Hydrogeology Field Camp Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde

Hydrogeology Field Camp Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde


Welcome to the University of Strathclyde
MSc Hydrogeology Field Camp. Field camp gives the students the opportunity to
come out and gain real life real world experience undertaking field
hydrogeological investigations. In the background you can see some of the
students now measuring the flow rates coming out of the pump and they’re
trying to control that very accurately so as you’re measuring the drawdown in
the borehole they can look at their variation in the relationship between
drawdown and the amount of water that’s actually coming out of the borehole. Behind me you see some of the students
actually working in the van…working on taking the analysis of arsenic the field analysis arsenic to find out if there’s any arsenic in this ground
water. There shouldn’t be much arsenic in groundwater here in Scotland, but the
reality is that a lot of these students will be going overseas for their placements
for the master’s degrees and also might be working as hydrogeologists around the
world where arsenic could be a problem. So this is just one example of what we’re
teaching the students here in the Field Camp for the MSc in Hydrogeology at the
University of Strathclyde. (Student) For me personally is actually getting to see first hand how everything works in terms of actually pumping the
borehole and the material that’s used to actually get everything
done. Because it you don’t think of it when you’re studying in
class how much material you actually need. (Student) It’s a much more like whole
experience now I really feel like I get it for the first time, I’d say. (Student) I think is
good to just finally see what we’ve actually been learning about. And now that we can actually put everything that we’ve learned into practice. (Student) It’s
quite exciting actually, yeah. So, hopefully you’ll find this bit of video quite
interesting and it will give you an overview of a hydrogeology education at
the University of Strathclyde is all about.

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