The course offers an introduction to the fundamental concepts in hydrology and hydraulics as well as elements for water supply, use and management of water resources also in terms of quality in wildlife systems.
L. Hamil, Understanding hydraulics, 3a edition, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
V. Ferro, Elementi di Idraulica e Idrologia, McGraw-Hill, 2013
G. Benini, Sistemazioni idraulico-forestali, UTET, 1990
A. Musy, Hydrology: a science of nature, CRC press, 2013
L.S. Dingman, Physical Hydrology, 2a or 3a edition, Waveland Press.
AA.VV., 2010. Constructed Wetland Guidelines. April 2010 Melbourne Water Corporation.
J. David Allan, Maria M. Castillo: Stream Ecology. Structure and Function of Running Waters. Springer ed.
Nancy D. Gordon, Thomas A. McMahon, Brian L. Finlayson, Christopher J. Gippel, Rory J. Nathan: Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists, 2nd Edition, Wiley.
Silvana Galassi, Giuseppe Crosa, Roberta Bettinetti: Ecologia delle acque interne. Città Studi ed.
Stefano Fenoglio, Tiziano Bo: Lineamenti di ecologia fluviale. Città Studi ed.
Bresci E., Capaccioli E., Sorbetti Guerri F., 2002. Interventi per la conservazione delle zone umide. Ed. Tiposervice. Firenze.
Falciai M., 1973. Appunti di tecnica della bonifica, ed. Teorema, Firenze.
FISRWG (10/1998). Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices. By the Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group (FISRWG)(15 Federal agencies of the US gov't). GPO Item No. 0120-A; SuDocs No. A 57.6/2:EN3/PT.653. ISBN-0-934213-59-3.
Laboratory U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center 3909 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199 http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Portals/12/documents/regulatory/pdf/10167.pdf
Schneider C. B., Sprecher S. W., 2000. Wetlands Management Handbook. Environmental Environmental Laboratory U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center 3909 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199
Scoccianti C., 2006. Ricostruire Reti Ecologiche nelle Pianure. Strategie e tecniche per progettare nuove zone umide nelle casse di espansione. Dieci interventi a confronto nel bacino dell'Arno. Autorità di Bacino del Fiume Arno, Vanzi s.r.1.. Colle di Val d'Elsa, Siena: X + 288 pp., 248 figg.
teaching material provided by the teachers and available on Moodle (http://e-l.unifi.it).
Knowledge acquired: basic knowledge in hydraulics and hydrology; acquisition of technical-practical concepts of water supply, use and water quality management in wildlife systems.
Competence acquired (at the end of the course): criteria for water supply, use and management and water quality management in wildlife systems.
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): characterization of water supply, use and water quality management methods in wildlife systems.
Courses to be used as requirements (required and/or recommended):
Required courses: none
Recommended courses: none
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 225
Hours reserved to private study and other individual formative activities: 153
Contact hours for: Lectures (hours): 66
Contact hours for: Laboratory (hours):
Contact hours for: Laboratory-field/practice (hours): 6
Seminars (hours): -
Intermediate examinations: -
Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended. If you are not able to attend, please contact the teachers.
Type of Assessment
Written examination on the subjects of lectures. Numerical exercises and open questions. Formal correctness, answer completeness and degree of explanation will be evaluated.