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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
LAND AND LANSCAPE RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT
Course unit
BASICS ON RIVER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT
AVP3050017, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LAND AND LANSCAPE RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT
AG0061, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track TUTELA E RIASSETTO DEL TERRITORIO [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BASICS ON RIVER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VINCENZO D'AGOSTINO AGR/08

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP8083426 BASICS ON RIVER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT VINCENZO D'AGOSTINO IN2452

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/08 Agrarian Hydraulics and Hydraulic Forest Management 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basics on Math, Physics, Hydrology.
Target skills and knowledge: The goal of the course is to provide a wide knowledge on the watershed management and to make students skilful in planning and designing actions against erosive flood events and land instabilities. The design will include river stabilization via hydraulics works and via soil bioengineering methods.
Examination methods: Two written partial exams (open questions), presentation and discussion of a techinical report. Oral exam is possible to integrate or replace the two partial exams.
The technical report is mandatory.
The final mark results from the sum of written/oral exam and the additional score for the quality of the technical report presentation.
Assessment criteria: - Completeness of knowledge on the programm content.
- Capability to solve a technical problem: hydrological behavior and hydraulic management of a catchment.
- Correctness of the technical terminology used during the exam.
- Correctness and full knowlwedge of the technical report.
Course unit contents: Introduction to erosion and soil conservation in mountain areas. The watershed morphometry (1 CFU/ECTS).
Rainfall, runoff and design hydrograph. The concept of hydraulic invariance (land planning and works) (2 CFU/ECTS).
Sediment transport, and its dynamics and control in the river network (1 CFU/ECTS).
Initiation of sediment motion, equilibrium slope and stabilization slope of the river bed profile (1 CFU/ECTS).
Water erosion and sediment yield. Shallow landslide management: drainages and bioengineering works (1 CFU/ECTS).
River stabilization: check-dams, bed-sills, ramps. River bank stability matching engineering and bioengineering techniques. Flooding mitigation in urban areas (2 CFU/ECTS).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures (65%), excercises (PC-room) to support technical report preparation (35%).
The students, which can not attend practical classes (excercises), should contact the professor directly to achieve supplementary assistance and information.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides presented during the lectures are available.
Teaching content download at the following link: https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/ (Moodle Platform of the School).

Students will be received on Tuesday from 3.00 to 5.00 PM
or via e-mail agreement.

Integrative book:
Benini G. (2000): Sistemazioni Idraulico Forestali (II ed.). Collana Scienze Forestali e Ambientali, vol. 5, UTET, Torino.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ferro V., La sistemazione dei bacini idrografici. Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2006. (seconda edizione) Cerca nel catalogo

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