Water Resources Management

(Course Code: 240Υ, Course outline)

Semester: 4 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 5 Type:

Compulsory

Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: General background Instructor:

Understand the basic characteristics of water resources, the interaction between surface water and groundwater and the potential effects of various management alternatives on the environment.

Be able to approximately describe/ evaluate / attempt to improve water management approaches.

Topics per Week:

1. Introduction, Global water issues – availability of water resources – sustainable management of water resources

2. Surface water and groundwater qualitative and quantitative interaction, 3. Water cycle, water budget, measurement of water cycle components
4. Groundwater storage capacity, calculations
5. Hydrologic systems and Flow calculations

6. Parameter estimation, the problem of scale

7. Pumping Wells, Characteristics, equations, applications

8. Effects of groundwater withdraw, examples, applications

9. EC2000/60 directive

10. Water availability and demand calculations, population projection to the future

11. Globalization of water, virtual water, water footprint

12. Management of water resources as a component of resource management

13. Summary and Applications

Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
:
 3
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
:
 1
Other Activities:  –
Grading:
  • Assignments (2)
  • Mid-semester examination
  • Written examination at the end of the semester
Notes: Yes
Basic Textbook:
  • Μιμίκου Μ. Α., (2006), Τεχνολογία Υδατικών Πόρων – 3η εκδ., Α. ΠΑΠΑΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ & ΣΙΑ ΟΕ, ΑΘΗΝΑ
  • Σούλιος Γ. Χ., (2004), Γενική Υδρογεωλογία τόμος Γ ́ Αποθέματα και διαχείριση του υπόγειου νερού, ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗ Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη
Bibliography:
  • Isobel W. Heathcote,(1998) Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, ISBN 0-471-18338-5

Language: Greek
Internet Links:  

http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/datait/watershe dcentral/index.cfm

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1139/

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1186