Mountain Hydronomics Ι (Torrent Management and Control Ι)

Course Information
TitleΟΡΕΙΝΗ ΥΔΡΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ Ι [ΔΙΕΥΘΕΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΟΡΕΙΝΩΝ ΥΔΑΤΩΝ] / Mountain Hydronomics Ι (Torrent Management and Control Ι)
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000068

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After studying this course, the student should be able to: - Understand the relevance of the mountainous water management for water availability - Be aware of how key climate and hydrological parameters are monitored and how data and information need to be managed - To be able to select the appropriate model or assessment tool for hydrological forecasting in dependence of the catchment environment, data availability and questions raised - discuss ways of extending sources of fresh water involving both the unused parts of the hydrological cycle, and new ways of using existing water sources.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Torrent streams (definitions, classification, action, damages and their estimation, torrential danger). Mountainous basins, plain banks and plain areas. Torrential environment (potential), torrential types. Natural environment and torrential action. Hydrology of the torrential area (drainage network, evaporation, percolation, underground water, springs, water quality. Torrential flow (determination of discharge). Natural and anthropogenic sediment derivation (erosion, landslides, landslips). Sediment discharge. Sediment transport. Alluviums. Hydrological and protective influence of vegetation.
Mountain water resources managment, torrential rivers, torrential phenomena
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- Video projector during teaching and laboratory exercises.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment25
Written assigments20
Artistic creation
Student Assessment
- Theory examination grade 50% - Examination rate of laboratory exercises 50%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Π. Στεφανίδης, Ορεινή Ι, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, 2006 Chow V.T., Maidment D.R., Mays L.W. Applied Hydrology, 1988, McGraw-Hill
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