Course detail

Selected Chapters of Landscape Water Management

FAST-NSA013Acad. year: 2020/2021

Selected chapters from operative hydrology focused on neural network and uncertainties of measurement.
Selected chapters from fluvial geomorphology, river restoration.
Selected parts from hydropedology and basics of modeling of pedology.


Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gains overview of actual problems in water management and the ways of their solution. Each student works on individual solution of selected partial tasks.


Hydrology, hydraulics, reservoirs and water management systems, soil science and irrigation, river basin protection, drainage structures, ponds, land consolidation.


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. Uncertainty of measured hydrologic data.
2. Artificial intelligence methods and their use in water management.
3.–4. Artificial neural networks and their properties and applications to specific tasks.
5.–6. Basics of fluvial geomorphology, application in landcape water management.
7.–8. Small water courses restoration, problems and obstacles, subsidy programmes, model projects.
9. Pedotransfer functions and creation of the database HYPRES, software HYDRUS.
10.–11. Introduction to modeling in pedology, pedogenetic models, models of porous systems.
12. Infiltration, variability of hydropedological variables.
13. Selected lecture on the topic of current practice.


Overview of actual problems in water management and the ways of their solution, individual solution of selected partial tasks

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 NPC-SIV Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer