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Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ian Cartwright

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Intorduction to groundwater flow in porous media. Sustainable use of groundwater resources. Chemistry of groundwater and water-rock interaction. Groundwater-surface water interactions. Stable isotopes as tracers of groundwater evolution. Dating groundwater. Changing the hydrological balance (contaminant transport, acid mine drainage, salinity, acid sulfate soils).

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 60% + Laboratory work/ assignments/ field excursions: 40%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week, and one 1 or 2-day field excursion

Prerequisites: ESC2042 or permission; first-year chemistry recommended

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