CIVIL-466 / 3 credits

Teacher: Perona Paolo

Language: English


Summary

Water is one of the fundamental earth resources that sustains all life forms. Despite being abundant as chemical compound, its accessibility and use depend on its physical status and quality. The analysis of resources availability, user needs and optimal allocation will be taught and discussed.

Content

Keywords

Water cycle, water resources, water use, water allocation, optimization, management, sustainability

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate and model water resources a vailability at different scales
  • Calculate different water needs
  • Formulate an integrated and sustainable water management concept
  • Perform a basic economic analysis and assess the economic value of water projects
  • Distinguish between project development with or without profitability goal
  • Assess / Evaluate the internal rate of return and the net present value - Optimise the regulation of a watercourse
  • Assess / Evaluate he water issue in the current economic context

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, with audiovisual means and board integrative explanations/derivations

 

Expected student activities

The students will be divided in small groups and perform a course project, which will be presented to the students at the end of the first block of lectures. The methodology and tool for advancing with the project will be provided in parallel with the lecture blocks (i.e., 1, 2, 3, ,7). Students will thus have the time to allocate the time they need to accomplish the required calculations and refer to the instructors for suggestions. In block 7, each group will present their project and discuss the results together with the instructors.

Assessment methods

30% project course

70% oral exam

Supervision

Others

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Water resources mangagement
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Water resources mangagement
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Water resources mangagement
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Water resources mangagement
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16   DIA004 
16-17    
17-18   DIA004 
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 15h - 17h: Lecture DIA004

Thursday, 17h - 18h: Exercise, TP DIA004