701-0405-00L  Rivers: Concepts and Methods for Sustainable Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersS. Fink, C. Weber, V. Weitbrecht
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


701-0405-00 GFliessgewässer: Konzepte und Methoden für ein nachhaltiges Management2 hrs
Mon08:15-10:00CHN G 42 »
S. Fink, C. Weber, V. Weitbrecht

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AbstractThis course deals with river ecosystems, their fundamental ecological characteristics, anthropogenic impacts and changes. We discuss concepts and interdisciplinary approaches (hydraulic engineering and ecology) for sustainable management. The students organize themselves in working groups (lecture and moderation of a discussion on a date of choice, writing of a report).
ObjectiveUnderstanding the basics of the functioning of river ecosystems:
- Basics of sustainable management of rivers
- Application of these principles to case studies
- Critical analyses, organization in discussion groups
Content1) Planning, working groups, working methods
2) Water protection act and techniques for moderating discussions
3) Floodplain management and revitalization
4) Altered flow and temperature regimes in rivers and lakes
5) Restoration of sediment dynamics
6) Visitor control/recreational management
7) River widening and ramps
8) Effects of restoration projects
9) Project implementation/realization
10) Fish migration in rivers
11) Rivers under changing climate
12) Peatland protection
13) Conclusion/ evaluation
Lecture notesThemenspezifische Unterlagen (Vorlesung Dozierende, Literatur) werden verteilt und auf Moodle zugänglich gemacht (Link folgt).
LiteratureLiteraturlisten zu den Gruppenarbeiten (Vortrag und Moderation einer ausgewählten Vorlesungsstunde, sowie Bericht) werden abgegeben und auf Moodle zugänglich gemacht (Link folgt).
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents will organize discussion groups (preparation of presentation and moderation, report).
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. Fink, C. Weber, V. Weitbrecht
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

Main linkSämtliche Unterlagen werden auf Moodle publiziert
Only public learning materials are listed.


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Environmental Sciences BachelorEcology and Conservation BiologyWInformation