Water Resources Management

Course Information
TitleΔιαχείριση Υδατικών Πόρων / Water Resources Management
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Papamichail
Course ID600018812

Programme of Study: PMS Diacheírisī Edafikṓn, Ydatikṓn, Energeiakṓn Pórōn kai Agrotikoý Perivállontos

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. estimate water demand for various uses 2. apply techniques for managing and optimizing the available water resources 3. develop water resources management studies
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic concepts of water resources management. Legal and institutional framework of water resources. Analysis of the country's water districts. Water uses. Estimation of water needs. Water balance. Water resources exploitation projects. Climate change and water resources. Water footprint. Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and water management in agriculture. Water saving techniques. Computational tools for simulation and integrated management of water resources. NEXUS Approach Methodology Framework.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching: Powerpoint. e-class platform: e-learning.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
70% written exams 30% project
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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.
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