The course has as a training objective the knowledge of the processes and methods for understanding and managing hydrological risk. Three main objectives can be identified: Understanding and learning the notions and the concept of risk in its general definition and contextualized to the case of hydrological risks. Understand and learn the methodologies for the study of hydrological processes in preparation for the management of hydrological risks. Understand and learn the main modeling tools useful for defining hazard and hydraulic risk mappings. In addition to the three main objectives, the student will also be trained directly on some soft-skills related to the topics of the course, such as basic IT tools (spreadsheets, GIS) and more advanced hydrological models. Referring to the Dublin descriptors, the learning outcomes learned can be declined as follows: Knowledge and understanding. The student will be stimulated to the knowledge of hydrological processes (precipitations and flow rates) with diversified approaches both classical theoretical and direct understanding and analysis (real-time monitoring of phenomena, illustrative videos, research on the net). Knowledge and understanding applied. The concepts with a more technical and applicative aspect (hydraulic risk mapping) will be consolidated through both traditional (exercises) and design (application of models) practical exercises. Autonomy of judgment and communication skills It will be stimulated through the development of a project for the estimation of hydraulic hazard maps in which the student will be able to evaluate the role of the parameters of the model applied.
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