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GIS 834 Hydrology and Water Resources
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Hydrology and Water Resources
Course Code GIS 834
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes Core Courses
Course Objectives This course intends to give deep insight about water management system that can be applied to a wide range of water industry problems. The integrated approach used in his course is beneficial to the students who need to understand the complex details of today’s water resource systems and to deal with the numerous economic, legal, and regulatory factors of importance to both the public and private sectors. The GIS based exercises will introduce the GIT in Hydrology and Water Resource Management.
Detail Content Management in the Water Industry
Hydrology and the Water Environment
Water Infrastructure and Systems
Planning and Decision-Making Processes
Systems Analysis, Models, and Decision Support Systems
Water Environmental Law, Regulation and Administration
Financial Planning and Management
Water Industry Structure
Water Supply and Environment
Flood Control, Floodplain Management and Storm water Management
Reservoir Operations and Management
Water Quality Management and Nonpoint Source Control
Watersheds and Riverine Systems
Water Use Conservation and Efficiency
Groundwater Management
River basin Planning and Coordination
Drought and Water Supply Management
Regionalization in Water Management
Water Management in Estuaries and Coastal Waters
Role of GIS in Water Resource Management
Text/Ref Books
  1. Grigg N. S., (1996), Water Resources Management: Principles, Regulations, and Cases, McGraw-Hill Professional, ISBN: 007024782X
  2. Lyon J, (2003), GIS for Water Resources and Watershed Management, CRC Press, ISBN: 0415286077
  3. Mays L. W., (1996), Water Resources Handbook, McGraw-Hill Professional, ISBN: 0070411506
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. M. Umar Khattak
PhD, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Specialization : GIS/RS, Earth Sciences, Engineering