Water in the Landscape - B217011
Title: Voda v krajině
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2021 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Kujalová Hana Ing. Ph.D.
Říhová Ambrožová Jana doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Šmejkalová Pavla Dr. Ing.
Examination dates   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The aim of the course is to explain to students the issue of water in the landscape and in the environment. It discusses the importance of water for humans from a chemical, physical, biological, social and cultural point of view, the principles of water circulation on the planet and in user systems, the hydrological situation in our territory and the principles of sustainable water management. It presents the possibilities of how to effectively retain water in the landscape and how to prevent the so-called agricultural drought, introduces the importance of water bodies in the landscape and the concept of their revitalization. It partly focuses on the process of creating the ecological character of the landscape in differently loaded environments of aquatic habitats and on the present biota. It introduces current topics such as water reuse, the impacts of climate change on the hydrological regime of the landscape or limited water resources as a cause of international conflicts. Theoretical findings are documented on specific cases. As part of the exercise, a large space is devoted to practical teaching in the field, individual monitoring of choosed localities and discussion of current water management topics.
Last update: Kujalová Hana (29.08.2023)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

• understand the basic context of human activity and the aquatic ecosystem;

• assess the condition of the site in terms of water in the landscape or water management use;

• propose appropriate measures to improve the hydrological regime of agricultural or urbanised landscapes;

• understand the issues of sustainable water management.

Last update: Kujalová Hana (29.08.2023)
Literature -

R:Wohl E.,Rivers in the Landscape,John Wiley & Sons,2019,ISBN 978-11-1953-543-0

R:Říhová Ambrožová J.,Baumruková L.,Zuzáková J.,Vejmelková D.,Novotná J.,Biocenózy vodních biotopů – Biocenosis of Water Biotopes – Biocenosis de hábitat acuático,1st ed.,Praha,Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze,2020,1-102,ISBN 978-80-7592-064-5

A:Takashi A. et al.,Water reuse: Issues, Technologies, and Applications,McGraw Hill Professional,2007,ISBN 978-0-07-145927-3

A:Singh M.,Singh R.B.,Hassan M.I.,Landscape Ecology and Water Management,Proceedings of IGU Rohtak Conference,Vol. 2. Springer Japan,2016,ISBN 978-44-3156-210-8

A:Connellan G.,Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape,Csiro Publishing,2013,ISBN 978-06-4310-689-5

A:Watson D.,Adams M.,Design for Flooding: Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change,Wiley,2010,ISBN 978-0470475645

A:Lazarova V.,Bahri A.,Water Reuse for Irrigation: Agriculture, Landscapes, and Turf Grass,CRC Press,2004,ISBN 1-56670-649-1

A:Zelenakova M.,Hlavínek P.,Negm A.M.(Eds.),Management of Water Quality and Quantity,Springer Water,ISSN:2364-6934,ISBN: 978-030-18358-5

Last update: Říhová Ambrožová Jana (11.01.2021)
Learning resources -

https://e-learning.vscht.cz

Last update: Kujalová Hana (08.01.2021)
Requirements to the exam -

An accomplishment of the field exercises (biological monitoring - site observation, condition recording, sampling), laboratory processing and evaluation of samples taken during field exercises; participation in the excursion; defense of two individual projects:

1) characterization of the selected locality in terms of water in the landscape or water management use,

2) elaboration of an educational case study.

Last update: Kujalová Hana (08.01.2021)
Syllabus -

1. The importance of water and the water use by mankind. Distribution of world water supply, principles of water circulation on the planet and in user systems

2. Types of natural waters and their specifics. Oxygen conditions in surface waters; self-purification of natural waters.

3. Communities of stagnant and running waters. Biological monitoring of surface water quality, bioindicators

4. Hydrological conditions in the Czech Republic, water resources, water consumption

5. Retention and accumulation of water in the landscape. Water in the soil, infiltration

6. Ponds and small water bodies, their functions in the landscape

7. Revitalization of watercourses and reservoirs

8. Waterways in the Czech Republic, water structures on streams, migration permeability of watercourses

9. Water in agriculture (land reclamation, irrigation systems), the impact of agriculture on the hydrological conditions in the landscape

10.Water in forest ecosystems, evapotranspiration, biotic pump

11.Drought in the landscape (causes, consequences, measures)

12.Floods (causes, consequences, measures)

13.The influence of climate change on the processes of the hydrological cycle and on water resources. Global balance of water resources

14.Principles of sustainable water management, water reuse, water footprint

Last update: Kujalová Hana (29.08.2023)
Course completion requirements -

Requirements for obtaining credit: participation in field exercises, participation in excursions, elaboration and defense of two individual projects.

Requirements for passing the exam: achieving at least 51 points out of 100 in the exam test.

Possibility of improving grades B - E:

  • by an exam in the remedial term
  • by prior agreement, because SIS allows registration for the next term only with an F result
  • with this procedure, there is no risk of deterioration of the grade
  • only the last grade (regardless of the number of attempts) is counted towards the academic average

Last update: Šmejkalová Pavla (13.04.2023)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.1 2
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.3 8
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.7 20
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.4 40
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112