UCL Earth Sciences

GEOLGG22 Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources

GEOLGG22 Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources

This MSc provides an introduction to geohazards, research methods and field techniques, together with advanced courses in seismology, volcanology, hydrogeological hazards and meteorology.


The course presents the principles of physical hydrogeology (aquifer hydraulic properties, groundwater hydraulics, aquifer investigations, recharge and river-aquifer interactions) and demonstrates their application to groundwater resources management through consideration of aquifer water balances and an introduction to groundwater flow modelling.


Knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis for groundwater resources assessment and management.


Elements of a groundwater resources assessment, recharge, groundwater flow and groundwater storage, aquifer tests (equilibrium and transient conditions), groundwater models, groundwater chemistry (natural characteristics and contaminants), and groundwater vulnerability and protection. 

Title Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources
UG Code GEOLG022
Coordinator Dr. William Burgess
Other Contributors  
Normal Level  
Term Not running 2013-14
Credit 0.5 CU
Written Exam 70%
Practical Exercises
Pre-Requisites Maths A-level, or equivalent
Maths & Stats Content and Requirement  
Total Number of Hours of Student Work 188 hours
Hours of Lectures/Seminars 20 hours
Hours of Practicals/Problem Classes 20 hours
Hours of Tutorials 0
Days of Fieldwork 0
Other None
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