Hydrology of Tropical areas

LSGED2210  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Hydrology of Tropical areas
2.0 credits
24.0 h


Theoretical part

Water resources issues in tropical areas
- The state of the world's water resources
- Current and future supply and demand
- Pressures on water resources
- Paradigms of water management

Basic notions of hydrology
- System approach to study watersheds. Hydrological balance (local / regional)

Hydrological modeling
- Characterization of basins and functional behavior
- Typology of hydrological models
-  Modeling steps (identification / calibration / treatment of sensitivities and uncertainties)

Hydrology and remote sensing
- Notions of remote sensing
- Principles of remote sensing to characterize hydrological processes at the regional scale (land use, thermal balance and evapotranspiration, gravimetry, precipitation, soil moisture)


Practical part:

Hydrological study of a reference basin
- Construction of a hydrological database from generic data.
- Modeling of hydrological flows with HEC-HMS.
- Modeling management strategies in WEAP.

Teaching methods

- Theoretical course: lectures in class room.
- Exercise part: Exercise in computer room.

Evaluation methods

- Students receive 3 assignments and submit 3 reports of max. 2 pages on the student drop space  on MOODLE.
- A written exam with oral defense is organized during the exam session.

Online resources

- Course slights are available on Moodle.
- An exercise manual is available on Moodle.
- The generic data for the exercice is available in the computer class room.

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Specialised master in environmental sciences and management in developing countries

Master [120] in Agriculture and Bio-industries