RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to complement the basic hydrologic concepts
(acquired in the course “Idrologia”) and to develop the main topics
concerning basin management plans, mainly with reference to flood
defence. To complete also the knowledge of flood control measures in
mountain streams and in plain rivers.
Course contents summary
Hydrology complements. Flood volume estimation; Synthetic Design Hydrographs (SDH) for gauged and non-gauged sections.
Dam and land protection regulations. River floodways. Torrent settlement.
Movable-bed models. 1D models: Exxner equation; morphological models for flood routing and sediment transport; Debris flows; Local scouring around bridge piers and abutements.
Fish passes. Types of fish passes, design and dimensions.
Mild slope rivers settlement and floods control. On-line and off-line flood control reservoirs. Level-pool routing equations and its numerical solutions. 2D shallow water numerical numerical models for hazard maps evaluations.
Class notes available at: http://lea.unipr.it
Maione U.: “Le piene fluviali”, La Goliardica Pavese, 1995.
Moisello U.: “Idrologia Tecnica”, La Goliardica Pavese, 1998.
Da Deppo L., Datei C. e Salandin P., “Sistemazione dei corsi d’acqua”, Libreria Cortina, Padova, 2004.
Lectures with Power Point presentations.
Exercises are developed in the PC lab with basic (Excel) and specialised,
(HEC-RAS, SMS) software.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination on the arguments developed in the lectures and in the
laboratory activities and development of a written report on a specific project.
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