Groundwater Exploitation and Management

Course Information
TitleΕΚΜΕΤΑΛΛΕΥΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΥΠΟΓΕΙΟΥ ΝΕΡΟΥ / Groundwater Exploitation and Management
CodeNGGG 726E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Voudouris
Course ID600019069

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1.To organize a pumping test in order to estimate the hydraulic parameters of the aquifer. 2.To be able to estimate the groundwater balance and the water reserves of an aquifer. 3.To organize an artificial recharge experiment. 4.To propose ways to utilize the spring waters. 5.To understand the seawater intrusion phenomenon in the coastal aquifer systems. 6.To have a complete picture of the water systems of Greece, 7.Know the general principles of sustainable management of aquifers. 8.Know the modern tools and techniques for surface and subsurface investigations of groundwater. Field Trip Learning outcomes: The students that participate in the field trip: 1.Put theory into context and in the appropriate scale of the relevant project. 2.Get familiar with some of the methods and techniques of pumping tests. 3.Collect data in the field. 4.Design, implementation and pumping test analysis.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
•Works of groundwater exploitation from antiquity to the present (springs, wells, qanat, boreholes). •Pumping tests (constant flow-Dupuit method, non-constant flow-Theis and Jacob methods), recovery test, Radius of influence. •Characteristics of a pumped borehole (characteristic curve, critical discharge, specific drawdown, linear and nonlinear aquifer losses). •Groundwater uses - Water needs assessment. •Natural Recharge - Groundwater Balance - Groundwater Reserves. •Artificial recharge of aquifers (purpose, hydrogeological conditions for the application of artificial recharge, methods, the clogging problem). •Coastal aquifers - Seawater Intrusion - Ghyben-Herzberg Law - Measures of protection. •Groundwater aquifers management (groundwater aquifer functions, renewable and non-renewable groundwater, over-extraction, groundwater exploitation, groundwater management). •Types of aquifers in Greece. •Pumping test analysis- (Steady flow) • Pumping test analysis- (Unsteady flow- Theis method) •Pumping test analysis- (Unsteady flow- Cooper-Jacob method) •Radius of influence- Recovery test •Characteristics of pumped borehole •Coastal aquifers- Interface fresh and seawater •Calculation of water needs •Groundwater reserves-Groundwater balance •Design of borehole Field Trip In the frame of the course, a one-day field trip takes place in the Axios River basin. The field trip includes pumping test of borehole with constant rate and recovery test.
Pumping tests, groundwater balance, springs, artificial recharge, coastal aquifers, groundwater management
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1)The teachers uses computer and relative presentation or other software during the lectures 2)Part of the lectures’ presentations, as well as additional educational material are available to the students through the auth e-learning platform 3)The teachers communicate with the students via e-mail or other social media (e.g. skype, viber, etc 4)The course evaluation is performed using the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.) website
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment15
Written assigments8
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Εκμετάλλευση και Διαχείριση Υπόγειου Νερού (Κ. Βουδούρης). Εκδόσεις Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ ΑΕ, Θεσσαλονίκη. 2) Γενική Υδρογεωλογία, τόμος Γ' (Γ. Σούλιος), Εκδόσεις Αδελφών Κυριακίδη. Θεσσαλονίκη.
Additional bibliography for study
Δοκιμαστικές Αντλήσεις (Κ. Βουδούρης): Σημειώσεις αναρτημένες στην ιστοσελίδα του τμήματος Φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις (σημειώσεις)
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