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Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

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Course Unit Code224-0249/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
RAP35prof. Ing. Naďa Rapantová, CSc.
POS0046doc. RNDr. Pavel Pospíšil, Ph.D.
The status and tasks of hydrogeology and engineering geology in the creation and protection of the environment prostředí.Posouzení and risk assessment resulting from the geological environment and human activities
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the knowledge of engineering geology and hydrogeology, which enables them to understand the content of the course so that they are able to apply it in practical activities studied field.
Course Contents
Lecture: (topics) 1. Engineering geological characteristics of the rock mass. 2. General and specific classification of rocks and rock massifs. 3rd Geodynamic processes and risks arising from them. 4. Methods and methodology of the 5th Engineering-geological survey maps, thematic maps files sixth IG data for the evaluation of foundation conditions for land, underground construction, landfill remediation and reclamation work. 7th hydrosphere and water in rocks (general patterns of accumulation and fluid flow in rocks, hydrological balance equation). 8. Properties and characteristics zvodněných systems (kolektorské properties and their detection, classification systems, hydraulic and HG ratios in the system). 9. The quality of surface and shallow groundwater. Basics hydrogeochemického evaluation of natural waters, water aggressiveness on construction. 10. The procedures groundwater (classification and characteristics of the main types, HG measurements and observations, forms processing). 11. HG exploration and drainage in mining and underground construction (HG systems and design work, types, stages and objectives of the survey, drainage construction pits, mines and quarries). 12.Průzkum and remediation of groundwater pollution (pollution monitoring, sanitary protection zone, conflicts of interest - legislation and standards). 13.Hydrogeologický survey for the construction of surface and underground landfill waste (liquid and solid industrial wastes, municipal wastes, legislation in terms of hydrogeological). 14th Hydrological Service of the Czech Republic - an observation network monitored hydrological data Hydrometeorological Institute. Basic legislation of the Czech Republic - Water Act and its application in engineering. Obligations arising from the water balance of surface and groundwater. Exercise classification of rocks based on descriptive characteristics and results of laboratory tests. Assessment of geological and geomorphological conditions in the defined area -prognóza risks. Documentation wells, processing and interpretation of geological profile (lumpiness, RQD, etc.) Approximate evaluation of rocks according to the results of tests and purpose classifications (throughput, frost susceptibility, workability, etc.). Types of slope deformations, survey methodology and method of remediation (film), the search process of scientific literature IG maps - indicative assessment of foundation conditions for spatial planning Build IG cuts and evaluation of foundation soils for the construction project Hydrogeochemistry - water classification, image processing water chemistry. Hydrological balance. Evaluation chronological curves. Calculation and design depression křivky.Odvodňování building pits. Methods of evaluating measurement of regime. Interference wells in underground water tank with free surface and tense. Hydrogeological maps and documentation. Sanitary protection zone of groundwater and surface water.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Gangopadhyay, Subinoy. (2013). Engineering Geology. Oxford University Press. Online version available at:
Norbury, David. (2016). Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice (2nd Edition). Whittles Publishing. Online version available at:

Pašek, Matula: Inženýrská geologie a hydrogeologie, Praha, 1995
Homola V., Grmela A.: Hydrogeologie 1. a 2. část skriptum VŠB, ES 1991
Recommended Reading:
Domenico P.A., Schwartz F.: Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology John Wiley, New York, 1990
Fookes, Peter Pettifer, Geoff Waltham, Tony. (2015). Geomodels in Engineering Geology - An Introduction. Whittles Publishing. Online version available at:
Matula: Geologia v územnom planovaní a výstavbe. Príroda Bratislava, 1995
Domenico P.A., Schwartz F.: Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology John Wiley, New York, 1990
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined