Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: MWLU2, Pi4, Pi4mrk, V4vr, W4, W4vr. Course coordinator: Rolf Larsson,, Teknisk vattenresurslära. Recommended prerequisits: Hydrology : VVR111or VVR145 or corresponding. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Assessment is based on three assignments and a written examination. Marking of assignments is based on both form and content of a written report. For passing grade an oral presentation is also required. The written exam is "closed book" and consists of questions which are mainly open in character. The course grade is a weighted average of the four marked components. Home page:

The course is part of the International Master's programme (WaterLU). It is also an optional course for students of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering ("civilingenjör V, W") specialising in Water Resources and for students of Technical Mathematics ("civilingenjör Pi") specialising in Environment, Risk and Climate. The course deals with the hydrological processes in some detail. The students also gain skills in rainfall/runoff modelling as well as increased knowledge and skills with respect to modelling and project work in a more general sense.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Run-off modelling in rural areas. Hands-on exercises using computer models. Associated topics; rain characteristics, snow melt, melt water movement, water movement in the unsaturated zone, surface run-off, linear reservoir theory, conceptual modelling. Thermo- and hydrodynamics of lakes. Assignments include an essay, rainfall-runoff modelling and lake routing.

Ward & Robinson: Principles of Hydrology (4th ed.). McGrawHill 1990. ISBN 0 07 709502 2. (recommended)
Beven Keith: Rainfall-Runoff Modelling, The Primer, Wiley, 2001. ISBN 0-470-86671-3 (recommended)
Bengtsson, Lars Excerpt from Lars ”Hydrology – Theory and processes”, Dept of Water Resources Engineering Lund University. Translated from Swedish by Rolf Larsson Sept 2004 (available on course web site).
The students are expected to find supplementary literature and references for the assignments.