HYD243

Water Resources Planning and Management

HYD 243 - EBS 243  

CRN: HYD 243 (82905) and  EBS 243 (82906)

Syllabus

Instructor: Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis

This class focuses in an integrated water resources management approach for every sources of water and type of use, showing fundamental concepts for every aspect of coupled human and natural systems, as well as the fundamentals of decision-making processes. Programming techniques to water resources planning, analysis and management.

 Key concepts learned in this class are:

  • Integrated water resources management
  • Natural flow regimes
  • Surface water and groundwater modeling and calibration
  • Performance criteria for water resources systems
  • Engineering economics
  • Agriculture hydrology and water needs
  • Urban hydrology and water needs
  • Environmental flows and environmental water management
  • Reservoir operations and re-operations
  • Groundwater management and aquifer recharge
  • Conjunctive use of water
  • Shared vision and collaborative modeling
  • IWRM and decision making processes
  • Holistic Water resources management

Week

Class #

Content

Date

Session

Due Date

Introduction to Water Resources Management

1

1

Theory

Mon 2 Apr

Introduction to WRPM & Water in California

 

2

Theory

Wed 4 Apr

Control volumes and conservation of mass

 

Natural Systems and Modeling Performance

2

3

Theory

Mon 9 Apr

Tutorial Pajaro Valley – Excel

 

4

Theory

Wed 11 Apr

Unimpaired and naturalized flows - Modeling calibration, verification and validation

Ex. 1

 

 

 

14 & 15 Apr

Field trip – Hopland Research and Extension Center

 

Hydrology 101

3

5

Theory

Mon 16 Apr

Term Project Discussion – Tutorial WEAP

 

6

Theory

Wed 18 Apr

Water resources modeling and performance criteria

Ex. 2- Abstract

Water Resources Modeling & Engineering Economics

4

7

Theory

Mon 23 Apr

Optimization Modeling

 

8

Theory

Wed 25 Apr

Economics engineering & cost benefit analysis

Ex. 3

Agricultural and Urban Hydrology

5

9

Theory

Mon 30 Apr

Agriculture hydrology, agricultural demands and irrigation

 

10

Theory

Wed 2 May

Term Project Discussion. Tutorial IHA

Ex. 4 & Midterm Report

Environmental Water Resources Management

6

11

Theory

Mon 7 May

Principles of Environmental Flows

 

12

Theory

Wed 9 May

Environmental flow management

Ex. 5

Systems Operation

7

13

Theory

Mon 14 May

Reservoirs re-operation

 

14

Theory

Wed 16 May

Groundwater management and aquifer recharge

Ex. 6

Shared Vision

8

15

Theory

Mon 21 May

Conjunctive use of water

 

16

Theory

Wed 23 May

Shared vision and collaborative modeling

 

Integrated Water Resources Management

9

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Holiday

Mon 28 May

Memorial Day

 

17

Theory

Wed 30 May

IWRM and Collaborative Modeling – Project Presentations

 

Term project Presentations

10

18

Theory

Mon 4 Jun

Term Project Report Preparation

 

19

Practice

Wed 6 Jun

Project Presentations