Paolo Burlando: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Paolo Burlando
FieldHydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft
Address
Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss.
ETH Zürich, HIF D 87.2
Laura-Hezner-Weg 7
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 38 12
E-mailpaolo.burlando@ifu.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
102-0293-AALHydrology
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
3 credits6RP. Burlando
AbstractDiese Lehrveranstaltung führt in die Ingenieur-Hydrologie ein. Zuerst werden Grundlagen zur Beschreibung und Messung hydrologischer Vorgänge (Niederschlag, Rückhalt, Verdunstung, Abfluss, Erosion, Schnee) vermittelt, anschliessend wird in grundlegende mathematische Modelle zur Modellierung einzelner Prozesse und der Niederschlag-Abfluss-Relation eingeführt, inkl. Hochwasser-Analyse.
ObjectiveKenntnis der Grundzüge der Hydrologie. Kennenlernen von Methoden, zur Abschätzung hydrologischer Grössen, die zur Dimensionierung von Wasserbauwerken und für die Nutzung von Wasserresourcen relevant sind.
ContentDer hydrologische Kreislauf: globale Wasserressourcen, Wasserbilanz, räumliche und zeitliche Dimension der hydrologischen Prozesse.

Niederschlag: Niederschlagsmechanismen, Regenmessung, räumliche/zeitliche Verteilung des Regens, Niederschlagsregime, Punktniederschlag/Gebietsniederschlag, Isohyeten, Thiessenpolygon, Extremniederschlag, Dimensionierungsniederschlag.

Interzeption: Messung und Schätzung.

Evaporation und Evapotranspiration: Prozesse, Messung und Schätzung, potentielle und effektive Evapotranspiration, Energiebilanzmethode, empirische Methode.

Infiltration: Messung, Horton-Gleichung, empirische und konzeptionelle Methoden, F-index und Prozentuale Methode, SCS-CN Methode.

Einzugsgebietscharakteristik: Morphologie der Einzugsgebiets, topografische und unterirdische Wasserscheide, hypsometrische Kurve, Gefälle, Dichte des Entwässerungsnetzes.

Oberflächlicher und oberflächennaher Abfluss: Hortonischer Oberflächenabfluss, gesättigter Oberflächenabfluss, Abflussmessung, hydrologische Regimes, Jahresganglinien, Abflussganglinie von Extremereignissen, Abtrennung des Basisabflusses, Direktabfluss, Schneeschmelze, Abflussregimes, Abflussdauerkurve.

Stoffabtrag und Stofftransport: Erosion im Einzugsgebiet, Bodenerosion durch Wasser, Berechnung der Bodenerosion, Grundlagen des Sedimenttransports.

Schnee und Eis: Scnheeeigenschaften und -messungen Schätzung des Scnheeschmelzprozesses durch die Energiebilanzmethode, Abfluss aus Schneeschmelze, Temperatur-Index- und Grad-Tag-Verfahren.

Niederschlag-Abfluss-Modelle (N-A): Grundlagen der N-A Modelle, Lineare Modelle und das Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph (IUH) Konzept, linearer Speicher, Nash Modell.

Hochwasserabschätzung: empirische Formeln, Hochwasserfrequenzanalyse, Regionalisierungtechniken,
indirekte Hochwasserabschätzung mit N-A Modellen, Rational Method.
Lecture notesEin internes Skript ist zur Verfügung (kostenpflichtig, nur Herstellungskosten)

Die Kopie der Folien zur Vorlesung können auf den Webseiten der Professur für Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft herunterladen werden
LiteratureChow, V.T., D.R. Maidment und L.W. Mays (1988) Applied Hydrology, New York u.a., McGraw-Hill.
Dingman, S.L., (1994) Physical Hydrology, 2nd ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall
Dyck, S. und G. Peschke (1995) Grundlagen der Hydrologie, 3. Aufl., Berlin, Verlag für Bauwesen.
Maniak, U. (1997) Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft, eine Einführung für Ingenieure, Springer, Berlin.
Manning, J.C. (1997) Applied Principles of Hydrology, 3. Aufl., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall.
Prerequisites / NoticeVorbereitend zu Hydrologie I sind die Vorlesungen in Statistik. Der Inhalt, der um ein Teil der Übungen zu behandeln und um ein Teil der Vorlesungen zu verstehen notwendig ist, kann zusammengefasst werden, wie hintereinander es beschrieben wird:
Elementare Datenverarbeitung: Hydrologische Messungen und Daten, Datenreduzierung (grafische Darstellungen und numerische Kenngrössen).
Frequenzanalyse: Hydrologische Daten als Zufallsvariabeln, Wiederkehrperiode, Frequenzfaktor, Wahrscheinlichkeitspapier, Anpassen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsverteilungen, parametrische und nicht-parametrische Tests, Parameterschätzung.
102-0474-AALIntroduction to Water Resources Management
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
4 credits4RP. Burlando, P. Molnar
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to the basics of water resources analysis and management covering the topics of water demand vs availability, reservoir design, aquatic physics, water quality and pollution, water resources protection and remediation in rivers, lakes and aquifers, sustainable and integrated water resources management.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the basics of water resources management based on physical and chemical processes; principle of sustainability. Ability to carry out rough hand calculations.
ContentAquatic physics: flow in rivers, lakes and groundwater bodies
Time scales and orders of magnitude
River morphology and sediment transport
Water quality: Requirements, relevant pollutants, sources and transport of pollutants, Streeter-Phelps equation, thermal pollution
Water resources management: Structure of supply and demand, options for closing gap, reservoir design, groundwater storage, intrabasin transfers.
Protection of water resources, remediation and renaturalization
Variability, sotchastics and risk. Droughts.
Sustainability: Definitions, examples for non-sustainable practices
Water problems of developing countries, water and agriculture, socio-economic context
All aspects are illustrated with examples. The exercises are mainly based on analytical formulae. A few exercises require the use of the computer.
Lecture notesHandouts and ppts
102-0474-00LIntroduction to Water Resources Management4 credits4GP. Burlando
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to the basics of water resources analysis and management covering the topics of water demand vs availability, water exploitation and reservoir design, aquatic physics, water quality and pollution, water conservation and remediation in rivers, lakes and aquifers, sustainable water use. The course will be complemented by a few guest lectures.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the basics of water resources management based on physical and chemical processes; principle of sustainability
ContentIntroduction: Overview water cycle, terms, global water situation, demand-supply, role of water management, sustainability, and Integrated Water Resources Management
General concepts of water resources management.
Estimation of water resources demand, hydrological deficit
Introduction to Time Series Analysis and Stochastic Modelling,
Linear Stochastic Models, Thomas-Fiering model
Droughts: Definition, Identification, quantitative analysis, water abstraction, impact, mitigation.
Run of river water abstraction.
Reservoir design (Rippl, Probability), Simulation, Reservoir reliability (Moran's method)
Aquatic physics: Flow phenomena in river, lake, estuary, groundwater, time constants, tracer transport, environmental tracers
River and basin morphology and interaction with infrastructure
River restoration: Alpenrhein case study
Water quality: Pollutants and effects, standards, water quality classification, water chemistry, BOD-DO model, Streeter Phelps Model eutrophication of lakes, nitrate problem
Water resources protection and remediation: rivers, lakes, and groundwater
Lecture notesHandouts on homepage
102-0488-00LWater Resources Management3 credits2GP. Burlando, D. Anghileri
AbstractModern engineering approach to problems of sustainable water resources, planning and management of water allocation requires the understanding of modelling techniques that allow to account for comprehensive water uses (thereby including ecological needs) and stakeholders needs, long-term analysis and optimization. The course presents the most relevant approaches to address these problems.
ObjectiveThe course provides the essential knowledge and tools of water resources planning and management. Core of the course are the concepts of data analysis, simulation, optimization and reliability assessment in relation to water projects and sustainable water resources management.
ContentThe course is organized in four parts.
Part 1 is a general introduction to the purposes and aims of sustainable water resources management, problem understanding and tools identification.
Part 2 recalls Time Series Analysis and Linear Stochastic Models. An introduction to Nonlinear Time Series Analysis and related techniques will then be made in order to broaden the vision of how determinism and stochasticity might sign hydrological and geophysical variables.
Part 3 deals with the optimal allocation of water resources and introduces to several tools traditionally used in WRM, such as linear and dynamic programming. Special attention will be devoted to optimization (deterministic and stochastic) and compared to simulation techniques as design methods for allocation of water resources in complex and competitive systems, with focus on sustainability and stakeholders needs.
Part 4 will introduce to basic indexes used in economical and reliability analyses, and will focus on multicriteria analysis methods as a tool to assess the reliability of water systems in relation to design alternatives.
Lecture notesA copy of the lecture handouts will be available on the webpage of the course. Complementary documentation in the form of scientific and technical articles, as well as excerpts from books will be also made available.
LiteratureA number of book chapters and paper articles will be listed and suggested to read. They will also be part of discussion during the oral examination.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuggested relevant courses: Hydrologie I (or a similar content course) and Wasserhaushalt (Teil "Wasserwirtschaft", 4. Sem. UmweltIng., or a similar content course) for those students not belonging to Environmental Engineering.
118-0111-00LSustainability and Water Resources Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 16.

Suitable for MSc and PhD students.
Automatic admittance is given to students of MAS Sustainable Water Resources. All other registrations accepted until capacity is reached.
3 credits2GD. Molnar, P. Burlando
AbstractThe block course on Sustainability and Water Resources features invited experts from a range of disciplines, who present their experiences working with sustainability issues related to water resources. The students are exposed to many different perspectives, and learn how to critically evaluate sustainability issues with respect to water resources management.
ObjectiveThe course provides the students with background information on sustainability in relation to water resources within an international and multidisciplinary framework. The lectures challenge the students to consider sustainability and the importance of water availability and water scarcity in a changing world, at the same time preparing them to face the challenges of the future, e.g. climate and land use change, increased water use and population growth.
ContentThe course offers the students the opportunity to learn about sustainability and water resources in a multi-disciplinary fashion, with a focus on case studies from around the world. Selected topics include: Sustainability Issues in Water Resources, the EU Water Framework Directive, Mining in Latin America, Environmental Flows, and Water Quality Issues. Group exercises, which encourage debate and discussion, are an important component of the course. For more information, please visit http://www.mas-swr.ethz.ch/education/courses/core-courses/sustainability-and-water-resources.html
Prerequisites / NoticeFor further information, contact the MAS coordinator, Darcy Molnar (darcy.molnar@ifu.baug.ethz.ch)
118-0113-00LWater Governance: Challenges and Solutions Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants is limited to 16.

Suitable for MSc and PhD Students. Automatic admittance is given to students of the MAS in Sustainable Water Resources. All other registrations are accepted until capacity is reached.
1 credit2GP. Burlando, D. Molnar
AbstractThe block course on "Water Governance: Challenges and Solutions" features invited experts with backgrounds in international relations, law, politics, and diplomacy. Through theoretical input and case studies, students learn about the realities of water conflicts and the intricacies of cooperation and diplomacy.
ObjectiveThe course provides students with insights into the complex realities of addressing water conflicts with sustainable solutions that promote cooperation.
ContentThe course offers students the opportunity to learn from experts who have worked on domestic and transboundary river basin issues, both in Europe and internationally. Through case studies and group exercises, students gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of water governance and current global challenges. Topics that will be addressed include stakeholder involvement, institutional legal frameworks, and solutions for cooperation.
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse details at: http://www.mas-swr.ethz.ch/education/courses/core-courses/water-governance--challenges-and-solutions.html

For further information, contact the MAS coordinator, Darcy Molnar (darcy.molnar@ifu.baug.ethz.ch)