Water System Analysis

IWRM W4220 Water System Analysis
Exam Code 4220
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Prof. Jackson Roehrig
Lecturers Prof. Jackson Roehrig
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites This module requires basic knowledge of hydrology, GIS, and statistics. Material for self-learning will be provided.Hydrology:

  • Hydrological processes and their interrelationships
  • Basic time series analysis

GIS requirements using ArcGIS:

  • To create, open, and save projects
  • To create, edit, analyse and present features (shapefiles)
  • To perform basic raster analysis
  • To use scripts for geo-processing

Statistics requirements:

  • Probability and distributions

Descriptive statistics

Intended Learning Outcome
Content Geoprocessing applied to Water Resources Management

  • Geoprocessing tools and services for water resources management
  • Water information systems
  • Geostatistics
  • Tool development


  • Frequency analysis, probability distribution and extreme values analysis
  • Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing
  • Regression and correlation
  • Time series analysis
  • Stochastic hydrological models
  • Risk analysis

Hydrological Modeling

  • Governing flow and transport equations for surface and subsurface hydrology
  • Spatial and time discretization, boundary and initial conditions
  • Groundwater modeling application
  • Hydrological modeling application
  • Tools development for hydrological analysis
Teaching Method Lectures, Computer exercises on each topic
Assesment Method Exercises, written report (100%)
Recommended Reading
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