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Course Code / Title
Air Pollution Modelling
Sustainability: Principles & Practices
This course examines the evaluation, design, and management of products, processes, or projects to achieve sustainability. The main topics include assessing and scoping environmental effects from engineering and other technical activities; eco-balance approaches; life cycle assessment; design-for environment principles; and decision making for environmental and sustainability objectives. The course will discuss typical examples (e.g., automobiles, infrastructure, electronics), and draw upon the industrial and research experience and knowledge of the class attendees. Class-based projects will focus on understanding, interpreting, and implementing the knowledge acquired.
Fundamental physics and properties of groundwater flow in porous geologic material; anisotropy, heterogeneity. Introduction to the theory of groundwater flow; groundwater flow equations and patterns, recharge and discharge, flow nets, aquifer pumping, two-phase flow and well hydraulics. Aquifer development and management. Introduction to chemical hydrogeology and non-aqueous phase liquids, Wellhead protection. Numerical modeling concepts.
Special Topics: Climate Change Adaptation
This course explores foundational concepts of climate change; global scale, regional scale, and local scale changes; different climate models and the data produced by them; how to determine the time series of climate data for a watershed or a design precipitation for a specific site; hydrological modeling and assessing the impacts on water resources and urban water systems. After the students are exposed to these tools, they will explore adaptation strategies to mitigate the impacts, such as low impact development strategies and other planning/design alternatives. The course will be concluded with an introduction to how the strategies could be applied in the context of a watershed.
ENVE 8900-21: GIS Data Modeling
This course examines a range of advanced topics that are utilized to analyze and model spatial datasets with emphasis on transportation related problems. Key topics covered include: spatial data management, data representation and integration; data automation & model building; multicriteria evaluation; site suitability; least-cost path analysis; network analysis; location-allocation problems; spatial statistics methods to explore and model spatial datasets (namely point events, continuous and area data); machine learning and big data analysis. The course follows a problem-solving based approach to study real world data in a GIS environment using contemporary GIS software