819308 Solution of conflicts between ecological integrity and engineering of rivers

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mader, Helmut
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Focus near natural hydraulic engineering:
- Documentation of ecological interactions between measures and environment
- ecological functioning of river types
- Leitbild
- monitoring

Focus flood protection:
- Ecological oriented solutions of flood protection works vis examples from Austria and Germany
- flood detention basin vs. river continuum - methods & measures

Focus river continuum:
- impact of migration barriers
- problem solving, measures and methods for reestablishing organism-migration longitudinal/lateral/vertical

Focus minimum ecological flow:
- ecological impacts of water abstractions
- river type specific determination of minimum flow

Focus hydropeaking:
- ecological impacts of hydro peaking
- ecological oriented measures for reduction of peaking effects

Previous knowledge expected

basic knowledge in hydro-engineering, hydraulics, hydrobiology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completition of the seminar course, the students
- have aquired an understanding for the interaction between hydro-enineering measures and the environment
- are able to identify impacts of measures on foreign rights
- are able to identify litigants
- know problem solving strategies and can use them during licencing processes
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.