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.
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.
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