BEE 4710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Fresh water has become a limited resource in many parts of the world.  In arid and semi-arid regions, groundwater levels are declining at unstainable levels.  In many industrial areas, groundwater is contaminated and unsuitable for drinking water. Sustainability and pollution will be addressed in this course; we will address these problem by first learning the theory of saturated flow and contaminant transport under ideal conditions. Subsequently, you will learn how to simplify a complex groundwater system so solutions can be found. At the end of the course, we will put conceptual, analytical and simulation models, in the broader context of past, current, and potential future groundwater quantity and quality issues, as they are affected by natural or human actions. Throughout the course, guest speakers will discuss topics of current interest related to water. This elective course is intended for seniors and graduate students interested in sub surface water and solute transport applications to sustainable ground water use and prevention of  pollution. Well prepared juniors are welcome too.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: fluid mechanics or hydrology course.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Field trip.

Outcomes
  • Application of mathematics, science, and engineering to real world groundwater problems.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in world-wide fresh and clean water.
  • Ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for environmental engineering practice.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: EAS 4710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16609BEE 4710  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: fluid mechanics or hydrology course.