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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Course unit
INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
AGN1030695, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
AG0062, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Degree course track FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure http://www.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/lauree-magistrali-agraria/scienze-forestali-e-ambie
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione valida dall'A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2017 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
3 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/12/2013 30/11/2014 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
17/12/2012 30/11/2013 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Supplente)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are suggested to attend preparatory course such as Forest hydrology
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving students an understanding on the main topics related to integrated watershed management with particular attention to alpine regions. Students will learn about the effects related to climate and land use change in high populated mountainous areas. Students will learn how use the main environmental data in GIS, with particular attention to those data related to hydrogeomorphological processes (erosion, landslides, floods). This in support to strategies and decisions related to land use planning and hydrogeological risk mitigation.
Examination methods: Drafting of a technical report that must include the main topics illustrated during the labs and oral examination about the main theoretical concepts and the report as well.
Assessment criteria: Capability of the candidate to discuss to present a case study, raising problems and highlighting likely solutions
Course unit contents: LECTURES
1. Introduction
- Anthropocene
- Course schedule, introduction
- Discussion
2. Climate change, land use change, hydrogeological risk, landslide and flood impact
- Climate change, hydrogeological risk, and hazard impact
- Discussion
3. Scale concept and survey techniques
- Scale
- DTM
- Survey techniques
4. Landslides and rainfall-runoff processes
- Shallow landsliding
- Modeling, hydrograph components
5. Landslides and floods
- Future and strategic directions

LABORATORY
1. Lab 1
- Introduction to GIS. AdB layer attributes, AdB layer rendering
2. Lab 2
- Rainfall interpolation: meteorological event of the Veneto major flood of 2010
3. Lab 3
- DTM, primary and secondary topographic attributes
4. Lab 4
- Land use change, and hydrograph change
5. Lab 5
- Critical rainfall, landslide hazard, and landslide risk maps
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: LectureS: 16 hours
Laboratory: 32 hours
Since most of the hours are spent in the lab working with a GIS software, students are highly recommended to attend all the labs in order to get familiarity with the program.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - power point lectures
- scientific papers
- technical reports, web information
- seminars
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)