cod. 21272

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Geologia applicata (GEO/05)
Ambito geomorfologico-geologico applicativo
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Introduction to Hydrogeology



Course unit content

Introduction to Hydrogeology

Full programme

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).
Hydrogeological behaviour of porous, fissured and karstified media (knowledge and understanding).
Water balance (applying knowledge and understanding).
Tapping works (applying knowledge and understanding).
Aquifer vulnerability assessment (applying knowledge and understanding).
Practical and lab activities (making judgements & communication skills).


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

Teaching methods

Theoretical and practical lessons will be carried out in order to explain the main topics of the discipline and emphasise the ability of the students in terms of groundwater flow net reconstruction, water balance calculation and aquifer vulnerability assessment.

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.

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