101-0278-00L  Flood Protection

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersR. Boes, J. Eberli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


101-0278-00 GHochwasserschutz2 hrs
Tue09:45-11:30HIL E 6 »
10:00-12:00ER SA TZ »
26.05.09:45-11:30HIL E 4 »
R. Boes, J. Eberli

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AbstractConcepts and structural measures to prevent or mitigate flood damage, planning methods to implement projects in practice
ObjectiveTo get to know processes leading to flood damage, the different concepts and structural measures allowing to prevent or mitigate flood damage, as well as promising practical planning methods to implement flood protection measures in practice.
ContentExplanation of relevant processes: flooding, aggradation, sedimentations, erosion, debris flows.
Concept of different objectives of protection for various land uses (from rural areas to industrial regions).
General possibilities of flood protection / control.
Land use planning on the basis of hazard zones.
Classical procedures against flood damage with the use of examples such as increase of flow capacity, release structures, flood detention basins, polder.
Property protection as continuative measure.
Considering of overload case, Emergency procedures.
Damage determination and risk analysis.
Management of residual risk.
Conflict of objective during implementation of procedures.
Situatively adjusted approach.
Case studies (group work).
Field trip.
Lecture notesFlood protection script
LiteratureGuidelines of Swiss federal administration (especially Federal Office for the Environment, FOEN)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Boes, J. Eberli
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationGruppenarbeit eines gewählten Fallbeispiels inkl. Dokumentation der Arbeit (10-seitiger Kurzbericht). Zudem gibt es eine schriftliche Lernkontrolle (ohne Unterlagen) am Ende der Vorlesungszeit, welche bestanden werden muss (Note mindestens 4.0), um den Kurs erfolgreich zu absolvieren (Pass-Fail-Kriterium).

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