Academic Year 2019/2020 - 3° Year - Curriculum Tutela e valorizzazione del territorio
Teaching Staff: Feliciana Licciardello
Credit Value: 8
Scientific field: AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to gain knowledge on the protection of agro-forestry environment. In partucular the student will acquire knowledge on hydrological study; erosion and monitoring and prediction; rural landscape conservation; hydraulic-forestal settlements on slopes; fluvial system: river and stream morphology; naturalness index, river functionality; hydro-morphological and ecological stream assessment; natural water retention measurements; reference legislation.

Course Structure

During the course both lectures and active learning techniques will be used to transfer the contents. In particular, students will be involved in the explanation of main teaching topics by asking questions, giving them practical problems to solve…. In addition, students will be involved in solving practical tests, single or in groups, to verify the learning of concepts also during the course.

Detailed Course Content

Hydrological Study for watershed management. Flow sediment transport. Water erosion. Erosion prediction models. Sediment yield prediction. Water erosion monitoring. Examples of monitoring and prediction of sediment yield at watershed scale. Rural landscape conservation. Hydraulic-Forestal settlements on slopes. Fluvial system: river and stream morphology. Naturalness index, river functionality; hydro-morphological and ecological stream assessment. Natural Water Retention Measures. Reference legislation.

Textbook Information

  • Rinaldi M., Suria N., Comiti F. Bussettini M. Manuale tecnico-operativo per la valutazione e il monitoraggio dello stato morfologico dei corsi d’acqua. ISPRA. Roma, 2011
  • Murachelli A., Riboni V. Rischio idraulico e difesa del territorio. Dario Flaccovio, 2010.
  • Ferro V. La Sistemazione dei bacini idrografici. McGraw-Hill. Milano, 2002
  • Bagarello V., Ferro V. Erosione e conservazione del suolo. McGraw-Hill. Milano, 2006
  • Lenzi M.A., D'Agostino V., Sonda D. Ricostruzione morfologica e recupero ambientale dei torrenti. Editoriale Bios, 2000.
  • Handsout distibuted during the course