Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Zhi Yang

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Location: Auditorium of TU Delft, Mekelweg 5: the ’Frans van Hasseltroom’

Dissertation title: 

Quantitative assessment of groundwater and surface water interactions in the Hailiutu River Basin, China

Group: IHE Delft, Hydrology and Water Resources
Promotor: Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook
Copromotors: Dr. Yangxiao Zhou

Abstract:

The interactions between groundwater and surface water as well as the response of human interferences draw our interesting on the influential effects, especially in Hailiutu catchment in semi arid Erdos plateau, China. A systematic research approach for investigating and quantifying the interactions between the groundwater and surface water, which consists of statistical analysis of water resources dynamics at the basin level, multiple in situ observations methods for determining the groundwater contributions at reach, simple to complex water balance analysis at sub catchment scale, and quantification of temporal and spatial interactions between groundwater and surface water for the Hailiutu River basin with tracer and modeling methods. The understanding of spatial and temporal variations of the interactions between groundwater and surface water as well as the consequences of human interferences will be valuable for implementing integrated water resources management and achieving the sustainable goals for local development and ecosystem protection.