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Modelling of Water Conditions in the Landscape

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Course Unit Code546-0154/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
DVO203doc. Ing. Tomáš Dvorský, Ph.D. Paed.IGIP
The course introduces students to basic modeling tools and methods for creating a suitable model of water levels, either watercourse or reservoir in landscape. Part of the subject will be concrete application of modeling of real watercourse and reservoir together with flow simulation. The subject further discusses the possibilities of modeling water levels in solving water management and environmental issues.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
At the end of the course students should be able to understand basic modeling tools and methods used for water level modeling. They will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to specific watercourses or reservoirs and will be able to discuss the use of modeling in solving water and environmental problems.
Course Contents
1. Introduction
2. Watercourses in the landscape
3. Basics of open channel hydraulics
4. Water management tanks
5. Basics of water reservoir hydraulics
6. Basic hydraulic models
7. Selection and acquisition of data, selection of suitable software tools for modeling
8. Introduction to GIS software for data preparation
9. Preparation of raw data using GIS software for subsequent use
10. Introduction to HEC-RAS modeling software
11. Analysis of hydraulic conditions
12. Visualization of modeled water levels
13. Legislation in the field of watercourses and water management tanksě
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
STURM T.W. 2001 Open Channel Hydraulics. McGraw-Hill, New York, 493 s., ISBN 0-07-06445-3
JANDORA, Jan, Vlastimil STARA a Miloš STARÝ. Hydraulika a hydrologie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2002. ISBN 80-214-2204-1.
HRÁDEK, František a Petr KUŘÍK. Hydrologie. V Praze: Česká zemědělská univerzita, 2004dotisk. ISBN 80-213-0950-4.
NACHÁZEL, Karel, Miloš STARÝ a Jiří ZEZULÁK. Využití metod umělé inteligence ve vodním hospodářství. Praha: Academia, 2004. Česká matice technická, č. spisu 497, roč. 109 (2004). ISBN 80-200-0229-4.
STURM T.W. Open Channel Hydraulics. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2001, 493 s., ISBN 0-07-06445-3.
Recommended Reading:
BEVEN, K., 2001. Rainfall-Runoff Modelling The Primer. John Wiley & Sons Ldt., Chichester, 360 s., ISBN 0-471-98553-8.
BRUNNER, G.W. (2016) HEC-RAS River Analysis System User's Manual (On-Line) Available from
HAVLÍK, Vladimír. Matematické modelování neustáleného proudění. Praha: České vysoké učení technické, 1992. ISBN 80-01-00764-2.
SHAW, M.,E.: Hydrology in Practice. Routledge, 2004, s 569, ISBN 0-7487-4448-7.
BEVEN, K. J. Rainfall-runoff modelling: the primer. Chichester: Wiley, c2001. ISBN 0-470-86671-3.
BRUNNER, G.W. (2016): HEC-RAS River Analysis System User's Manual (On-Line) Available from
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 18