WRM551 - Fundamentals of Water Resources Modeling

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Subject Title
Fundamentals of Water Resources Modeling

Subject Description
As an extension to the principles and practices explored in HDG451 and HYD451 (Hydrology and Hydraulics), this course will introduce the basic techniques employed in standard water resources software. The process of developing model schematics and completing basic tasks including, data entry, data importing from other software, parameter selection, trouble shooting, model calibration and verification will be practiced. The HEC-RAS and SWMM watershed models will be used to develop modeling skills. The course will also include class discussion, assignments and readings to provide a critical overview of water resource management issues in Canada.

Credit Status
One subject credit

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

  1. Build HEC-RAS and SWMM models;
  2. Understand HEC-RAS and SWMM model assumptions and limitations;
  3. Understand Unit Hydrograph Theory and its applications;
  4. Create and interpret rainfall-runoff simulation models;
  5. Understand modeling of lateral structures, split flows, river networks and culverts;
  6. Create clear and concise reports from models;
  7. Apply critical thinking skills to water resource management issues;
  8. Communicate water resource management issues in a clear and concise manner.

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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