Course Title : Water Resources Engineering

Code 35310
Course Year 3rd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Wednesday・1
Location Kyoutsuu4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor T.Hori and Y.Tachikawa

Course Description

Methodology for water resources development, management and conservation is introduced from the engineering viewpoint. Main topics are distribution of water resource on the earth, grasp and prediction of water demand, planning and design of water resources systems, estimation and prediction of river flow, policy and water rights, and operation of reservoirs.


Grading is done based on the mark on regular examination. Minimum passing grade is sixty percent.

Course Goals

The goal is to understand the basic theory and methodology for water demand prediction, water resources systems design, river flow estimation, water resources policy and reservoir operation.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Water resources systems planning 1 Concept and measures of water resources develeopment. Efficiency and limit of water resources development.
Operation of water resources systems 2 Development of water resources.
Evaluation of river flows 1 Design of water resources systems.
Operation and management of water resources systems 2 Planning and management, off-line and real time operation, optimization of reservoir control.
Attainment check 1 Evaluation of attainment level.
Water resources evaluation (1) : Hydrologic variables for water resources evaluation 1 To evaluate water resources, the regime of river discharge is explained. The regime of river discharge includes quantitative characteristics and temporal characteristics. The hydrologic frequency analysis and the hydrologic frequency analysis are introduced to examine quantitative and temporal characteristics of river discharge.
Water resources evaluation (2) : Hydrologic frequency analysis 4 The basis of the hydrologic frequency analysis is explained. Hydrologic variables used for the river planning and water resources planning are introduces as probabilistic variables; the concept of non-exceedance and exceedance probability and T-year probabilistic hydrologic variables are explained. Then, the procedure of hydrologic frequency analysis, distribution functions used for the frequency analysis, and estimation methods of parameters of a distribution function is described.
Water resources evaluation (3) : Numerical model to predict river flow 2 A hydrologic model to predict river flow is explained. River flow regime change under a changing climate is focused.
Achievement confirmation 1 Achievement assement is intended to measure students' knowledge, skill and aptitude on the subject.




It is desirable that students have already learned fundamental hydrology and systems analysis for planning and management.

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