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  • Water Management and Environment (E045860)

    Valid as from the academic year 2015-2016


    Lecturers in academic year 2017-2018

    Kortenhaus, Andreas TW15 lecturer-in-charge

    Course offerings and teaching methods in academic year 2017-2018

    A (semester 1) Dutch group work 15.0 hguided self-study 30.0 h

    B (semester 1) English lecture 30.0 hseminar: coached 5.0 hgroup work 10.0 h

    Offered in the following programmes in 2017-2018 crdts offering

    Bridging Programme Master of Science in Civil Engineering 5 ABridging Programme Master of Science in Civil Engineering 5 BMaster of Science in Civil Engineering 5 AMaster of Science in Civil Engineering 5 B

    Dutch, English

    water management, environmental friendly constructions, sediment transport, windwaves, tides, tidal rivers, water quality, wetlands

    The course aims to provide profound insight in the different aspects of watermanagement, open channel and coastal hydraulics using an environmental friendlyapproach (integrated water management, water quality, ...).This course contributes to the following educational competences of the bachelorprogramme: MaB.1.4, MaB.1.8, MaB.2.1, MaB.3.2, MaB.4.1, MaB.5.1, MaB.5.2, MaB.5.3, MaB.6.1, MaB.6.2.

    Water managementFlood managementRegulation of flood wavesWater qualityEnvironmental friendly structuresWavesTides and tidal riversSediment transport and river morphologyScheldt estuaryHydrology of wetlands

    Courses 'Transport Phenomena' and 'Hydraulics 1' succesfully completed, or haveacquired the necessary skills in a different way.

    1CONCEPTS: Flood management, water quality, hydrology of wetlands2CONCEPTS: European Water Framework Directive; environmentally friendly1structures

    Contact hrsStudy time 150 hCredits 5.0

    Teaching languages


    Position of the course


    Initial competences

    Final competences

    (nominal values; actual values may depend on programme)

    45.0 h

    Course size


  • Access to this course unit via a credit contract is determined after successful competencesassessment

    This course unit cannot be taken via an exam contract

    end-of-term evaluation and continuous assessment

    examination during the second examination period is possible in modified form


    Guided self-study, group work, lecture, seminar: coached exercises

    3INSIGHT: Schelde estuary4INSIGHT: waves5INSIGHT: tides and tides in rivers6INSIGHT: sediment transport7SKILLS: Regulation of flood waves8SKILLS: Design of sandtraps9SKILLS: Simulation of tides in a river

    Syllabus, costs: to be disclosed

    Cartwright, D.E. (1999): Tides : a scientific history. Cambridge University Press.CUR (2000): Natuurvriendelijke oevers: oeverbeschermingsmaterialen. Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat, CUR-publicatie 205, Stichting CUR, Gouda, Nederland.Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991): Water wave mechanics for engineers andscientists. Singapore: World Scientific.FLOODsite (2009): Flood risk assessment and flood risk management. Anintroduction and guidance based on experiences and findings of FLOODsite (an EU-funded Integrated Project). Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands, 142 p.Hingray, B.; Picouet, C.; and Musy, A. (2014): Hydrology: A Science for Engineers.CRC Press.Ignar, S.; Grygoruk, M. (2015): Wetlands and Water Framework Directive. SpringerOpen.Meire, P.; Van Dyck, M. (2014): Naar een duurzaam rivierbeheer: hoe herstellen wede ecosysteemdiensten van rivieren? De Schelde als blauwe draad. UPA.van Rijn L.C. (2006): Principles of sediment transport in rivers, estuaries and coastalseas, Aqua Publications, The Netherlands.

    The lecturer is available for feedback and questions after making an appointment(tel/mail), the assistent is available for feedback and questions during the formalcontact hours and/or after making an appointment

    Open book examination, oral examination

    Open book examination, oral examination

    Periodic evaluation (during examination period): oral open-book exam, writtenpreparation.Non-periodic evaluation (during semester): evaluation of reports on projectassignments. Freqency: 3 project assignments. Students submit the three reportsbefore the start of the periodic evaluations, according to the terms announced duringthe lectures and via Minerva. If not submitted all the reports in time, without a validand timely communicated reason for it, then the student will receive a 0 for the non-periodical evaluation. For the non-periodic evaluation, a second chance is only possiblein modified form, if less than 10 in 20 was achieved.

    Conditions for credit contract

    Conditions for exam contract

    Teaching methods

    Learning materials and price


    Course content-related study coaching

    Evaluation methods

    Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the first examination period

    Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the second examination period

    Examination methods in case of permanent evaluation

    Extra information on the examination methods

    Possibilities of retake in case of permanent evaluation

    Calculation of the examination mark


  • The periodic evaluation (oral exam) counts for 60% of the total, the non-periodicevaluation (project work) for 40% of the total (of which each project assignment countsfor one third).If forone of both evaluations (exam or project work) less than 10 (in 20) is scored, thenthis part is counted for 70% and the other part for 30%.



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