Hydrology and Drainage Works


Knowledge of methods taught in the scope of the discipline, towards a theoretical and practical approach of problems and questions regarding Hydrology and quantitative analysis of the water resources forum.

Introduction to the basics of water resources management.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Fernando Manuel dos Anjos Henriques, Rui José Raposo Rodrigues


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Applied Hydrology, Van Te Chow, David Maidment e Larrfya Mays, Mc-Graw Hill, 1988;

Global Hydrology – Processes, Resources and Environmental Management, J.A.A. Jones, Addison Wesley Longman Limited, 1997.

Hidrologia e Recursos Hídricos: Hipólito, J.R. e A. Carmo Vaz 2012 IST Press, 2012.

Lições de Hidrologia, Armando Lencastre e Frederico Melo Franco, ed. Fundação Armando Lencastre, 2003.


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Subject matter

Hydrological cycle: general subjects; hydrological balance.

Watershed analysis: delimitation; phisiographic characteristics.

Precipitation: classification; precipitation intensity and depth; statistics and hydrology.

Interception: concept and processes.

Evaporation: concepts; measurement; calculation; factors that influence evaporation.

Evapotranspiration: concepts; potential and effective evapotranspiration; potential evapotranspiration.

Flow in the saturated and the unsaturated zone.

Hydraulic conductivity. Darcy’s law.

Infiltration, percolation and drainage.

Surface runoff: river flow measurement; hydrological series; reservoir dimensioning; watershed runoff components; hydrographs; flooding; urban surface runoff.  

Water resources managemnt: demanwater demand and availability; reservoir design and operation.

Soil erosion. Sediment transport.

Hydrological modelling: methods and mathematical models


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