Objective of the course – aims of the course unit:|
The goals of the course are:
to teach the principles and operation of geographic information systems;
to show how spatial hydrologic modeling can be done by developing a digital representation of the environment in the GIS, then adding functions simulating hydrologic processes;
to develop individual experience in the use of GIS in water management through execution of a term project.
Objective of the course – learning outcomes and competences:|
Student complete goal of this course which include developing individual experience in the use of GIS in water management through execution of a term project.
GIS, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Water Structures (Dams, Weirs etc.)
Course contents (annotation):|
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in their application to water management problems. Water management is the efficient and effective use of the water resource available by minimizing wastage, promoting recycling, and increasing water quality alongside sustainable economic development. In order to manage water better it is crucial to have an inventory of the water available, how it is being managed, the drainage area, the demand and supply of water. GIS has been very beneficial in mapping and data analysis, and thus greatly aiding in the understanding and decision making in water resource management.
Teaching methods and criteria:|
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:|
Requirements for successful completion of the subject are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
1. Introduction to GIS in Water Management.
2. Water Management GIS Data Characterization.
3-4. GIS Data Collections.
5. Hydro Networks.
7. Time Series.
8.-9. GIS Analysis
10. Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Support with GIS.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:|
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
Maidment, D.R.: ArcHydro GIS for Water Resources. Esri Press 2002
Zeiler, M.: Modeling Our World. Esri Press 1999