Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Integrated Study of Hydrosystems - 4EUS4ERS

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 22.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 22.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 16.0


    ECTS 5.0


  • Understand water pathway at watershed interfaces (part 1 : physical hydrology)
    Vertical process of soil-atmosphere exchange (infiltration, evaporation and evapotranspiration of vegetation, radiation budget) runoff process at catchment scale (surface and subsurface runoff), water balance, hydrometry
  • Understand freshwater ecosystems functioning (part 2 : hydroecology)
    Aquatic food chain, ecology of aquatic organisms (phytoplankton, microorganisms, and fishes), biogeochemical cycles of biogenic elements (C, O, N, P), biotic and abiotic factors applied to lacs and rivers




An integrated approach (quantitative and qualitative) of the hydrosystem is proposed. The concepts of water flow and biogeochemical functioning of aquatic ecosystems will be addressed at the catchment scale. This course has two parts: (i) Physical hydrology (vertical exchange process at soil-atmosphere interface, lateral flow at slope and catchment scale) (ii) Hydroecology (functioning of aquatic ecosystems). Practical fields (hydrometry, infiltrometry and hydrobiology) and a numerical training course are provided in this course.


bases in hydrology


Final exam (CT): 3 hours written exam
Continuous assessment (CC): lab work, no retakes for CC

CC 50% + CT 50%


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EUS4ERS
Course language(s): FR

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