Assessment of Module Goals
Unit 5: Mapping the impact of 100 and 500-year flood is the summative assessment for the module. In it, students analyze a variety of data that are relevant to basin-scale water budget. The assessment culminates in students writing a synthesis report for water policy makers. Refer to Unit 5 for details on that primary component of the summative assessment.
The summative assessment is designed to assess the overarching module goals:
Describe flooding and its role as natural process versus hazard
Apply probability concepts to determine relationships between flow rates and return periods
Create flood inundation maps for a given flow rate using a hydraulic model
Translate flood occurrence to societal risk and propose mitigation strategies