Imperial College London

ProfessorWouterBuytaert

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor in Hydrology and Water Resources
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 1329w.buytaert Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Judith Barritt +44 (0)20 7594 5967

 
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Location

 

403ASkempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Water Quality Engineering and Ecohydrology - CIVE97055

Aims

  • To introduce water quality issues, and the basic concepts of surface water quality assessment, modelling and engineering. Models of pollution transport are described.
  • To cover methods of modelling organic pollution, nutrients, toxins and sediment quality in rivers and lakes. Through a combination of lectures and practical sessions, dynamic models of river and lake water quality are described and developed.
  • Students are taught how to develop their own models, and are introduced into how models are used in practice.
  • The course concludes with two lectures on catchment water quality management and two on hydro-ecology.

Role

Course Leader

Meteorology and Climate Change - CIVE97045

Aims

  • To provide an introduction to the atmospheric processes which govern the earth’s climate and which control the surface water fluxes of the hydrological cycle. 
  • To give  a synoptic overview of the earth’s energy budget as a major driver for planetary-scale motion and atmospheric instabilities. This includes the issue of climate change, the possible reasons for climate change, and natural variability of climate. 
  • To explain the synoptic and local processes that drive rainfall generation at different spatial and temporal scales. 
  • To introduce global and regional climate models and their use in weather forecasts and climate change projections.  

Role

Course Leader

Hydrometry - CIVE97043

Aims

  • To introduce the concepts and techniques used in hydrometry, focusing on description of the theory and practice behind traditional, new, and future techniques of measuring hydrological fluxes.
  • To cover the theoretical basis of streamflow and precipitation measurements, drawing on theory from associated modules, but concentrating on the practical issues governing choice of methods, accuracy and cost.
  • To introduce new and emerging methods for hydrometeorological measurements, with focus on remote sensing and pervasive sensing networks.
  • Describe and discuss data storage, quality control further processing.

Role

Course Leader

Environmental Engineering: Water Resource and Supply - CIVE50004

Aims

As a result of this module you will be able to:  
 
· Apply principles of hydrology and water engineering to understand the concepts and processes governing the natural and man-made water cycle. 
 
· Consider how to approach the exploitation and planning of water resources.  
 
· Explain the principles of human water use and apply them in a context of water resources management.  
 
· Explain the importance of groundwater as a water resource and how it can be modelled using physical principles and measured using boreholes and wells.  
 
· Consider how to estimate and forecast extreme flood events Identify solutions for sustainable water management. 

Role

Lecturer