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Hydrology and Water Resources (HWR)
Geology Building, Room 122
(520) 621-5082

Professors Soroosh Sorooshian, Head (Systems and Industrial
Engineering), Nathan Buras, Dinshaw Contractor (Civil
Engineering), Donald R. Davis, Stanley N. Davis (Emeritus),
Robert E. Dickinson (Atmospheric Physics, Tree Ring Lab), Lucien
Duckstein (Systems and Industrial Engineering), Daniel D. Evans
(Emeritus), Martin M. Fogel (Emeritus), Martha Gilliland, Richard
H. Hawkins (Watershed Management), Simon Ince (Civil
Engineering), Helen Ingram (Political Science), Charles W.
Kreitler, Austin Long (Geosciences), William B. Lord
(Agricultural and Resource Economics), Thomas Maddock III, Shlomo
P. Neuman, William J. Shuttleworth, Eugene S. Simpson (Emeritus),
Ernest T. Smerdon (Civil Engineering)

Associate Professors Roger C. Bales, Randy L. Bassett, Michael D.
Bradley, Bonnie Colby (Agricultural and Resource Economics),
Katherine Hirschboeck (Tree Ring Lab), T.-C. Jim Yeh

Assistant Professors Marc Brusseau (Soil and Water Science),
Martha H. Conklin, Kevin Lansey (Civil Engineering)

Hydrology and water resources include the origin, distribution,
and properties of the waters of the Earth, as well as the
development and management of water resource systems for multiple
purposes. The faculty offers competence in hydrogeology,
hydrogeochemistry, environmental hydrology, ground-water and
surface-water hydrology, hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology,
water quality, mathematical and statistical methods in hydrology
(including numerical modeling), and water resource planning,
management and administration.

The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Hydrology and
the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with
majors in both hydrology and in water resources administration.
See College of Engineering and Mines section of this catalog for
the undergraduate requirements. For information regarding
graduate degrees, please see the Graduate Catalog.

The department participates in the honors program.

101a-101b. Water and the Environment (4-4) I II Relation of
physical and biological sciences to the understanding of the
water cycle; man's impact on water resources, with emphasis on
factors affecting the availability and quality of water in arid
and humid regions. 3R, 3L. Field trips. 101a is not prerequisite
to 101b. For nonmajors only. Clark

107a. Introduction to Global Change (4) I (Identical with GEOS
107a)

107b. Introduction to Global Change (4) II Examination of the
ways humanity alters the global environment; effects of pollution
on atmosphere, oceans, fresh waters, and climate (carbon cycle,
acid deposition, ozone shield, greenhouse effect). 3R, 3L. 107a
is not prerequisite to 107b. For non-majors only. (Identical with
GEOS 107b). Bales/Leavitt

195. Colloquium
a. Water, The Environment and Society (1) I II Freshmen only.

250. Principles of Hydrology (3) II Introduction to the
hydrologic cycle and review of main processes, such as
precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, runoff,
infiltration, and ground water. Some concepts and tools for water
resources management are discussed. 2R, 3L. Sorooshian

396. Proseminar
a. Hydrology (1) [Rpt./1] II D. Davis

407. Subsurface Hydrology (3) I Introduction to groundwater flow
through saturated and unsaturated soils and rocks; single and
multiple borehole hydraulic tests; stream-aquifier interaction;
tracer test flow and transport analysis. Field methods. Fee. P,
PHYS 116, MATH 125b, CE 321 or A ME 331a.

408. Vadose Zone Monitoring (2) II 1994-95 Laboratory and field
methods for characterizing water flow and contaminant transport
through unsaturated geologic media. 6L. P, 407 or S W 407. May be
convened with 508.

414. Field Hydrology (Surface Water) (1) S Field methods of
collection, compilation, and interpretation of data in surface
water. Stream gaging, hydrography and limnology exercises;
evaporation studies; slope-area method of indirect discharge
measurement; flood plain mapping; preparation of hydrologic
reports. Daily field work. Fee. P, 250 or 423 or 440. May be
convened with 514. Ince

415. Introduction to Water Resources Policy (3) II Water
resources policy including the identification of regional
problems of water use, the elements of water planning, water
rights, and a consideration of institutional structures and
processes. P, MATH 125a. (Identical with GEOG 415) May be
convened with 515. Writing-Emphasis Course. P, satisfaction of
the upper-division writing-proficiency requirement (see "Writing-
Emphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation
Requirements section of this catalog). Bradley

423. Hydrology (3) I (Identical with C E 423) May be convened
with 523.

427. Computer Applications in Hydraulics (3) II (Identical with C
E 427) May be convened with 527.

431. Hydrogeology (3) I II Hydrologic and geologic factors
controlling the occurrence and dynamics of groundwater on
regional and local scales. 2R, 3L. Field methods, field trips.
Fee. P, GEOS 101, 103. (Identical with GEOS 431) Writing-Emphasis
Course. P, satisfaction of the upper-division writing-proficiency
requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the Academic
Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog).
May be convened with 531. Kreitler

440. Advanced Surface Water Hydrology (3-4) II Theory and
selected design problems from fluvial dynamics, flood hydrology,
flood routing, and water supply hydrology. 3R, 1D. Discussion
section is mandatory for undergraduates. Field trip. P, 250 or
423, C E 321. May be convened with 540. Ince

443. Quantitative Planning Methods in Water Resources
Administration (3) I Applications of quantitative methods to
water resource management; benefit-cost analysis; optimization;
structure and basis of planning process; risk analysis. P,
microeconomics, MATH 125a. May be convened with 543. D. Davis

445. Statistical Hydrology (3) II Application of statistics and
probability to uncertainty in the description, measurement, and
analysis of hydrologic variables and processes, including extreme
events, error models, simulation, sampling, and optimization. P,
statistics or probability theory. May be convened with 545. D.
Davis

450R. Environmental Hydrology (3) II Chemistry of surface and
subsurface water, the predominant chemical processes affecting
composition in relation to man's use; classification,
identification, and mobility of contaminants; introduction to
chemical and transport modeling. P, 250, CHEM 103a-103b, MATH
125b, knowledge of computer language; CR, 450L. May be convened
with 550R. Bassett

450L. Environmental Hydrology Laboratory (1) II Laboratory
procedures related to chemistry of surface and subsurface water.
P or CR, 450R or equivalent. Fee. May be convened with 550L.
Bassett

457. Low Temperature Geochemistry (3) II (Identical with GEOS
457) May be convened with 557.

460. Watershed Hydrology (4) I (Identical with WS M 460) May be
convened with 560.

461. Population and Resources (4) I (Identical with GEOG 461)

476. Natural Resource Economics (3) II (Identical with AREC 476)

478. Global Change (3) II (Identical with GEOS 478) May be
convened with 578.

481. Environmental Policy (3) II (Identical with POL 481) May be
convened with 581.

482. Applied Groundwater Modeling (3) I Introduction to ground-
water flow and transport modeling, with emphasis on model
construction and simulation. 2R, 3L. May be convened with 582.
Maddock

483. Physical Oceanology and Limnology for Hydrologists (2) II
Origin, distribution, and characteristics of oceanic water;
advective and convective processes; estuarine and shoreline
processes; effect on coastal aquifers; classification and
hydrologic regimen of lakes. P, MATH 125b. May be convened with
583. Bales

490. Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth (3) II 1993-94
(Identical with REM 490) May be convened with 590.

500. Ecosystemology for Urban Planning (3) I Introduction to
conceptual tools used in complex ecosystems, particularly cities
and urban areas; integration of human residents with larger
natural systems (human ecology); environmental impact assessment
(EIA) and statement (EIS). Water resource planning and impact on
regional ecosystems; technical, legal, ethical dimensions of
water transfer. (Identical with PLNG 500) Bradley

503. Subsurface Fluid Dynamics (3) I Dynamics of immiscible
fluids in porous and fractured media; anisotrophy and scale;
advective solute transport; consolidation and land subsidence;
multiaquifer systems; free surface flow and salt water/fresh
water interfaces. P, MATH 223 or (preferably) 322 or 422a or
422b, C E 321 or A ME 331a. (Identical with CE 503) Neuman

504. Numerical Methods in Subsurface Hydrology (4) II Finite
difference, finite element and boundary integral methods for
subsurface fluid flow and mass transport; applications to
aquifers, unsaturated soils, seepage through earth structures. P,
MATH 422a or consult department before enrolling. (Identical with
C E 504) Neuman

505. Vadose Zone Hydrology (3) II Fundamentals of multiphase flow
and transport in the vadose zone. Methods for characterization of
hydraulic properties and mathematical solutions for particular
cases. P, 407 or 503 or 518 or S W 470.

506. Water Quality Dynamics (3) II Chemical and physical methods
are used to study the quality of ground and surface waters with
emphasis on organic contaminants, colloids, and surface processes
including sorption phenomena. Equilibrium and dynamic models of
water chemistry. P, 517R/L.

508. Vadose Zone Monitoring (2) II 1994-95 For a description of
course topics, see 408. Graduate-level requirements include in-
depth laboratory reports. P, 407 or 503 or 505 or 518 or S W 470.
May be convened with 408.

513. Environmental Risk Analysis (3) I 1994-95 Quantitative
methods in risk analysis in theory and practice. Risk estimation,
evaluation, perception, and management using Bayesian, fuzzy,
utility, and multicriteria approaches. Environmental applications
for water-related hazards. P, 445/545 or SIE 330 or STAT 361.
(Identical with SIE 513) D. Davis/Duckstein

514. Field Hydrology (Surface Water) (1) S For a description of
course topics, see 414. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth report on one aspect of the field work or participation
and assistance in the preparation and conduction of a field
project. Daily field work. Fee. P, 519. May be convened with 414.
Ince

515. Introduction to Water Resources Policy (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 415. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth term paper. P, MATH 125a.
(Identical with GEOG 515) May be convened with 415. Bradley

516. Hydrologic Transport Processes (3) I Development and
application of equations describing mass and energy transport in
subsurface environment. P, 503 or 535, SIE 270. Yeh

517R. Fundamentals of Water Quality (3) I Introduction to
chemical processes affecting the behavior of major and minor
chemical species in the aquatic environment. Physical,
equilibrium, organic, and analytical principles as applied to
natural waters. 517R may be taken in conjunction with or
independent of 517L; however, 517R is prerequisite to 517L. P,
CHEM 103b, PHYS 116, and MATH 125b; CR or P, MATH 254.
Bales/Bassett/Conklin

517L. Fundamentals of Water Quality Laboratory (1) I Field and
laboratory methods in water quality sampling and analysis.
Includes both wet chemical and instrumental methods of analysis.
Fee. P, CR, 517R. Bales/Bassett/Conklin

518. Survey of Subsurface Hydrology (3) I Survey of physical,
mathematical, geologic, and engineering concepts fundamental to
subsurface hydrologic processes. P, CR, A ME. 331a or C E 321;
MATH 254; P, GEOS 101. Kreitler/Maddock/Yen

519. Survey of Surface Water Hydrology (3) II Survey of main
topics in surface water hydrology: hydrometeorology, evaporation,
rainfall-runoff, statistical and probabilistic methods, unit
hydrograph method, and flood routing. P, CR, C E 321, STAT 361.
Ince/Shuttleworth/Davis

520. Water Resources Management, Planning, and Rights: A Policy
Approach (3) II An introduction to basic concepts and issues of
water resources management and administration, emphasizing water
law and rights, water resources planning, institutional and
organizational arrangements, and policy processes such as
adjudication and rule-making. Bradley/Lord

521. Introduction to Water Resources Systems Analysis (3) I
Quantitative analytical methods in water resources planning and
management; introduction to systems analysis, benefit/cost,
multi-objective planning and risk assessment. P, MATH 125a.
Buras/D. Davis/Maddock

522. Well Logging Interpretation (3) II (Identical with G EN 522)

523. Hydrology (3) I (Identical with C E 523) May be convened
with 423.

524. Hydroclimatology (3) I Precipitation formation processes,
the surface and atmospheric branch of the hydrologic cycle, land
surface-atmosphere interaction, surface energy balance,
evapotranspiration, heat and moisture fluxes into the soil. P,
consult department before enrolling. Shuttleworth

525. Water Quality Modeling (3) I (Identical with C E 525)

526. Water Quality Management (3) II Optimization and systems
analysis techniques used in modeling; current models used in
formulation and implementation of water quality policy. P, 525.
(Identical with C E 526) Buras

527. Computer Applications in Hydraulics (3) I (Identical with C
E 527) May be convened with 427.

531. Hydrogeology (3) I II For a description of course topics,
see 431. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper on
a topic related to hydrogeology but not covered in lectures. Fee.
P, GEOS 101. (Identical with GEOS 531) May be convened with 431.
Kreitler

535. Advanced Subsurface Hydrology (3) II Advanced acquifier and
well hydraulics; heterogeneity, unsaturated flow; natural and
artificial recharge; ground-water and surface-water interaction;
mass and heat transport. P, MATH 223 or 322 or 422a or 422b.
(Identical with GEOS 535) Yeh

536. Ground-Water Resource Evaluation (3) II Hydrologic and
geologic techniques for evaluating aquifer systems with case
studies of ground-water management on local and aquifer scales,
their environmental and societal impacts; case studies of ground-
water contamination. Fee. Field methods, field trips. (Identical
with GEOS 536) Kreitler

540. Advanced Surface Water Hydrology (3-4) II For a description
of course topics, see 440. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth paper or project. 3R, 1D. Discussion section is optional
for graduate students. Field trip. P, 519 or 523. May be convened
with 440. Ince

543. Quantitative Planning Methods in Water Resources
Administration (3) I For a description of course topics, see 443.
Graduate-level requirements include a research paper on an
applied aspect of the course. P, microeconomics, MATH 125a. May
be convened with 443. D. Davis

545. Statistical Hydrology (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 445. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
simulation project. P, knowledge of computer language, STAT 160
or 361. May be convened with 445. D. Davis

550R. Environmental Hydrology (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 450R. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper. P, CHEM 103a-103b, MATH 125b, knowledge of
computer language. May be convened with 450R. Bassett

550L. Environmental Hydrology Laboratory (1) II For a description
of course topics, see 450L. Fee. P, CR, 550R or equivalent. May
be convened with 450L. Bassett

557. Low Temperature Geochemistry (3) II (Identical with GEOS
557) May be convened with 457.

560. Watershed Hydrology (3) I (Identical with WS M 560) May be
convened with 460.

563. Isotope Hydrology (3) (Identical with GEOS 563)

570. Computer Simulation of Hydrochemical Processes (3) I
Introduction to the fundamentals of solving complex water
chemistry problems using computer codes as tools. Equilibrium,
mass transfer, or 1-D transport models with multielement
chemistry, thermodynamic concepts, and use of equations in
models; placing natural chemical processes into an interpretable
framework, evaluation of error and uncertainty. P, CR, 506
(recommended) or 517R/L. Bassett

576. Advanced Natural Resource Economics (3) I (Identical with
AREC 576)

577. Advanced Topics in the Economics of Environmental Regulation
(3) II (Identical with AREC 577)

578. Global Change (3) II (Identical with GEOS 578) May be
convened with 478.

581. Environmental Policy (3) II (Identical with POL 581) May be
convened with 481.

582. Applied Groundwater Modeling (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 482. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper and/or project. May be convened with 482.
Maddock

583. Physical Oceanology and Limnology for Hydrologists (2) II
For a description of course topics, see 483. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research report. P, MATH 125b.
May be convened with 483. Bales

584. Advanced Applied Groundwater Modeling (3) II Advanced
applied ground-water flow and transport modeling for saturated
and unsaturated media using variety of current software packages.
2R, 1L. P, 482 or 582 or equivalent course.

590. Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth (3) II 1993-94
(Identical with REM 590) May be convened with 490.

595. Colloquium
b. Global Climate Change (2) [Rpt./1] I (Identical with ATMO
595b, which is home)
c. General Circulation Observations and Modeling (3) II
(Identical with ATMO 595c, which is home)

596. Seminar 
c. Advanced Topics in Hydrochemistry (1-3) I
k. Risk and Society (3) [Rpt./1] I (Identical with GEOG 596k,
which is home)

603. Advanced Topics in Subsurface Hydrology (2) II 1994-95
Topics to be selected among (a) geostatistical and stochastic
analyses of flow and transport, (b) well hydraulics and pumping
test analysis, and (c) flow and transport in fractured rocks. P,
503 or 535. Neuman

605. Soil Water Dynamics (3) II (Identical with S W 605)

642. Analysis of Hydrologic Systems (3) I Presentation and
evaluation of a variety of mathematical modeling techniques;
presentation of theoretical basis of linear/nonlinear systems,
advantages and limitations of various approaches, e.g., linear
vs. nonlinear, lumped vs. distributed, used in hydrologic
modeling; interrelation between function development and model
calibration requirements. P, MATH 254. Sorooshian

643. Water Resources Systems Analysis (3) II Applications of
mathematical programming to the analysis of interactions of
hydrology, engineering, economics, and socio-institutional
environment in regional water resources systems. P, 521 or
consult department before enrolling. Buras

645. Stochastic Methods in Subsurface Hydrology (3) II 1994-95
Application of the theory of stochastic processes and random
fields to natural variability in subsurface hydrology. P, 545 or
STAT 361. Yeh

655. Stochastic Hydrology (3) I 1993-94 Advanced application of
statistics and probability to hydrology; multivariate regression,
Bayesian techniques, stochastic processes, time series and
frequency analysis. P, MATH 361; 519 or 545 or basic statistics
and hydrology. D. Davis/Maddock

695. Colloquium 
a. Hydrology and Water Resources Administration (1-3) [Rpt./1] I
II For majors only; consult department before enrolling.

696. Seminar 
b. Unsaturated Flow (1-3) I II
c. Ground-Water Management Modeling (1-3) [Rpt./1] I II P,
consent of instructor.
e. Pollutants in the Hydrologic Environment (1-3) I II
f. Advanced Hydrologic Modeling (1-3) II
i. International Water Resource Management (1-3) [Rpt./2] I
(Identical with POL 696i, NES 696i)
j. Water Quality Planning and Policy (1-2) II
k. Science and Technology of Radioactive Waste Management (1-3)
[Rpt./1] II 1994-95
m. Operations Research Methods to Water Resources Systems (1-3)
[Rpt./1] II P, consult department before enrolling. (Identical
with SIE 696m)
q. Advanced Methods in Hydrometeorology/Hydroclimatology (1-3) I
II

697. Workshop
a. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Natural Resources I (2) I
II 697a is part of a two-semester sequence. Credit and grade for
697a will be awarded only upon completion of 697b. P, consult
department before enrolling. (Identical with RNR 697a)
Lord/Maddock
b. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Natural Resources II (2)
I II 697a is part of a two-semester sequence. Credit and grade
for 697a will be awarded only upon completion of 697b. P, 697a.
(Identical with RNR 697b) Lord/Maddock

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