Environmental Hydrogeology

Course Information
TitleΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΥΔΡΟΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ / Environmental Hydrogeology
CodeNGGG 828Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Voudouris
Course ID600019092

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses843
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843
GEŌFYSIKĪElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
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)Have acquired the basic knowledge regarding the principles and concepts of environmental hydrogeology. 2)Have knowledge of the physicochemical properties of water and groundwater collection methods. 3)Understand the natural process within soil, vadose zone and aquifer. 4)Recognize the hydrogeochemical processes which lead to groundwater pollution. 5)Can determine site suitability to establish sanitary landfills, recognize environmental impacts of landfills and provide solutions regarding the waterproofing system of the landfill. 6)Have knowledge of groundwater vulnerability and pollution risk concept. Additionally, they can apply disparate methods to asses groundwater vulnerability. 7)Can delineate protection zones of wells and springs. 8)Recognize soil aquifer treatment (SAT) systems and methods of aquifer remediation. Field Trip Learning outcomes: Understanding the role of Environmental Hydrogeology and its applications.
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)
•Introduction to the basic concepts of Hydrogeology - Terminology •Soil properties •Groundwater quality •Evaluation of hydrochemical data-Hydrochemical types of groundwater •Interaction of water and environment •Pollution and contamination of groundwater •Pollution sources and transport of pollution (advection, diffusion, hydrodynamic dispersion) •Soil as recipient of solid wastes - Sanitary Landfill- Site selection •Vulnerability of aquifers to external pollution •Disposal of wastewater on land, Soil-Aquifer-Treatment •Salinity of groundwater due to seawater intrusion •Impacts of climate change on groundwater •Protection and remediation of aquifers Field Trip The field trip includes a guided tour of the Mavrorachi landfill including the sewage treatment plant, the groundwater monitoring network, and the disposal site. The criteria of site selection are presented and analyzed. In addition, a presentation of the waste management practices of the Mavrorachi landfill took place.
Protection of environment, hydrogeochemistry, aquifer, pollution, vulnerability, sanitary landfills, remediation.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory 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, dropbox 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
Reading Assigment10
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities7
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. Υδρογεωλογία Περιβάλλοντος, Κ. Βουδούρης, 1η Έκδοση 2009, ISBN: 978-960-418-170-4, Εκδόσεις Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ ΑΕ. 2. Γενική Υδρογεωλογία, Γ. Σούλιος, Τόμος Δ', University Studio Press. 2006, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Additional bibliography for study
Soliman, M., LaMoreaux, P., Memon, B., Assaad, F., LaMoreaux, J. (1998): Environmental Hydrogeology. Lewis Publishers.
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