Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Giuseppe Cirelli
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Supply scientific and technical knowledge on soil bioengineering.. The course provides criteria for river and slope restoration by soil bio engineering techniques, with particularly reference to small mountain catchments. Specific topics on the use of native plants and principles of river restoration in Mediterranean environments. Reclamation of water courses and use of natural treatment systems (constructed wetland, lagoons, etc.)

Course Structure

Credit total amount: 6

Total hours 56 (28 hrs for lectures and 28 hrs for applied activities).

The course is articulated in lectures and lab training sessions. Video projector during lectures and labtop for training session with specific softwares will be used.

Technical seminars with invited speakers (technicias) will be performed.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

The course is articulated in lectures and applied sessions. Main topics: small mountain watersheds; modelling floods in small watershed and measures to mitigate flood effects on river and streams and to restore small watersheds; environmental impact assessment methodologies and techniques to mitigate environmental impacts of some hydraulic facilities (dams, weir, embankment, etc.); water erosion on slopes and soil bio-engineering control techniques, use of native plants in soil bioengineering. Renaturation, Rehabilitation and Ecological Reconstruction of streams, rivers and shorelines. Techniques for watercourse reclamation: vegetated buffer zones, reconstructed and contructed wetland,

Textbook Information

  1. Lecture Notes distributed during the course
  2. Ferro V.. La sistemazione dei bacini idrografici. Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2006 (II edizione).
  3. Ferro V. Elementi di idraulica e idrologia per le scienze agrarie, ambientali e forestali Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2013.
  4. Meinhard Schiechtl H., Stern R.. Ingegneria naturalistica. Manuale delle costruzioni idrauliche. Edizioni ARCA, 1997.
  5. Manuali APAT. Atlante delle opere di sistemazione dei versanti, Roma, n.10/2002
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  7. Manuali APAT. Atlante delle opere di sistemazione fluviale, Roma, n.27/2003
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