GEOL 751 Physical Hydrogeology

Department of Geology

University of Kansas, U.S.A.



The Golden Triangle: Ruak and Mekong Rivers,, Thailand-Myanmar-Laos (photo by M.K. Schulmeister)


This course introduces basic principles of hydrogeology that are of relevance to a wide array of problems in environmental science and resource management. Topics such as the hydrologic budget, mechanics of surface and ground water movement, water resource assessment and allocation, causes and abatement of pollution, and consequences of human activities on hydrologic systems are emphasized in the context of their role in evaluating and addressing some of Earth's most pressing environmental issues.

The course is taught via the internet and is available to students enrolled in both on-campus and off-campus programs at KU.

Please log in to Blackboard on the first day of classes to find instructions for viewing the first lecture and completing the first assignment.

  • Prerequisite

GEOL 552 Introduction to Hydrogeology or consent of instructor.

  • Textbook

Fitts, C.R, 2013, Groundwater Science, 2nd edition, Elsevier. (Distance-learners may order textbooks online at the KU Bookstore: https://www.kubookstore.com/find-your-textbooks

  • Additional resources

Textbook-related, review exercises and links to other useful materials are available at: https://www.fittsgeosolutions.com/groundwater-science-textbook/