Course detail

Drainage and Landscape Protection

FAST-BS005Acad. year: 2019/2020

Theory of erosion processes, erosion factors, runoff modelling, consequences of concentrated runoff, water sources protection, water courses protection
History and development of drainage structures, need and asset of drainage structures. watershed protection in water management and agriculture, drainage theory, surface and ground water runoff, hydrotechnical calculations, modelling of the drainage process, design, operation and use of drainage structures


Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gains knowledge about erosion, surface and subsurface runoff, organization of drainage area


Hydraulics, hydrology


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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Erosion in the world - classification of erosion, factor influencing erosion, intensity and acceptable limit
2. Modelling of erosion processes - classification of models, Universal soil loss equation, theoretic analysis of water erosion, great river basins
3.Assessment of erosion hazard level - complex research and analysis of a watershed
4. Design of erosion control measures - classification and description. Basic dimensioning rules of erosion control items.
5. Torrens control - flow erosion, analysis of reasons and consequences, erosion control measures, principles of dimensioning and assessment of measures layout
6. Determination of surface runoff parameters - simplifying preconditions, methods of culmination runoff and flood volume calculation in small watersheds
7. Wind erosion - analysis of the process, forms of erosion, determination of intensity, layout of erosion control measures
8. Drainage - reasons, occurrence and assessment of waterlogging, distribution and movement of water in soil
9. Modelling of water movement in soil - classification of models, features, saturated and unsaturated porous environment, groundwater runoff
10. Main drainage facilities - classification, design principles, dimensioning of facilities
11. Detailed drainage facility - classification, design principles, determination of drainage parameters, dimensioning of pipe drainage
12. Special drainage - sloping areas, sportgrounds, design principles, schema
13. Influence of drainage on the landscape.


Erosion, surface and underground runoff, river basin organization, ponds

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 B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer