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This course introduces the fundamental knowledge required to carry out basic irrigation activities, such as determining the irrigation depth and interval, and determining the soil water content for undisturbed soil samples. Also it prepares the students for advanced courses in irrigation management and design. At the beginning of the course the students will get acquainted with water resources in Jordan, as well as the purpose and objective of irrigation.  The attention will then be shifted to the conversion of measurement units, calculation of soil water content, and crop water requirement. The lectures after the midterm will be allocated to discuss irrigation efficiencies and irrigation systems.
Second semester of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014; first semester 2013/2014
The course will present concepts and tools for sustainable water management, which will be applied to the quantitative and qualitative perspectives of water resources management.  Watershed hydrological modeling will be discussed as well as the reservoir management, the identification of water hazards, and the non-conventional water resources.
Second Semester 2012/2013
This course focuses on the measurement and quantification of the major components of the hydrological cycle and the basic understanding of the related physical processes and their interactions.  The water cycle will be introduced and then the student will follow the water movement from the lower atmosphere to upper altitudes where it condenses and return back to the earth surface as precipitation. Quantification of precipitation intensities and areal precipitation averages will be discussed, followed by a discussion of the solar energy balance in the context of evapotranspiration. During the course students will learn how to estimate the infiltration, canopy and other abstraction on a watershed scale. The learning activities also includes the isolation of base flow from stream flow , derivation of unit hydrograph and determination of runoff using unit hydrograph and synthetic unit hydrograph. If time permits GIS based hydrological model will be introduced.
First semester 2013/2014