Course Announcement—Spring 2018 CVEN‐5333 Surface Water Hydrology

What is this class about?

The hydrologic cycle is the heart of water resources engineering and the driving force

behind many environmental processes. In this course, we will study the movement of

water through the atmosphere, the surface, and underground, allowing us to manage

the ancient problems of floods and droughts and the modern problem of pollution. The

course will also introduce HEC‐HMS and CUHP, two common hydrology software tools.

Who should take this class?

Graduate students in hydrology and hydraulics, environmental and sustainability

engineering, or environmental sciences. Undergraduate civil engineers interested in

hydrology, now part of the Civil Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, may take this

course as a technical elective after earning an A or B in CVEN‐3313.

Instructor: David C. Mays, P.E., Ph.D. (

Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00—6:15 pm

Text: Bedient et al. (2013), Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis, 5th

edition, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ, ISBN 978‐0‐13‐256796‐1.