546-0136/01 – Climate Change and Water Management (KZVH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Petra Malíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Petra Malíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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MAL45 Ing. Petra Malíková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Part-time Graded credit 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to introduce students with the issue of rational water management, both in its environment and its sources and in its use in connection with climate change.

Teaching methods

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Summary

The course deals with the rational management of water, both in the environment of water and its sources and in its use. The aim is to provide the basics of general, systemic understanding of this issue, interrelationships and connections, possibilities and methods of management, ability to analyze and solve specific problems in connection with climate change, its mitigation or adaptation.

Compulsory literature:

TRNKA, Miroslav. Climate change. Brno: Mendelova univerzita in Brno, 2015 DLABKA, J. et al. From vulnerability to resilience: adapting rural areas to climate change. Brno: ZO ČSOP Veronica, 2016. ISBN 978-80-87308-32-5 Strategies for adaptation to climate change in the Czech Republic - 1st update for the period 2021–2030. Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. 2021. [online]. 2021 [cit. 2021-10-24]. Dostupné z: https://www.mzp.cz/cz/zmena_klimatu_adaptacni_strategie JONES, J. A. A. Global Hydrology: Processes, Resources, and Environmental Management. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 0-582-09861-0

Recommended literature:

Water in the city - Methodology for rainwater management in relation to green infrastructure. ČVUT Praha 2021, 204 str. [online]. 2021 [cit. 2021-10-24]. Dostupné z: https://vodavemeste.cz EEA 2020 signals - Europe towards zero pollution. ISBN: 978-92-9480-336-8. [online]. 2021 [cit. 2021-10-24]. Dostupné z: https://www.eea.europa.eu/cs/publications/evropa-smerem-k-nulovemu-znecisteni Catalog of nature-friendly measures for water retention in the landscape - Annex 1, activities to support the performance of state administration in the field of drought. VÚV TGM. 2018. [online]. 2021 [cit. 2021-10-24]. Dostupné z: http://www.suchovkrajine.cz/sites/default/files/vystup/p1_katalog_opatreni_0.pdf BLANCHE, V. Learning to Live with Climate Change. Taylor & Francis; Routledge, 2022. ISBN: 978-0-367-44126-5. DOI: 10.4324/9780367441265

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Presentation of seminar papers, discussion of the curriculum. Study results will be verified in a combined way (test and oral supplementation). The course is completed by graded credit.

E-learning

Other requirements

Compulsory participation in exercises. In the exercises, activity, independence, the ability to search and process information incl. foreign sources.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Anthropocene - consequences and causes for cycles on a global and local scale. 2. Climate change - causes and consequences, skepticism and evidence (Paris Agreement, Green Agreement for Europe). 3. Availability of freshwater resources, lack of water, onslaught on water resources, structure of water consumption in the world and in the Czech Republic. Water footprint - balance and impact approach, virtual water. 4. Drought - examples, preparatory measures against drought and examples of measures taken during drought and water scarcity. 5. Regulatory measures in case of drought - interconnection of water mains, increasing of water reservoir volumes. 6. Water and water balance and drought. 7. Flood information system POVIS and digital flood plans. 8. Thermal pollution, dissolved oxygen in waters - importance, support of fish life, legislative and technical solutions. 9. Acidification and trophization of water - causes, impacts, possible ways of solution. 10. Progressive and economical irrigation systems. 11. Hydric reclamation - effects on microclimate, air quality, water and soil ecosystems. 12. Drainage structures - effects on microclimate, water and soil ecosystems and solutions in relation to drought. 13. Mitigation and adaptation measures, legislative and technical solutions. 14. International cooperation in the field of water management, current goals of international and national river basin management plans, water management planning in the context of climate change.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Compulsory participation in exercises. In the exercises, activity, independence, the ability to search and process information incl. foreign sources.

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