Fall, 2004

Bruce M. Thomson



CE 441/541

Groundwater Engineering

Course Outline






Introduction, definitions, properties of aquifers & vadose zones

Ch. 1 & 2


Darcy's Law & groundwater flow

Ch. 3


Development of regional flow equations

Ch. 4 & 5


Well hydraulics - steady flow



Well hydraulics - transient flow



Exam 1 - Measurement of aquifer properties - pump tests

Ch. 10


Pump tests & slug tests - PUMPz

Ch. 12, Ch. 14


Water well drilling & construction

Ch. 7


Well development, screens & pumps



Vadose zone & soil moisture

Ch. 6


Regional flow & finite difference methods



Ground water modeling WHAEM, FLOWNETz

8.4-8.5, Ch. 13


Examination No. 2 Modeling continued



Ground water development & management

Ch. 15


Ground water contamination, monitoring & restoration

Ch. 16


Text: Schwartz, F.W., Zhang, H., (2003). Fundamentals of Ground Water, Wiley, ISBN 0-471-13785-5


Grading: Homework - 15 %

Midterm Exams - 50 %

Final Exam - 35 %

References - Books

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TD 1 E55 Environmental Science and Technology (Am. Chem. Soc.)

TD 1 A32 Jour. of Envi. Engr. (Am. Soc. of Civil Engrs.)

TD 403 G7 Ground Water (Natl. Water Well Assoc.)

GB 1001 G76 Groundwater Monitoring Review (Natl. Water Well Assoc.)

TD 201 A512 Jour. of the American Water Works Association

TD 420 W3 Water Research

TC 1 W3 Water Resources Research (Am. Geophys. Union)

TD 511 S4 Jour. of the Water Pollution Control Federation

TD 172 C5 CRC Crit. Rev. in Envi. Control

S 1 J78 Jour. of Environmental Quality