|Description||Water is, in terms of time and space, unevenly distributed over the earth. Water management facilities aim at making water resources safer with regard to human needs - safer in a sence of availability
(e.g. reservoirs, piplines) and protection (e.g. dams against damaging floods). Such facilities often are essential parts of the physical infrastructure of a country; they usually are cost intensive,
highly permanent and sometimes heavily debated.
The course makes acquainted with the purpose, design and potential impact of typical water management facilities in order to enable the participants to integrate appropriate facilities into a given planning context,
assess their benefits and probable side effects or solve problems with existing schemes.
The course deals with:
- Issues of water demand, scarcety and availability,
- Facilites of irrigation agriculture (since agriculture is by far the biggest water user),
- Examples of complex systems integrating various types of water management facilities,
- Potentially undesirable side effects of water management facilities and their remediation.