WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: GIANLUCA BOTTER

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic principles of hydrology (hydrologic response, Darcy's law), basic concepts of statistics and mathematics.
Examination methods: Oral exam, and discussion of the homeworks
Course unit contents: 1. Water resources and the hydrologic cycle: recalling basic concepts from probability and hydrology – 2. Modelling and forecasting of rainfall processes: i) Zero-dimensional rainfall models: poissoninan models; Cluster models (Bartlett Lewis, Neymann-Scott); ii) Rainfall forecasting (outline): global circulation models, limited area models, downscaling, meteorologic forecasting and flood protection – 3. Soil moisture dynamics: i) soil moisture dynamics and runoff production; ii) stochastic modelling of soil moisture; iii) soil moisture and plant nutrition – 4. Streamflow characteristics: i) floods and droughts; ii) continuous models of the hydrologic response; iii) stochastic analysis of streamflows series (duration curves, distributions of extremes) – 5. Water resources management models: i) reservoirs: floods mitigation, industrial and agricultural supply; ii) Reservoirs regulation; iii) run-of-river power plants; 6. Irrigation systems and schemes.