interactions between ground- and surface-waters (knowledge and understanding).
Water balance (applying knowledge and understanding).
Aquifer vulnerability assessment (applying knowledge and understanding).

Recommended readings

Celico, P., 1986/1988 - Prospezioni Idrogeologiche, voll. I e II. Liguori Ed., Napoli

Teaching methods

Theoretical lessons will be carried out in order to explain the main topics of the discipline

Assessment methods and criteria

During the course, several problems will be analysed and solved by the students, to simulate the solution of professional scenarios. This approach allows the students growth also in terms of technical and scientific language.
The final evaluation is an oral exam. During the exam, different problems must be solved by the students. The exam is made of five questions at least, to explore the main topics of the program. The laude can be acquired in case of outstanding capacity of problem solving.

Other informations

No