ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ: ΜΕΤΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ 2-4 Ιουνίου 2021

COURSE OUTLINE



(1) General

School:Social Sciences
Academic Unit:Geography
Level of studies:Undergraduate
Course Code:GEO 410Semester:G
Course Title:Water Resources Management
Independent Teaching ActivitiesWeekly Teaching HoursCredits
Lecture3
Course total5
Course Type:Required Elective
Prerequisite Courses:None
Language of Instruction and ExaminationsGreek
Is the course offered to Erasmus students:No
Course Website (Url):https://geography.aegean.gr/pps/index_en.php?content=0&lesson=410


(2) Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

a) recognize/understand water resources management problems and assess/evaluate the social, political, economic and environmental impacts related to them,

b) know the basic hydrological processes and estimate the hydrological and water budget on catchment level,

c) have a clear understanding of the procedures required for integrated and sustainable management of water resources,

d) familiarize themselves with the European and Greek legal framework on water resources management, as well as with the existing Water Resources Policy,

e) recognize/understand the effect of climate change on water resources,

f) become aware of the natural hazards associated with the water cycle (droughts - floods),

g) realize the true value of water, as well as the need of saving it,

h) acquire the basic background on the implementation of technical and economic tools in water resources management,

i) develop skills related to the use of GIS in water resources management, and

j) have a clear understanding of the relationship between tourism and water resources.

General Competences

  1. Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

  2. Adapting to new situations

  3. Decision-making

  4. Working independently

  5. Project planning and management

  6. Respect for the natural environment

  7. Criticism and self-criticism

  8. Production of free, creative and inductive thinking


(3) Syllabus

The course “Water Resources Management” aims to familiarize students with technical, regulatory, economic, and social issues related to water resources. The course encompasses the necessary knowledge on issues that concern:

  • water supply and water demand,
  • urban water use, as well as urban development and design in relation to water resources,
  • agricultural and industrial water uses,
  • sustainable and integrated water resources management,
  • water-related legislation,
  • effect of anthropogenic pressures and climate change on the water cycle,
  • natural hazards associated with the water cycle (droughts - floods),
  • application of modern technical tools (e.g. Geographic Information Systems) in water resources management,
  • economic value of water, as well as the implementation of economic tools in water resources management,
  • environmental education and awareness on water resources issues, and, finally,
  • tourist development in relation to water resources.

(4) Teaching and Learning Methods - Evaluation

Delivery:
Face to face (Lectures - Exercises - Laboratory practice - Optional tests)
Use of Information and Communication Technology:
Student contact electronically. Power point presentations, multimedia learning materials (e.g. videos, interactive webpages) and use of the e-class platform. Use of PC and application of appropriate computer software (ArcGIS) for conducting laboratory exercises.
Teaching Methods:
ActivitySemester workload
Lecture39
Laboratory practice3
Project40
Non-supervised study40
Performance evaluation/Exams3
Course total125
Student Performance Evaluation
80% Written Exams (Theory - Exercises) - 20% Laboratory Exercises


(5) Attached Bibliography

  • Mays L.W. (2005) Water resource systems management tools, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Mays L.W. (2007) Water resources sustainability, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Pennington K.L., Cech T.V. (2009) Introduction to water resources and environmental issues, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  • Soncini-Sessa R., Castelleti A., Weber E. (2007) Integrated and participatory water resources management: Theory, Amsterdam: Elsevier. 
  • Soncini-Sessa R., Cellina F., Pianosi F., Weber E. (2007) Integrated and participatory water resources management: Practice, Amsterdam: Elsevier.