Surface Hydrology and Soil Conservation
Semester Course: 2nd
Credits: 5 ECTS
Prerequisites: Soil Science Lecturers: Rosa M Poch and Josep Carles Balasch
Web Site: www.udl.cat
- Knowing the components of the hydrological cycle in the forest environment, remarking the role of the vegetation as a regulatory factor in the movement of the water in the ground and the production of surface and subsurface runoff.
- Estimating the frequency of hydrological events in terms of likelihood extremes.
- Calculating the maximum hydrological response from a basin during extraordinary events to design works of correction and restoration of rivers and torrents.
- Identifying and evaluating the symptoms of the different forms of soil erosion and land degradationand to formulate hypotheses about their causes.
- Quantifying the potential soil losses applying empirical models.
- Selecting and designing forms of management of the vegetation and soil directed to prevent, mitigate or correct the effects of the erosion that ensure a sustainable land use.
- Writing up works and reports in relation to the problems of the surface water dynamics and of the erosive processes
- Programme topics:
- The hydrologic cycle
- Surface hydrology
- Subsurface hydrology
- Erosion processes
- Soil conservation measures
- Design of terraces and waterways
Course requirements include the presentation of exercises (20%), a project (20%) and a final exam (60%).