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DRE 5204 Applied Hydrology

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DRE 5204 Applied Hydrology

List of Class Lectures DRE 5204: Applied Hydrology

  1. Groundwater Hydrology (Full Lecture)
  2. What is an Aquifer?

In this course, you can learn:

Course Outline: DRE 5204

Course Title: Applied Hydrology and Water Engineering, PSTU

Course Code: DRE 5204, Credit Hour: 2, Contact Hour: Two hours per week


This course is intended to provide knowledge on the assessment of surface and sub s surface water quality analysis, utilization, and implementation techniques of water quality modeling in practical fields. It helps the students to gather knowledge regarding surface and sub-surface water quality-related hazards and utilize this knowledge to minimize the hazards in real life and national level.

Objectives :

  1. To Identify and analyze groundwater quality.
  2. To learn how to Manage saline water intrusion.
  3. To know the management of groundwater quality
  4. To Establish modeling for groundwater resource management in Bangladesh
Learning Outcomes( ILOs) Course Content Teaching Strategy/Learning Experience Assessment Strategy of ILOs

At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

1. Discuss groundwater hydrology and related issues.

2. Explain groundwater well hydraulics for steady unidirectional flow and radial flow.

3. Operate procedures for constructing shallow and deep tube wells.

4. Identify and analyze groundwater quality.

5.  Manage saline water intrusion.

6.  Assure management of groundwater quality

7.  Establish modeling for groundwater resource management in Bangladesh



Groundwater hydrology: Surface and groundwater interactions, groundwater movement, groundwater flow directions, depression, and general flow equation; vertical distribution of groundwater, geologic formation of the aquifer and its types; major groundwater aquifers and groundwater resources potential and constraints in Bangladesh; Human influence on groundwater cycle.

Groundwater well hydraulics: Steady unidirectional flow and radial flow to a well, multiple well systems.

Water wells: Methods for constructing shallow and deep tube wells; tube well drilling technology, preparation of good log and sand analysis to identify water-bearing formations; well development, completion, and rehabilitation; groundwater tables and levels, pumping equations.

Groundwater quality: Quality parameters/criteria, measures of water quality analysis; possible sources of groundwater pollution including arsenic contamination, controlling groundwater pollution;

Saline water intrusion: Occurrence, Ghyben-Herzber law, causes and mechanisms of saline water intrusion, control of saline water intrusion; sea level rise and salinity intrusion in coastal areas of Bangladesh, effects of salinity on agro-ecological system.

Management of Groundwater: Concept of basin management, equation of hydraulics equilibrium, groundwater basin investigations, data collection and fieldwork, alternative basin yield, basin management by conjunctive use.

Modeling for groundwater resource management in Bangladesh: Conceptual design of groundwater modeling for resource assessment, groundwater development and assessment of water pollution in Bangladesh, development of GIS-based models.


Discussions, Demonstrations, Field visits, Surveys. Reading  Assignments, Exercises, etc. Performance Assessments, Quality of report, Quiz, and Oral Presentation test.

  1. Atiq R. and P. Ravenscroft.   Groundwater Resources and Development in Bangladesh – Background to the Arsenic Crisis, Agricultural Potential and Environment by, The University Press Limited.
  2. Groundwater Hydrology by David Keith Todd, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons.

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