This course, taught in Fall 2006 by Prof. Dennis McLaughlin, is concerned with quantitative methods for analyzing large-scale water resource problems.
Topics covered include the design and management of facilities for river basin development, flood control, water supply, groundwater remediation, and other activities related to water resources. Simulation models and optimization methods are often used to support analyses of water resource problems. In this subject we will be constructing simulation models with the MATLAB® programming language and solving numerical optimization problems with the GAMS optimization package.
Target audience: Introductory undergraduate (1st or 2nd year)
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials available: Problem sets or projects, Course outline or syllabus, Downloadable code or data files