Ing - Civ (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (488) INGEGNERIA CIVILE - CIVIL ENGINEERING
051873 - WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT FOR ENG4SD
050693 - WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
The course will deliver elements of design, operation and safety in water resources management, with special emphasis upon assessment and sustainable management under given hydrological forcing, and design under the impact of transient climate variability. High altitude, and snow/ice melt dominated catchments, watering a large share of the population worldwide will be considered, with examples in the Alps, and the Himalayas. Attention will be given to water resources structures such as dams, reservoirs, and regulated lakes, including ecological impact, and social aspects of impoundment design and building, especially within developing countries. Also, hydro-political tension and conflicts in transboundary catchments worldwide will be studied, with focus upon study cases in developing countries. Long term management or reservoirs and protection against flood risk, and soil filling will be discussed. Elements of urban water management will also be given. Applicative focus, with specific classwork will be cast upon case study areas within Italy and worldwide, with examples of activity in the field of water resources management.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Knowledge and understanding.
The course will deliver basic knowledge and understading of
1) The physical principles governing water systems including high altitude catchments, and simplified modeling approaches for water resources assessment, and flood risk prediction.
2) Methods and practices for water management and flood dampening under given hydrological behaviour including the effect of transient climate variations.
Applying of knowledge and understanding.
Specific computer aided applications of the basic principles will be pursued to illustrate water resources assessment and management, and flood mitigation within exemplary real world case study catchments, in Italy, and worldwide.
1) Water resources assessment, and withdrawals. Basics of water budget. Alpine catchments. Hydrologic modeling, dependence on scale. Contribution of snow/ice melt. Non stationary climatic forcing, basics of design under transient climate change. Assessment of flow duration curves, evaluation of minimum in stream flows. Ca. 10 hours
2) Design and management of impoundment. Lakes, reservoirs. Design of reservoirs. Ecological, and social issues arising in reservoirs’ building, and operation. Guidelines for decision making under international guidelines. Operation of reservoirs, direct and inverse flow routing. Minimum flow release, effects of reservoirs. Storage, and long term simulation, under stationary and non-stationary forcing of climate change. Water allocation, conflicts in transnational catchments. Ca. 10 hours
3) Safe design of hydraulic structures. Design of hydraulics structures with uncertainty. Flood estimation using regional methods, VAPI flood evaluation method, basics. Design of reservoirs spillways, levees, hydraulic structures with uncertainty, simplified methods (e.g. FOSM). Ca. 10 hours
4) Reservoirs maintenance. Soil filling impoundments. Assessment, effects on storage capacity, level-volume curves. Flushing strategies. Ca. 4 hours.
5) Urban water management. Water and the city, sustainable water management. Storm water control, and treatment. Rainwater collection and reuse. Ca. 6 hours.
Computer based applications referred to case study areas.
No specific pre-requisite necessary.
Basic knowledge of hydrology and design of water infrastructures is an advantage.
Modalità di valutazione
Oral examination (expected: 30-45 minutes), including discussion of final report.
Computer aided design exercises to be executed, and delivered in a final report to be discussed during oral examination.
The oral examination will verify understanding of the basic concepts of water resources assessment and management, and problem solving capacity, based on application of the acquired knowledge, applied to prototypal water systems.
Mostly slides and material provided by the teacher. Reference books will be indicated by the teacher.
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese