HDG451 - Environmental Hydrology

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Subject Title
Environmental Hydrology

Subject Description
This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the scientific principles applied to the study of hydrology and will enable the student to evaluate hydrologic design criteria for watershed and storm water management studies.  The course will familiarize the students with the major hydrological processes, and the watershed response to these processes.

Credit Status
One subject credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand commonly used methods of measurements, equations and sources of data important for hydrological calculations
  2. Recognize and quantify basic hydrologic processes such as runoff, and infiltration, in order to analyze the hydrologic functioning of a watershed
  3. Select and apply methods of calculation to obtain quantitative estimates of the response of a watershed to atmospheric inputs (i.e., rainfall)
  4. Predict and mitigate changes in hydrologic response created by changes in watershed characteristics (i.e., storm water management applications)
  5. Describe hydrological models commonly used in industry in terms of attributes, strengths and weaknesses

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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