Groundwater Flow and Resource Modelling


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To give the students fundamental knowledge of water and contaminant transport in the groundwater zone. Based on hydrological and hydrogeological data the student shall be able to set-up, calibrate and validate a groundwater model for an area of suitable size. Furthermore the student should obtain knowledge of model parameter and uncertainty estimation.

Learning objectives


  • On fundamental hydrogeology.
  • On the basic principle of numerical groundwater modelling.
  • On chemical transport, dispersion, sorption/retardation and degradation in the groundwater zone.
  • On evaluating the uncertainty of the model results.


  • To collect, analyse and visualise the various data that forms the basis for the conceptual model.
  • To construct, calibrate and validate groundwater models.
  • To simulate water and contaminate transport.
  • To evaluate and quantify modelling uncertainty.


  • To evaluate and handling hydrological data that forms the basis for groundwater modelling.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • To communicate problems, findings and solutions graphical as well as oral to the relevant target audience.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examGroundwater Flow and Resource Modelling
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam. Exam format is decided by start of semester.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundvand: System og ressource
Module codeB-GEO-K1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Geography
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science