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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGN1030695, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course track FOREST AND NATURE FOR THE FUTURE [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge PAOLO TAROLLI AGR/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/08 Agrarian Hydraulics and Hydraulic Forest Management 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 4.0 32 68.0 No turn
Lecture 2.0 16 34.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving students an understanding on the main topics related to integrated watershed management in mountainous and floodplains environment, focusing on anthropogenic landscapes. Students will learn about the effects related to climate and land use change in highly populated regions. Students will learn how manage the main environmental data in a GIS environment, focusing on those data related to hydro-geomorphological processes (e.g. erosion, landslides, rainfall-runoff, floods). Risk perception and social vulnerability will be also considered in the analysis. This is in support to strategies and decisions for land use planning and hydrogeological risk assessment and management.
Examination methods: Drafting of a technical report that must include the main topics illustrated during the labs.
Oral examination about the main theoretical concepts and the report as well.
Assessment criteria: Capability of the candidate to discuss and present a case study, raising problems and highlighting likely solutions.
Course unit contents: 1. <Introduction>
- Human-landscape interactions in the "Anthropocene"
- Discussion
2.<Remote sensing for understanding Earth surface processes>
- Digital elevation models
- Digital terrain analysis
- Discussion & GIS lab
3. <Flood hazard and risk>
- Landuse change vs. climate change
- Landuse change and runoff in mountain areas
- Landuse change and runoff in floodplains
- Discussion & GIS lab
4. <Landslide hazard and risk>
- Landslide processes analysis
- Discussion & GIS lab
5. <Risk perception and social vulnerability>
- Case studies
- Discussion & GIS lab
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and seminars: 16 hr
GIS laboratory: 32 hr
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Power Point lectures
- scientific papers
- technical reports, web information
- seminars
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)