Groundwater Resource Investigation - CVEN4503

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: CVEN3501.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Review of groundwater occurrence in Australia. Physical properties of groundwater and groundwater occurrence. Principles of groundwater flow. Storage and transmissivity - impacts of groundwater abstraction. Groundwater in the hydrological cycle: flow nets; surface water groundwater interconnectivity. Groundwater modelling. Unsaturated zone flow and calculation of infiltration. Groundwater recharge mechanisms and water balance calculations. Drilling methods for groundwater abstraction; geophysical logging; well design and completion for water production bores. Solutions to the radial flow equation; pumping test interpretation; a program of field work and data analysis will be undertaken at the UNSW Farm in Wellington.


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