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Unit 2: Water Budget
Unit 2 covers the basics of water cycle, both from natural and urban system perspectives, spatial and temporal variability, water budget calculation, and the impacts of urbanization on surface water.
Read the following article: "The Urban Water Budget" by Claire Welty (search the web for a pdf version)
View the videos:pre-class work and quiz (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 30kB Sep21 16).
Come ready to discuss the following topics in the class:
1. Natural hydrologic cycle vs. urban water cycle. Discussion questions:
- What are major hydrologic processes? Name at least five of them.
- What are the major hydrologic processes which are affected by urban infrastructures? What do you think are the most affected process(s) and why?
2. Water budget analysis: basics and an example problem
3. Impact of urbanization on surface runoff. Discussion question:
- What are the approaches of water management to reduce peak runoff for sustainable urban development? How do they help?
A group assignment will be due in a week: