Measuring Techniques in Hydrology


Course Objective

By the end of the course the student should be able:
1. to select the appropriate field measurement methods and techniques to
measure hydrological processes and their values for society;
2. to implement the methods and techniques, including equipment
3. to analyse, evaluate and interpret the results, using computer models
and statistical methods;
4. to carry out the final integrating fieldwork, which directly follows
this course, and other research projects independently.

Course Content

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with measurement
methods and techniques from different disciplines, that are commonly
used in hydrology and related environmental sciences. The course is
organised around 2 modules, which are taught interlinked over a period
of four weeks.

Module 1 focuses on measuring techniques to understand and quantify the
basic processes in the water balance and hydro chemistry, such as
measuring discharge and rainfall. Module 2 focuses on techniques to
measure the economic value of hydrological processes (e.g. water
availability and quality) or the economic impacts of extreme events such
as floods.

For this, students will learn how to design, conduct, and statistically
analyse a survey to quantify economic values. Part of this course is
taught at the VU and we will have one week of fieldwork in the area of
the Dinkel river

Teaching Methods

Lectures, practicals, field practicals, presentations

Method of Assessment

Assignments, participation during field practical, presentations at the
end of field days, final presentation at VU.


Will be provided by the teachers

Additional Information

The field course brings additional costs for the students, details on
the exact amount and how this can be paid will be shared during class.

General Information

Course Code AM_1168
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. H. de Moel
Examiner dr. H. de Moel
Teaching Staff dr. J.E. Blasch
dr. ir. M.C. Westhoff
dr. H. de Moel
T. Tiggeloven

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Fieldwork, Computer lab, Practical
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