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WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

CODE 98069
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    To provide interpretative and predictive tools for the analysis, design and management of ideas, projects and systems in the field of water resources at the watershed scale

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides interpretative and predictive tools specific to engineering analysis, design and management of ideas, projects and systems in the field of water resources. To this end, the hydraulic and hydrological skills are associated economic-financial aspects, operational research and reliability analysis.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lectures

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course includes: 1) outline of economics, optimization, uncertainty and reliability analysis; 2) estimate of resources and demand for surface and underground water systems and for industrial, civil and distribution plants; 3) flood risk management and flood control systems; 4) management in drought conditions; 5) virtual water content and redistribution of water resources; 6) risk analysis for energy production plants, manufacturing plants, insurance and reinsurance companies, leisure facilities

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Mays, L.W., Tung, Y., Hydrosystems Engineering and Management, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1992.

    Mays, L.W., Water Resources Handbook, McGraw-Hill, New Yok, 1995. 

    Loucks, D., et al. Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1981.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GIORGIO ROTH (President)

    GIORGIO BONI

    ANNA PALLA

    ANGELA CELESTE TARAMASSO

    ILARIA GNECCO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written and oral exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written test consists in the preparation, during the year, of a report, in the form of technical consultancy, aimed at analyzing a project involving the use of a water resource. The report is personal and must be delivered at least seven days before the date set for the oral exam. The oral exam consists in the presentation and discussion, in set times, of the report, integrated by two / three questions concerning the topics covered in the lectures and exercises. The questions are mainly aimed at ascertaining the operational skills acquired by the student.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes