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SEMINARI DI INTRODUZIONE ALL'INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE

CODE 104618
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 3nd year of 8715 INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE (L-7) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/01
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course introduces students to environmental engineering, providing an overview of the methodologies used in engineering practice and developing essential skills for the interpretation and eventual resolution of environmental problems. The course includes a first part introducing the principles of river, environmental, maritime and coastal hydraulics, as well as environmental hygiene, followed by a second part where public and private subjects operating not only in the local or national environmental sector will be invited to conduct seminars on specific topics of their competence introduced in the first part of the course

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide students with basic engineering skills that enable them to understand natural and anthropogenic processes, with particular reference to water resources. The lectures are conducted through a series of seminars on land prevention and protection, the sustainable use of natural resources and the design of interventions aimed at the protection of the anthropic and natural environment and the protection of the health of the community taking both surface water bodies and the sea as reference.

    Students are encouraged to discuss a series of case studies and are involved in the in-depth study and presentation of specific environmental aspects also considering their potential impact on human health.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures and group activities) and individual study will enable the student to:

    • know the main natural and anthropic processes occurring on our planet with particular reference to water resources;
    • know the fundamentals of designing interventions to protect the natural and man-made environment and safeguard the health of the community;
    • provide examples of sustainable use of natural resources;
    • identify the main elements in the definition of air and water quality as well as management aspects including treatment;
    • identify different environmental processes through the analysis of time scales;
    • know the principles of environmental radioactivity, health impacts, and air quality-related pathologies.

    PREREQUISITES

    Hydraulics

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course includes a series of lectures and seminars.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course programme includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:

    • Introduction to river and lagoon morphodynamics
    • Introduction to coastal morphodynamics
    • Introduction to Transport Processes in Water Systems
    • Introduction to urban hydrology
    • Introduction to environmental hygiene

    A series of invited seminars will also be held by speakers working in the public or private sector on the following topics

    • air and water quality monitoring (ARPAL)
    • watercourse management (Po River Interregional Agency)
    • the crisis of river deltas and coastal lagoons in the century of climate change (prof. G. Seminara)
    • weather forecasts (prof. A. Mazzino)
    • eddies and filaments in the sea (prof. M. Magaldi)
    • reclamation of polluted sites (ENI)
    • wind and solar energy (ERG)
    • environmental impact assessment for renewable energy (ENEL)
    • wave propagation (NATO)
    • design of maritime works (RINA)
    • stratified motions and safety of submarine pipelines (SHELL)
    • hydrogeological risk in the local territory (REGIONE LIGURIA)
    • research and innovation in water utilities (IREN).

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • Slides provided during the various seminars from the lecturers
    • Seminara G., Colombini M. and M. Bolla Pittaluga, 2008. Manuale di morfodinamica fluviale ad uso di funzionari pubblici e progettisti, Rel. 34/08 DICAT, Uni-Ge, 196 pp. (in Italian)
    • Fischer, Hugo, John List, C. Robert Koh, Jorg Imberger, and Norman Brooks. Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780122581502.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MICHELE BOLLA PITTALUGA (President)

    GIOVANNI BESIO (President Substitute)

    ILARIA GNECCO (President Substitute)

    DONATELLA PANATTO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Students are required to prepare a written report developing a topic of their choice from those covered in class. This report must be sent to the course lecturer at least 10 days before the oral examination. The written report will be reviewed by the course lecturers and the oral examination will consist of a presentation and discussion of this report.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Students will be assessed on the basis of the written report they submit to the course lecturer before taking the oral examination. The oral test will consist of a presentation by the student of this written paper, during which the student must show that he/she has acquired sufficient mastery of the subject matter and must be able to hold a discussion with the lecturer.

    Working students and students with a certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes