872330 Hydrogeology

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Zangerl, Christian , Häuselmann, Philipp , Staneva Svetoslavova, Krasimira
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Fundamental facts and ideas about
Water circuit
Soil water and water table
Aquifers and aquicludes
Permeability, porosity
Recharge, discharge and flow systems

Geological parameters of Aquifers and Aquicludes
Porous media
Fissured media
Karst media

Physical and chemical parameters
Field measurements
What to do with the data?

Groundwater extraction
Prospection, extraction
Pumping tests (where applicable)
Protection of resources
Engineering problems
Collapse due to overpumping
Groundwater management in general
Dangers due to false protection zones

Previous knowledge expected

Understanding of basic geological principles.
Knowledge about rock types and Earth history.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students understand fundamental facts and ideas (Water circuit, Soil water and water table, Aquifers and aquicludes, Permeability, porosity, Recharge, discharge and flow systems, Some special cases (pressurized reservoirs, …)

Students know geological parameters of Porous media, Fissured media and Karst media

Students know physical and chemical parameters

Students have competences in regards of "What to do with the data?".
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.