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Hydrosystems and the environment

ECTS Credits : 2

Duration : 21 hours

Semester : S8

Person(s) in charge :

Michel JAUZEIN, Professor,

Keywords : hydrogeology, hydrodynamics, Waters, Fluids, Flows, Subterranes, Transport

Prerequisites : Basics in geology

Objective :

Knowkedge of aquifers. Understanding of subterranean waters flow processes

Program and content:

  1. RAIN : A fractal atmospheric signal ?
  2. SOILS : A hydric reserve of continental interfaces?
  3. AQUIFERS : Subterranean way of water transfers?
  4. PERMEABILITY : a simple parameter to characterize aquifers ?
  5. DIFFUSIVITY : An effcient notion to analyse transient phenomena ?
  6. DISPERSIVITY : A simple parameter to approach the solute transport?
  7. FRACTURATION : Complexity or opportunity ?



Description and operationnal verbs


Notion of aquifers and subterranean waters. Orders of magnitude of permeability, porosity of rocks and terranes. Main processes concerning water and solute transfers in the subterranean terranes.


Link between the geological context and the fluid flows within subterranean terranes. Tools of hydrogeological modelisation. Concepts of porosity and permeability of subterranean terranes.


Quantitative and qualitative management of subterranean water resources. management of the water cycle in urban or natural area, in the case of civil engineering and industries (mines, oil industry, carreers, geothermy, etc.)


Analyse a a flow case study, choose the efficient parameters to evaluate the flow and time transfers.


A regional water resource, challenges and risks. Risks linked to the fluid flow management.


Velocities and fluid flows. Risks of pollution, time of flooding

Evaluations :

  • Written test
  • Continuous control
  • Oral report
  • Project
  • Written report
  • Aucune étiquette