Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student ...

  • Understands water balance and runoff generation mechanism in areas of different land use [Knowledge]
  • Understands linkages from runoff processes to generation of nutrient and sediment loads [Knowledge]
  • Is able to compile meteorological data for hydrological models [Skill]
  • Is able to construct simple hydrological models and apply models in areas of different land use [Skill]
  • Can make a plan of agricultural land drainage [Skill]
  • Has improved systematic thinking based on modelling concepts [Identity]
  • Has enhanced preparedness for hydrological impact assessments [Identity]

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 21.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Harri Koivusalo

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Harri Koivusalo

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    History of hydrological modelling; Precipitation-runoff processes in forests, peatlands, agricultural areas, and urban areas; Construction and application of conceptual and process-based precipitation-runoff models; Stormwater modeling in urban areas; Estimation of sediment and nutrient loads in areas of different land use.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, demonstrations, weekly exercises, exam. Assessment of the course is based on the exercises and the exam.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Study material is announced in the first lecture and in the course home page in MyCourses.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WAT-E1100 Water and Environmental Engineering, or equivalent knowledge.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    2 Zero Hunger

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land