Water Resources Integrated Management

Year
5
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
02006703
Subject Area
Hydraulics
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Hydraulics, Hydrology, Calculus, Operations Research, Statistics

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods: theoretical for theoretical explanations; Theoretical and practical for conceptual and real-case discussions. Tutorial orientation for the development of case studies.

Learning Outcomes

To provide the main principles, concepts, methodologies and tools for the integrated water resources management, the understanding of the various issues involved (social, economic, environmental, technological, legal and political) in water resources management.

Acquiring capabilities in using scientific methods in integrated water resources management.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Planning methodologies. National water resources legislation. Watershed master plans. Comparative analysis of European institutional systems for water management -The Portuguese approach. Water systems components.. Water budgets. Ecological issues. Decision making in water systems: technical, economical, social, legal environmental and political aspects. Governance. Public participation. Decision models: objective function, constraints and variables.  Multi-objective decision analysis. Cost- benefit analysis. Extreme events. Risk and uncertainty. Redundant, resilient and robust systems. Reservoir-Dams operation. Integrated management of surface water and groundwater systems. Water quality management: point sources and non-point sources.

Assessment Methods

Evaluation
home assignment to be presented in the classroom and written final exam: 100.0%

Bibliography

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Ecker, J., Kupferschmid, M., Introduction to Operations Research, John Wiley & Sons, 1988.

HillierF., Lieberman, G., Introduction to Operations Research, McGraw-Hill1990

Karamouz, M., Zahraie, B. & Szidarovszky, F., Water Resources Systems Analysis, Lewis Publishers, 2003.

Loucks, D., J. Stedinger and D. Haith, Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis, Prentice-Hall, 1981.

Mays L. and Y-K. Tung, Hydrosystems Engineering &Management, McGraw-Hill, 1992.

ReVelle, C., E. Whitlach and J. Wright, Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering, Prentice-Hall, 1997.