Jun 10, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CIVL 528 Groundwater Hydrology and Sustainable Management

3 semester hours

Groundwater in California and other regions of the world is a critical component of our water supply portfolio, and proper management requires a judicious balance between municipal, agricultural, and environmental interests. In this course, students will learn about 1) the theory of groundwater occurrence and movement; 2) the engineering involved in groundwater extraction, replenishment, and protection; and 3) sustainable basin management strategies and optimization techniques. Specific course topics include theory of the movement and occurrence of water in a porous medium, Darcy’s law, steady and unsteady flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, hydraulics of groundwater wells, municipal water well design, use of professional groundwater modeling software, optimization techniques to sustainably manage groundwater basin pumping, safe yield operation, artificial recharge, conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water supplies, seawater intrusion prevention, and sustainable basin management strategies and agreements.

Prerequisite: MATH 112  or MATH 122  or MATH 131 .