Basic Groundwater Flows

This course delves deeper into the first basic groundwater principles with a practical perspective – Free Course

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What you’ll learn

  • At the end of this course you should have a deeper understanding of basic groundwater concepts such as water infiltration into the subsurface below us and how that becomes groundwater recharge. We will also discuss groundwater flow through aquifers as well as groundwater residence times, before finishing with groundwater discharge from aquifers back onto the land surface.


  • You should be able to use a computer and do general internet searches.


The course has been designed to discuss the basic science and definitions for the flow and movement of groundwater in the earth and to be more specific about concepts such as water infiltration into the ground, groundwater recharge, groundwater flows and residence times, aquifer definitions and finally groundwater discharge. We will also look at the movement of water in the land based part of the Water Cycle.

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