Water Management in Mountain Regions

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterWintersemester 2023/24
Stellung in StudienplänenSiehe TUMonline
TermineSiehe TUMonline



The students shall understand the fundamental natural processes in alpine watersheds, the main issues in water- and debris flow management and the relevant strategies and tools for protection works.


Contents: The students get an introduction on the objectives and means of protective watershed management in alpine regions. The processes in natural landscapes, the relevant influencing factors on runoff and debris flow, the alpine water balance and relevant information sources for planning are outlined. On basis of this fundamental aspects the development of protection concepts, including strategies, requirements and boundary conditions are explained. Finally the preventive measures with focus on constructional aspects like hydraulic and biological engineering, the management of alpine protective forest and measures for avalanches control as well as aspects of regional planning are presented and discussed.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

Bachelor in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering; Basic knowledge in geology and water management.

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

Examination: written, 60 minutes, unsplit examination Allowed additives: only dictionary allowed and a simple calculator!