Georesources and Groundwater 4504

Course Objectives

The course deals with Norwegian bedrock, glacial history, and development of the landscape in specific areas of Norway. It also deals with bedrock tectonics, glacial processes, aquifers and groundwater flow and transport of contaminants. This theoretical topic is applied at hazard problems like soil and bedrock slides and groundwater contamination, and on treatment of wastewater by infiltration in the soil.

Course Description

The following topics will be covered:
· Bedrock in Norway
· Tectonic processes
· Quaternary history of Norway
· Glacial processes
· Proglacial sedimentary environments
· Aquifer properties
· Ground water flow. Darcy’s law
· Soil and bedrock slides
· Contaminant groundwater transport
· Groundwater supply
· Waste water treatment by infiltration
· Mathematical groundwater modeling
· Hydrogeological regions
· Interaction between surface and groundwater
· Wastewater treatment by infiltration
· Groundwater contamination from landfills
· Introduction to the EU groundwater framework directive

Learning Methods

Lectures, assigments, and field work; students are advised to organize discussion groups.
4 hours/week, 13 weeks. Field school five days.
Teaching medium is English.

Assessment Methods

A 5-hour, individual, written final examination which counts 100%. Accepted assignments. Accepted repport from the field school. Admission to the final exam requires a pass grade in all other modules.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Harald Klempe <>, last modified Anette Norheim Fredly - 14/02/2008