Students understand the concept of sustainability in urban systems and are acquainted with related formal and informal planning policies, strategies and instruments and their implementation. Students have the ability to develop and design integrated planning solutions for blue and green infrastructures in urban areas in different contexts and scales. Students are able to develop and apply solutions of integrated water management with a specific regard on water and climate related adaptation measures in urban areas.
The course hydrological engineering covers modern hydrometry in rivers, springs, lakes and tracer methods, hydrological data analysis with statistical methods and conceptual models, drought and flood statistics, principles of hydrological engineering with safety and risk concepts, design of eco-hydrological engineering for improving water quality, artificial wetlands, natural attenuation and remediation methods.
The course provides basic knowledge of hydraulic terms, properties of river systems, physical laws of motion and flow of surface water, numerical modeling in hydraulic engineering, e.g. flood simulation or hydraulic for structure design (fish steps, weirs) with 1D, 2D averaged and 3D models and parameter estimation, discretization, calibration, validation.
The objective of the course is to provide progressive learning and training regarding the reality of the world of work in the thematic area of ecohydrology, water engineering and water management. The module will consider internships at German stakeholders companies and institutions, research internships at University or associated research centers, or development of projects with the participation of stakeholders, at the University.
Students comprehend the complexity of aquatic systems including their biota and its interaction with terrestrial, atmospheric, climatic and geochemical processes. They realize the value of freshwater systems and their ecosystem services for humanity and know the framework and the instruments for the assessment of the quality of natural water bodies.