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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01103716, A.A. 2013/14

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0063, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RURAL HYDRAULICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

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 of
Individual study
Laboratory 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

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
5 Commissione valida dall'A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2019 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
4 Commissione dall'A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
3 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/12/2013 30/11/2014 TAROLLI PAOLO (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
17/12/2012 30/11/2013 DELLA LUCIA DARIO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: Students are supposed to have a basic knowledge of: math, physics, trigonometry and topography.
Target skills and knowledge: The students will learn how to appropriately apply principles of hydraulics and hydrology to manage the issues related to surface-water drainage and water resources management in plain and hilly agricultural contexts. The course also offers an introduction about some of the recent novelties related to remotely sensed technologies for the monitoring of the Earth surface and it offers basic applications of environmental data spatial analyses.
Examination methods: The final exam consists in two section:
- Exercises
- Discussion of a case study
Assessment criteria: - Capability of the candidate to solve numerical exercises
- Capability of the candidate to discuss to present a case study, raising problems and highlighting likely solutions
Course unit contents: Introduction
- Major critical issues related to water resources management in plain and hilly agricultural context.

Principles of hydraulics
- SI units, properties of fluids.
- Hydrostatics: pressure, pressure measurement, pressure and forces on submerged surfaces.
- Kynematic of fluids, types of flows: open channel flow and flow under pressure, steady flows, uniform flows.
- Continuity, energy and momentum equations and their applications.
- Hydraulic measurement instruments.

Principles of hydrology
- Water cycle and main hydrologic processes.
- Soil hydrology.
- Rainfall: measurements (amount and intensity), spatial and statistical analysis.
- Runoff processes: overland flow, base flow.
- Monitoring system, meteorological stations.
- Soil erosion and shallow landsliding.

Remotely sensed technologies for Earth surface analysis
- Novelties and usefulness of recent remotely sensed technologies for the analysis of surface processes and the support to water resources management in agricultural contexts.
- Satellite, SAR, LiDAR.

Water resources management
- Water use and water planning in agriculture.
- Surface-water drainage systems.
- Land use change, urban sprawling, social and economic development, water management and policies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures: 32 hours
Laboratory and seminars: 16 hours
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Power point lectures
- Scientific papers
- Technical reports, web information
- Seminars
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)