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Do you need online resources for emergency remote teaching of hydrology and water sustainability courses? You can use and share these curated online resources (websites, videos, games, articles and quizzes) so that students: 1) get course content from diverse sources, voices and perspectives; 2) can relate course content to their life; and 3) can practice course content. - Sourceful

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Hydrology and Water Sustainability Syllabus with Curated Online Resources for Remote Teaching

Do you need online resources for emergency remote teaching of hydrology and water sustainability courses?

You can use and share these curated online resources (websites, videos, games, articles and quizzes) so that students:

1) get course content from diverse sources, voices and perspectives;

2) can relate course content to their life; and

3) can practice course content.

Tom Gleeson started this for CIVE 340 at University of Victoria, a required 3rd year civil engineering course starting and ending with water sustainability, with a core of hydrology (textbook: Mays’ Water Resources Engineering) - you can download the full syllabus, presentations and assignments for this course from hydroshare. He will use these online resources this fall for both synchronous classes and asynchronous student-led activities - and so can you! The quality and veracity of content online is hugely variable, but we strive to only reference quality sources such as universities and governmental organizations. Compiled by Tom Gleeson, Sam Zipper, Alan Fryar and others from endless web searches, CUAHSI HydroShare, Anne Jefferson’s Compendium, Kevin McGuire’s Videos and Online Resources, Riccardo Rigon’s Videos and slides, AGU H3S, Denitza Voutchkova’s Show Us More Videos.

Are we missing a resource? If so, add the resource as a comment below (or send us an email or tweet). If you are struggling with where to put a resource, just put it at the bottom of the document. Adding resources could be a useful contribution to our discipline and your teaching CV. We need help the most with:

* Probability and statistics in hydrology

* Sustainable water resource management

* Principles of hydraulic flow, control volume and hydrologic budgets

* Quizzes and formative evaluation tools for most topics


1. Videos, blogs and websites of EXPLAINING CONTENT

2. Webtools, games, articles, podcasts or videos for students to RELATE CONTENT TO THEIR LIFE

3. Quizzes/tools for formative EVALUATION

1. Introduction and water footprints: Why hydrology and water resources? global water uses and problems; water footprint and scarcity; water uses spatially and by sector

Course content:

-What is water used for?

-What is hydrology?

- Importance of water and sanitation (UN video)

Advanced content:

- Water use and stress (Our world in data)

-water scarcity (FAO)

-Explore Aquamaps (FAO water and agriculture map interface), Water Risk Filter (WWF) or Aqueduct (WRI water risk map interface)

-Calculate your water footprint -Play River Basin Game (Twente)

-Answer: what do you think is the world’s biggest water problem? (USGS)

2. Water budgets and where we find water: Principles of hydraulic flow; control volume and hydrologic budgets across spatial and temporal scales; global water distribution and residence times; intro to watersheds, lakes, glaciers and groundwater

Course content:

- Water cycle video or article (Khan)

- Hydrological Cycle and Water Budgets (encyclopedia)

-The Properties of Water by Richard Kern

-What Is A Watershed? by Battle River Watershed

Advanced content:

-why water is weird (pocket)

-Answer: What is your favorite water body? (USGS)

-Interactive water cycle (USGS)

-Explore water storage patterns from GRACE satellite (CNES/GRGS)

-Explore global watershed art

Water properties true/false (USGS)

3. Atmospheric and land surface processes: Weather and the atmosphere; precipitation; evaporation and transpiration; infiltration

Course content::

- Specific heat of water (Khan)

- How do things cool with evaporation? (WIRED)

-Measuring precipitation: rain gauges and point precipitation data sources (Anne Jefferson)

- Measuring evapotranspiration components (Anne Jefferson)

-Soil Moisture and Infiltration (Anne Jefferson)

-soil moisture experiment video

Advanced content:

-Atmospheric Water and Precipitation;

Evapotranspiration, Physical properties of water (encyclopedia)

-Measuring precipitation: radar and satellite based measurements (Anne Jefferson)

Climate analogue webtool: What will climate in your favourite North American city feel like in 60 years? (Fitzpatrick & Dunn 2019)

Answer LeBron James’ question: Why does sweating cool you down? (Khan)

Consider: Will your ski hill have snow near the end of the century? (EOS article; NOAA article).

- Evapotranspiration calculator (FAO)

Practice questions on temperature and state changes in water (Khan)

4. Groundwater processes: Occurrence and movement of groundwater; hydraulic head; groundwater; surface water interactions and conjunctive use

Course content:

- Groundwater (encyclopedia)

- Groundwater fundamentals (NGWA)

- What Is Groundwater? by KQED QUEST

Advanced content:

- Water as One Resource (American Geosciences Institute short course)

-Groundwater/hydrogeology links and videos (IAH)

-Groundwater use game/app (link to NAGT lesson materials) (link to website)

- Global Groundwater Information System (IGRAC)

Run an experiment in Digital Sand Tank Model (Colorado School of Mines)

Groundwater true/false (USGS)

5. Surface water processes: Streamflow/runoff processes and flow measurement; rainfall-runoff analysis and modelling; stream processes and characteristics

Course content:

- Streamflow Generation (Anne Jefferson)

-Streamflow measuring and data (Anne Jefferson)

Advanced content:


Explore Free Rivers augmented reality app (WWF)

Foundry BC Water Tools?

6. Probability and statistics in hydrology: Probability and frequency analysis; non-stationarity

Course content:


Advanced content:


Gambling site?

-play Before the Storm (board game)

8. Open and closed channel flow: flooding , and floodplain analysis; reservoir and river routing and floodplain analysis

Course content:

- What is Bernoulli's equation? (Khan)

- Flooding (Anne Jefferson)

Advanced content:


-Play Upstream-Downstream or Sai Fah - The Flood fighter! (phone game)

9. Sustainable water resource management: Goals, perspectives, and role of engineers/scientists; integrated water resource management; virtual water, water footprints, sustainability and ethics; water economics

Course content:


Advanced content:


Aquamaps (FAO water and agriculture map interface)

Water Conservation quizzes (study.com or proprofs)

More sources (just in case you need more!):

NAGT: https://nagt.org/nagt/teaching_resources/index.html

Lejo Flores hydrological modeling course materials: https://github.com/LejoFlores/GEOS_518

Dry Creek Watershed educational materials: https://www.boisestate.edu/drycreek/educational-resources/

NASA Scientific visualization

USGS pages

Anne Jefferson’s Compendium

Podcasts: Jay’s What’s up with water? Nat Geo Overhead podcast about Ice Stupas


Other possible games: https://games4sustainability.org/water-games/ opCollection , Encyclopedia of water Science, that UVic has access to. WATER SCIENCE ENCYCLO http://voyager.library.uvic.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1733245


Important resources for other instructors: CUAHSI Hydroshare’s Educational Resources for Hydrology & Water Resources

Groundwater Flow Modelling. On-line lectures on lumped parameter modelling, using USGS TracerLPM as an example. Assignment uses the model to assess the groundwater resource on an Australian karstified carbonate island. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZfHijripzNJciwSkPXpSuXySsIma_RjH?usp=sharing

Videos and slides from Riccardo Rigon can be found here: https://abouthydrology.blogspot.com/2020/01/video-lectures-on-hydrology.html

Videos and lectures collected by Kevin McGuire are here: https://hydro.vwrrc.vt.edu/videos-and-online-resources-for-teaching-hydrology/

A clarifying video on soil infiltration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ego2FkuQwxc&feature=youtu.be

hydrology & water sustainability teaching links, videos
Tags Hydrology, Sustainability, Climate, Teaching
Type Google Doc
Published 29/07/2020, 22:45:23