Universität Wien FIND

280069 PR MA-ERD-8 Hydrogeologisches Geländepraktikum (PI) (2019S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

The lecture of Hydrogeology/Groundwater systems gave a broad but more theoretical overview into the field of hydrogeology. But hydrogeology is more than theory: For most hydrogeological methods, hydrogeologists need to work also in the field. Many projects and tasks in hydrogeology indispensably require parameters from field tests and sampling for subsequent analyses of various types and applications. All contaminant remediation projects rely on a precise understanding of field hydrogeology. Field skills themselves are required key qualifications for applicants in most companies. In a broad range of job descriptions the developed field skills will enable the students to perform or give guidance in these methods.
This course is specifically designed to give the participating students hands-on experience in a selection of widely used field methods and bridge a gap in the students' acquired theoretical knowledge and field applications.


max. 16 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Das Hydrogeologische Geländepraktikum findet als Blockkurs vom 01.07.2019 bis zum 05.07.2019 statt. Es ist je nach gewähltem Thema nötig, in der Woche vom 08.07.2019 bis zum 12.07.2019 im Labor unter Anleitung Wasserproben zu analysieren.

Die Vorlesung/Übung in Hydrogeologie stellte bereits einen breiten theoretischen Überblick über die Themen der Hydrogeologie bereit. Hydrogeologie ist jedoch mehr als nur Theorie: Für die meisten hydrogeologischen Methoden müssen Hydrogeologen ins Feld. Viele Projekte und Aufgaben erfordern die Aufnahme und Messungen verschiedenster Parameter, bzw. der Probenahme vor Ort. Alle Sanierungsprojekte bauen auf ein präzises hydrogeologisches Verständnis. Geländeerfahrung selbst ist eines der wichtigen Schlüsselqualifikationen für Unternehmen und erlauben Ihnen auch die gelernten Methoden einzuschätzen und zu bewerten.

Dieser Kurs ist speziell für Studenten konzipiert, um praktische Erfahrungen in einer Reihe von Feldmethoden zu erlangen und vom theoretischen Wissen hin zu praktischer Befähigung zu kommen.

Mittwoch 10.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II (Vorbesprechung)
Donnerstag 01.08. 09:00 - 12:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

What do we offer?
The participants will learn to assess a site from a hydrogeological perspective by using a variety of field methods, starting with the conceptualisation of its hydrogeological framework and the estimation of its groundwater recharge. They will be able to perform stream discharge measurements as well as to obtain and describe soil samples according to standardised procedures and to analyse their grain size distribution. Aside from that, they will be enabled to combine surveying and groundwater reference date measurements in order to depict the groundwater flow field of an aquifer. From several piezometer tests and a pumping test, they will learn to derive essential hydraulic aquifer parameters. Moreover, the participating students will be empowered to perform an appropriate groundwater sampling workflow. All field data will be used in state-of-the-art analysis methods and subsequently interpreted.
Acting as an expert for a provided topic, each student has the chance to get even more into the details of theory in practice.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The examination of the course is based on four individual evaluations/assignments. In total 100 points can be attained. The contribution of each part to the final grade of the course is given in brackets:

Presentation with handout (25%) deadline: 19.06.2019 9:00
Video (25%) deadline: tba in the intro meeting
Poster + presentation (25%) deadline: tba in the intro meeting
Discussion and participation (25%)

For positive completion of the course a minimum of 50 points have to be attained. 100% attendance (introductory meeting, field course, poster presentation) is mandatory since each individual step requires the knowledge of the previous one.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

What do we expect?
Students are highly encouraged to participate actively during the entire course. In order to point out benefits and drawbacks of all methods used in the field, the discussion will be obligatory and should give an idea of challenges in step with actual practice. All assignments have to be handed in within the given deadlines. This is necessary since each step should not delay the progress of the entire course. Students are highly encouraged to participate actively during the entire course. In order to point out benefits and drawbacks of all methods used in the field, the discussion of the methods and results in the field and in the poster will be obligatory and should give an idea of challenges in step with actual practice.
The report has to be handed in within the given deadlines.


The topics of examination vary among students depending on the individually assigned topic for the individual presentation and short report. The topics, thus, will be an individual selection from the following list of topics:

- “groundwater recharge” (calculations using given methods with the provided hydrographic data and their comparison)
- “discharge” (description and comparison of river discharge measurements using given methods)
- “soil” (description of pile driving, core drilling and the description of drilling profiles, using ÖNORM B 4401-3, ÖNORM B 4401-4, sieving analysis)
- “surveying” (groundwater reference date measurement, groundwater level map and groundwater flow direction)
- “hydraulic tests” (analysis of hydraulic field tests, including slug and bail tests (after Hvorslev) and infiltration tests (after Al-Dahir & Morgenstern))
- “pumping test” (analysis of pumping test data using different methods (e.g., Cooper & Jacob, cone of depression, recovery)
- “water quality” (compilation and interpretation of all hydrochemical data and parameter from water samples collected)
- “water treatment” (compilation of different water treatment measures)


Literature will be announced during the introductory meeting.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 01.08.2019 14:48