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Water Resource Management

5 ECTS Prague Year 2 Semester 3 Compulsory Environmental sciences ZBX03E


The aim of the course is to get a profound knowledge of occurrence and movement of water (infiltration processes in unsaturated zone, surface water flow (runoff) and groundwater flow), namely in small catchment (water stream) to apply those phenomena in water resources management.

The course also put emphases on theoretical disciplines, as hydrology and hydraulics on a practical impact of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts).  In particular, it should be taken in consideration when implementing flood control and erosion control measures. The course summarizes the present current state of water resources management and its use in water engineering practice.

Theoretical base will be completed with various case studies from EU, Africa, Asia and all over the world.

Course contents


  1. Definition, terminology, concept and role of Water Resources Management
  2. Water Resources Management introduction – Hydraulics I, II.
  3. Water Resources Management introduction – Hydrology I, II.
  4. River training and restoration
  5. Infiltration processes, water flow in saturated and unsaturated zone
  6. Erosion protection structures (systems)
  7. Flood protection structures (systems)
  8. Drainage systems in landscape with water resources management
  9. Soil protection and water resources management
  10. How to live with floods
  11. Hydrology in tropics and subtropics areas
  12. Guest speaker


  1. Fundamental examples in water resources management
  2. Hydraulics I, II. – water flow in rivers, Chezy’s formula application
  3. Hydrology I, II. – runoff and subsurface water flow, Darcy’s Law application
  4. River training and restoration – introduction of basic problems
  5. Infiltration processes water flow in saturated and unsaturated zone, Richard’s Equation
  6. Erosion protection structures (systems) – case study in Maioli – Taiwan (China)
  7. Flood protection structures (systems) – Old City Prague, Mseno Dam (Jizera Mountains)
  8. Drainage systems in landscape with water resources management, selected examples and calculations from Egypt, Netherlands and Czech Republic
  9. Soil protection and water resources management – basic examples and calculations
  10. Stormy rains specification and distribution
  11. Basic principles and application of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
  12. Guest speaker

Learning outcomes

Graduates acquire basic knowledge concerning water streams processes, as well as knowledge of organisational, biological and technical aspects of proposed measures. They are able to interpret these protection measures in various natural and economic conditions.)

Graduates can apply their knowledge for determining disaster water and soil risks and for proposing relevant measures. They can apply their skills in state administration, land and water authorities, soil and water protection agencies and project organizations.

Graduates are competent to take part in the evolution of the needs for implementing soil and water protection measures. They are competent to communicate on a scientific level with experts and specialists in their area of specialisation. They are competent to become valuable members of professional teams.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of lectures and seminars. The lectures form the background for the seminars. The seminars are used to develop and to train the knowledge for the lecture and recommended literature through work with PC and necessary SW. All materials needed for study related to lectures and seminars are available via learning management system Moodle.

Type of assessment

  • Individual
  • Written exam
  • Credit and exam Written and oral exam. Control, analysis and annotated solution of selected examples continuously in seminars.


  • Location : Prague
  • ECTS granting : Czech University Of Life Sciences Prague
  • Organisation : Czech University Of Life Sciences Prague



Jakub Štibinger