Mountain Hydronomics Ι (Torrent Management and Control Ι)

Course Information
TitleΟρεινή Υδρονομική Ι (Διευθετήσεις Ορεινών Υδάτων Ι) / Mountain Hydronomics Ι (Torrent Management and Control Ι)
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019463

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 82
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
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)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no General Prerequisites.
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.
Mountainous water resources management, torrential rivers, torrential phenomena
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
- Video projector during teaching and laboratory exercises. ------------------------------------------- Cooperation with students (Myronidis) Monday & Wednesday: 12:00 – 14:00 ------------------------------------------
Course Organization
Laboratory Work521.7
Reading Assigment250.8
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
- Theory examination grade 50% - Examination rate of laboratory exercises 50%
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)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Δ. Κωτούλας, Ορεινή Υδρονομική, Τόμος Ι, τα ρέοντα ύδατα, ΑΠΘ, 2001 Μ. Σαπουντζής, Ορεινή Υδρονομικη Ι, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, 2021 Π. Στεφανίδης, Ορεινή Υδρονομική Ι, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, 2006 Chow V.T., Maidment D.R., Mays L.W. Applied Hydrology, 1988, McGraw-Hill
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