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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain in detail how groundwater systems function;

  2. Describe the interactions between groundwater systems, climate, surface waters and land use;

  3. Use modelling tools for climate and groundwater systems;

  4. Identify the consequences of global and climate change impacts for groundwater management under uncertainty;

  5. Plan groundwater-related adaptation solutions for global change.

  6. Specific Learning Objectives of the Course


The academic programme of GroundwatCH is built on the cornerstones of hydrogeology, climatology, impacts and adaptation, within a framework of human pressures, global and climate change and interdependencies (feedbacks), surrounding the following academic focal areas:


  • Hydrogeology;

  • Groundwater data collection, interpretation and modelling;

  • Climate processes and modelling;

  • Groundwater-surface water-climate interactions;

  • Integrated river basin and water resources management;

  • Groundwater and environmental impacts;

  • Groundwater, society and policies;

  • Groundwater in adaptation to global change.

  • Regarding the key competences and skills that the JMD programme aims to provide, they are linked to each of the thematic areas, several of which provide the basic skills required to address the other, more integrated fields, and ultimately the core thematic field, where the key distinctive and challenging skills and competences can be outlined.

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