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 completing the course the student

  • understands the theoretical background of groundwater flow [knowledge]
  • understands the concept of managed artificial recharge (MAR) and the required assessement for constructing a MAR plant [knowledge]
  • can construct solutions to simple groundwater problems using a scripting langage [skill]
  • can apply groundwater models to simple dimensioning problems [skill]
  • can contribute as a team member to a larger project [skill]
  • is aware of the assumptions and sources of error in numerical groundwater flow modeling [identity]

Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.04.2025 - 06.06.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teemu Kokkonen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Basic principles of flow in aquifers. One-dimensional and two-dimensional modelling of groundwater flow in confined and unconfined aquifers. Assessment of yield of an aquifer. Finite difference method in numerical solutions of groundwater and equations. Scripting in Python. Note that the course has a methodological emphasis with a focus on numerical groundwater modelling.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, weekly exercises, planning assgnment (group work), exam.  Assessment of the course is based on the exercises, the planning assignment and the exam. Relative weights between the different components are given in the beginning of the course.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring V
    2025-2026 Spring V


    Registration for Courses A limited number of students will be accepted to the course, with preference given to students in the Masters Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering. Other students may be selected based on Motivation Letter and/or other criteria. The course may not be organized if fewer than 5 students register to the course.