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Urban ecohydrology

6 LP

English

#61101 / #1

WS 2017/18 - SS 2018

Fakultät VI

BH 8-1

Institut für Ökologie

36342100 FG Ökohydrologie und Landschaftsbewertung

Paton, Eva

Paton, Eva

eva.paton@tu-berlin.de

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2347266 39033 Urban ecohydrology

Learning Outcomes

Students are able to present the wide range of aspect in urban ecohydrology including the specific properties of the urban water cycle, urban rainfall pattern and water availalbility, sustainable drainage, green infrastructure (green roofs and facades) and the specific ecohydrologcial requirements of urban green. They are able to use simple modelling of urban water systems for the calculation of rainwater management options. The module comprise: hard skills: 30 %, analytical skills: 30 %, system skills: 20 %, sozial skills: 20 %

Content

The modul urban ecohydrology contains a theoretical part which comprises all aspects related to the urban water cycle including urban rainfall pattern, water availability, groundwater recharge, urban rivers and drainage (traditional and sustainable approaches), and the specific requirements for urban green including urban rainwater gardens, green roofs and facades and aspects of water shortage and heat stress on urban green conditions. Specific requirements of mega-cities and urban areas in developing countries will be assessed. In a practical part of the module, students will learn how to use simple modelling software for the calculation of greywater use and for the configuration of sustainable drainage systems including sustainable rainwater management. In the excursion part, students will get the chance to visit and study different elements of urban water, including e.g. excursions to a sewage treatment plant, the implementations of the water framework directive for urban rivers, integrated rain and grey water management of office blocks, and green wall installations (excursions will vary according to the availability of invited guides).

Module Components

Pflichtgruppe:

All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Exercises and excursions in urban ecohydrology UE 3634 L 9253 SS No information 2
Urban ecohydrology IV 3634 L 9252 WS English 2

Workload and Credit Points

Exercises and excursions in urban ecohydrology (UE):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h (~3 LP)

Urban ecohydrology (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h (~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

In the course 'Urban ecohydrology' there will be a lecture part which will be evaluated with a test in the mid-term and a presenation part where students will get the chance to present a topic of their choise within the frame of urban ecohydrology. It is expected that students compile the latest knowledge on their specific topic using recent research articles from scientific journals. In the course 'Exercises and excursions' the students will visit several sites (approx. 4-6 per term) across Berlin to get to know different forms and practises in urban ecohydrology and will be involved in preparing these excursions.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Students will have to have finished the course 'Urban ecohydrology' before they register for the course 'Exercises and excursions in urban ecohydrology' (hardship exepctions apply, for example for exchange students who are only for one term at the TU Berlin).

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion

Grading:

ungraded

Type of exam:

Portfolio examination

Language:

English

Typ of portfolio examination

No information

Test elements

Name Categorie Duration/Extent
Präsentation 1 oral 20 Min
Referat 1 oral 20 Min
Test 1 written 60 Min

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

In the course 'Urban ecohydrology' there will be a lecture part which will be evaluated with a test in the mid-term and a presenation part where students will get the chance to present a topic of their choise within the frame of urban ecohydrology. In the course 'Exercises and excursions', there will be compulsory attendance of at least 4 out of 6 excursions and the students will be involved in preparing these excursions by giving short presentation.

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in 2 semesters.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 35.

Registration Procedures

Über Quispos

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

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Literature

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