Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. estimate water demand from different users
2. apply technical management and optimization of water resources
3. develop water resources management study
Course Content (Syllabus)
Concepts and components of water resources management. Issues in developing and implementing a successful water resources management strategy at different levels of country, the watershed and water district. Directive frame on waters 2000/60. Analysis and management of hydrologic information with modern methods. Estimation of surface water and groundwater quantity. Integrated management of watersheds by using hydrologic models (lumped, semidistributed, distributed etc.). Estimation of climate and land use change impacts on the water resources by using hydrologic simulation and forecasting. Time-domain water distribution, water availability and demand. Hydrologic design, risk and sizing of water resources projects (multipurpose reservoirs, flood control etc). Coping with extreme hydrologic events (floods, droughts etc.). Decision support systems and optimization techniques (linear, integer, dynamic, nonlinear programming etc) in water resources management. Analysis of cost - profit of water systems. Case studies of water resources management in Greece and world.
water resources, management, ptimization, rainfall - runoff models, flood, drought
Additional bibliography for study
Παπαμιχαήλ, Δ.Μ., 2004. Τεχνική Υδρολογία Επιφανειακών Υδάτων. Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη.
Mays L.W., 1996. "Water Resources Handbook". McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Louks, D.P., van Beek, E., Stedinger, J.R., Dijkman, J.P.M. and Villars, M.T., 2005. Water Resources Systems Planning and Management: An Introduction to Methods, Models and Applications. UNESCO and WL/Delft Hydarulics.