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1. General information
Course:
HYDROLOGY AND HYDROLOGIC RESTORATION OF FORESTS
Code:
62325
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
365 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
601 - E.T.S. AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS AND MOUNTS AB
Group(s):
10 
Year:
3
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: MANUEL ESTEBAN LUCAS BORJA - Group(s): 10 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
ETS Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes. Edificio Manuel Alonso Peña. Planta alta, 1º módulo.
CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA AGROFORESTAL Y GENÉTICA
926053400
manuelesteban.lucas@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

It is recommended that students have previously acquired knowledge in the following specific subjects: hydraulics, construction and concrete structures, pedology and climatology, forestry, reforestation, environmental impact assessment, forest ecology, forest management and forest planning.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Hydrological-forestry restoration comprises the set of actions required to protect the soil against erosion, defend the territory against drought and floods, increase the water supply capacity and contribute to the conservation and improvement of the functionality of the soil. Furthermore, hydrological-forestry restoration contributes to the creation of rural employment, to the conservation and improvement of biodiversity, to the mitigation of climate change by increasing carbon sinks, and to the improvement of the landscape and recreational value of the mountains. The main forest hydrological restoration actions consist of the execution of reforestation, correction or hydrotechnical works and forest improvement treatments. The hydrological-forestry restoration techniques are based on the fundamentals of forest hydrology, considered as a speciality of hydrology that studies the relationship between water and soil, within the framework of work that constitutes the forests and mountains and consist mainly of the implementation of plant cover, the implementation of hydrotechnologies and the implementation of forestry treatments aimed at improving the ecological functionality of forests, with special attention to the protection and formation of soil. Therefore, hydrology and hydrological-forestry restoration represent an important discipline in the new curricula and new qualifications of the degree courses in Forestry and Environmental Engineering (GIFMN). This subject requires many other basic support subjects (due to its interdisciplinary nature), as well as knowledge of other more specific and specialized subjects related to the following subjects:
1ST COURSE:
- Physics
- Forest Botany
2ND COURSE
- Soil science and climatology
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Forest Ecology
- Forestry buildings and facilities
3RD COURSE
- Forestry
- Hydraulics
4TH COURSE
- Reforestation
- Projects and territorial planning
- Forest management and certification
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4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E16 Ability to know, understand and use the principles of Forest Hydraulics
E36 Ability to know, understand and use the principles of Hydrology and Hydrological-Forestry Restoration
G05 Organizational and planning skills
G06 Information management capacity
G07 Problem solving
G10 Teamwork
G21 Ability to apply knowledge in practice
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
To know how to design hydrological-forestry restoration and correction measures for the conservation of soil, vegetation and watercourses
To analyze the elements of the river basin and its relationship with the hydrological cycle.
To know the hydrological cycle and the methods for its study.
Additional outcomes
Description
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Preliminary concepts. Soil-water-plant interactions
  • Unit 2: Introduction to surface hydrology
  • Unit 3: The physical complex of Cuenca and its morphometry
  • Unit 4: The drainage network
  • Unit 5: The rainfall regime
  • Unit 6: Extreme precipitation calculation
  • Unit 7: Runoff calculation. Rational Method, Number of the Curve and Garcia Nájera's Formula. Hydrological modeling with HEC-HMS
  • Unit 8: Longitudinal and transverse hydrotechnics in basin restoration
  • Unit 9: Forest management in the framework of forest hydrological restoration Hydrological-forestry restoration of burned areas.
  • Unit 10: Basin Management Projects. Hydrological-forestry restoration projects.
  • Unit 11: Erosion control plans.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

The agenda is distributed in blocks as follows:
Block I: Topics 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Block II: Themes 5, 6 and 7.
Block III: Topics 8, 9, 10 and 11.
The relationship between the contents of the report and the subjects of the course is as follows:
- Content: Surface hydrology. The movement of water on the surface: Topic 1 and 2
- Content: The watershed. Theme 3
- Content: Classification and administrative management of basins. Topic 3 and 4
- Content: The rainfall regime in the basin. Topic 5 and 6
- Content: Water runoff in the basin. Topic 7
- Contents: Hydrotechnics of the restoration of basins. Terraces. Dikes, complementary hydrotechnics (reservoirs, earthen dams, curved dikes). Topic 8 and 9
- Content: Evaluation of investments in agro-hydrological basin management. Item 10 and 11
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7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E16 E36 G05 G06 G07 G10 G21 1.15 31.05 Y N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Projects based learning E16 E36 G05 G06 G07 G10 G21 1.11 29.97 Y N
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E16 E36 G05 G06 G07 G10 G21 0.22 5.94 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods E16 E36 3.37 90.99 Y N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E16 E36 G05 G06 G07 G10 G21 0.15 4.05 N N
Total: 6 162
Total credits of in-class work: 2.63 Total class time hours: 71.01
Total credits of out of class work: 3.37 Total hours of out of class work: 90.99

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Progress Tests 40.00% 50.00%
Theoretical papers assessment 50.00% 50.00%
Assessment of active participation 10.00% 0.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    There will be progress tests in each of the blocks and practical work that will allow the student to pass the subject through the continuous assessment system. The subject block that is failed must be recovered in the ordinary final test of the evaluation. If more than two blocks are failed or the student does not take the continuous assessment system, the three subject blocks as a whole must be passed in the ordinary exam. In the framework of the subject, it will be valued positively:

    - the student's attendance, attitude and participation in class
    - the resolution of theoretical assumptions and questions or problems related to the subject previously presented by the teacher
    - correct oral and written expression, and the use of scientific and technical forestry language
    - the degree of achievement of the most important results and conclusions in the report drawn up by each group
    - the student's attitude and participation in classes and data collection
    - the correct expression and use of scientific and technical forestry language
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
In the ordinary call, the three thematic blocks will be evaluated as a whole and those students who have not passed the subject through the continuous assessment system or the blended learning system must attend
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 11): Preliminary concepts. Soil-water-plant interactions
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 2 (de 11): Introduction to surface hydrology
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 3.7

Unit 3 (de 11): The physical complex of Cuenca and its morphometry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 3
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7

Unit 4 (de 11): The drainage network
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 3
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2

Unit 5 (de 11): The rainfall regime
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7

Unit 6 (de 11): Extreme precipitation calculation
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 4
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7

Unit 7 (de 11): Runoff calculation. Rational Method, Number of the Curve and Garcia Nájera's Formula. Hydrological modeling with HEC-HMS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 3
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7

Unit 8 (de 11): Longitudinal and transverse hydrotechnics in basin restoration
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 6
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.6

Unit 9 (de 11): Forest management in the framework of forest hydrological restoration Hydrological-forestry restoration of burned areas.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7

Unit 10 (de 11): Basin Management Projects. Hydrological-forestry restoration projects.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.7

Unit 11 (de 11): Erosion control plans.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 1
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 9.8
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
 
Andrés Martínez Azagra Hidrologia Forestal. El ciclo hidrológico Universidad de Valladolid 84-7762-588-3 1996 Ficha de la biblioteca
Francisco Javier Aparicio Mijares Fundamentos de hidrología de superficie Limusa 968-18-3014-8 1992 Ficha de la biblioteca
Leonardo S. Nanía y Manuel Gómez Valentín Ingeniería hidrológica Grupo Editorial Universitario 84-8491-428-3 2004 Ficha de la biblioteca
Pablo A. García-Chevesich Procesos de Control de la erosión Outskirts Press, Inc. 978-1-4327-2695-9 2008  
Rafael Muñoz Carpena Hidrología Agroforestal Mundiprensa 84-8476-245-9 2005 Ficha de la biblioteca
Victor Miguel Ponce Engineering Hydrology. Principles and practices Prontice Hall 0-13-315466-1 1989  



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