Academic Year 2018/2019 - 3° Year - Curriculum Tutela e valorizzazione del territorio
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field
  • AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection
  • ICAR/03 - Sanitary and environmental engineering
Taught classes: 56 hours
Exercise: 56 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management

    The course aims to analyze the sustainable management of water resources in agriculture through the study of hydrological processes. During the lessons issues related to: surface and underground hydrology, mass and energy exchanges affecting the continuous soil-plant-atmosphere system, water management techniques, including deficit irrigation strategies, will be treated. During the lessons, the possibility of reusing unconventional resources (including urban wastewater) in agriculture will be examined; monitoring techniques of agro-ecosystems will be examined through satellite remote sensing; minimally invasive techniques for monitoring the water status of the soil will be also treated.

Course Structure

  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management

    Teaching includes lectures and exercises. The latter are related to the preparation of a hydrological study.

Detailed Course Content

  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management

    Hydrology and Water Resources Management

    Hydrology:.Elements for the characterization of the hydrological basin in different climatic contexts; drought and flood hydrological analysis; study of the surface runoff using the SCS method; Hydrological soil characterization; Analysis of water and energy exchange processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system; Water Resources Management: Study of the evapotranspiration processes related to soil hydrology. Remote sensing techniques applied to map crop evapotranspiration and vegetation indices; Use of the geophysical tomografy for the analysis of soil water dynamics. Planning of natural water resources, which integrates the use of unconventional water (treated urban wastewater, salt water, etc…) within water scarce contexts; wastewater reuse in agriculture; analysis of deficit irrigation criteria.

Textbook Information

  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management

    McGraw-Hill, 2013

    Idraulica e Idrologia per le scienze agrarie, ambientali e forestali

    Vito ferro

    Hoepli, 2010

    Conducibilità idraulica del suolo

    Bagarello e Iovino

    Edagricole Università & Formazione, 2015

    L’acqua in agricoltura

    Marcello Mastrorilli

    Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente

    Dispense distribuite durante il corso

    Consoli Simona