Course detail

Flood Protection

FAST-CR056Acad. year: 2017/2018

1. Catastrophic flood events of recent years – up to date methods of flood protection.
2. Extent and level flood protection in relation to potential damages and losses – economic (urban areas, agricultural areas, industry) and uneconomic (health and lifes of people and animals, ecologic).
3. Factors influencing number and extent of floods and flood damages.
4. Risk analysis (RA) of floodplains.

Department

Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of topics:
1. Flood types, their generation, hydrologic measurements, historical floods
2. Identification of flood hazards (determination of potentially endangered areas and possible scenarios of flood course)
3. Simulation of flood scenarios (rainfall runoff models, modelling flood plain water flow and ground water flow), runoff conditions study
4. Flooding affected by water structures (operating regulation, actualisation of flood protection measures), hydraulic structures safety during flooding
5. Flood plain risk and its evaluation (vulnerability, exposition, risk, evaluation methods)
6. Assessment of potentially flooded areas (according water law, classification according town planning scheme)
7. Uncertainties and their effect on the level of flood protection
8. Flood plain damage determination, flood risk quantification.
9. Ground water regimes changes during flood events.
10. Types of flood protection and their design

Prerequisites

Hydraulics, hydrology, river engineering, weirs, fluvial numerical modelling, GIS

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Flood types, their generation, hydrologic measurements, historical floods
2. Identification of flood hazards (determination of potentially endangered areas and possible scenarios of flood course)
3. Simulation of flood scenarios (rainfall runoff models, modelling flood plain water flow and ground water flow), runoff conditions study
4. Flooding affected by water structures (operating regulation, actualisation of flood protection measures), hydraulic structures safety during flooding
5. Flood plain risk and its evaluation (vulnerability, exposition, risk, evaluation methods)
6. Assessment of potentially flooded areas (according water law, classification according town planning scheme)
7. Uncertainties and their effect on the level of flood protection
8. Flood plain damage determination, flood risk quantification.
9. Groundwater regimes changes during flood events.
10. Types of flood protection and their design

Aims

The aim is to establish the framework of flood protection and isuues at the flood protection measures. The flood protection is assessed from the view of water management and flow hydrodynamics, environmetal and societal views. Students will learn basics of floodplain risk analysis.

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer