Water Management at the Catchment Scale (Field trip to the Adige River Basin)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterSommersemester 2017
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TermineSiehe TUMonline


Teilnahmekriterien & Anmeldung


At the end of the module students are able: - to unterstand that water management is an issue to be faced at the catchment scale - to evaluate the effects of climatic forcing on the alpine cryosphere and their effect on water management - to evaluate the water quality of water bodies at different scales - to analyze the effects of saltwater intrusion in the Mediterranean region - to analyze their results in order to prepare an effective oral and written presentation


The field trip will be performed in collaboration with the University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (Prof. Bellin) and within the FP7 EU Project Globaqua (www.globaqua-project.eu) The course will focus on the following topics: - management of hydropower production in Alpine catchments - climate change and the Alpine cryosphere - contaminant loads in rivers - salt water intrusion

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

- Hydrological and Environmental River Basin Modelling - Integrated Water Resources Management - Modeling and Management of Groundwater

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

The course will be offered as a field trip of 5 days. In this way, the student will understand through a direct experience the main issues related to water management at the basin scale. Furthermore, in order to prepare their report and the oral presentation, the students will understand the relevance of team-working. It will required an extensive literature review of the assigned topic, which will be synthetized with a discussion between the group members.

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

The students, divided into small groups (max 3 persons), will prepare a short report (15-20 pages) about one of the 4 topics related to the field trip. Each group will prepare a presentation of the report (20 minutes) during the field trip at the location where that particular issue is relevant. The evaluation of the exam will be based on a) the capability of the students to work autonomously during the literature review related to their research topic (group grade 40 %) b)the quality of the written report and of the oral presentation (group grade 40%) c)oral exam following the oral presentation (single grade 20%) about a specific aspect of the presentation Beside the technical skills it will be evaluated the quality, the accurateness and the style of the presentation of the results and the team-working capacity. In this way, it will be possible to evaluate both the performance of the group and the performance of each single component as well.

Empfohlene Literatur

- Scientific articles of peer review journals depending on the seminar topic - The EU water framework directive - integrated river basin management for europe (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html)


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