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Course Name
Turkish Çevresel Havza Planlaması
English Envirn. Plan. of Catchment Areas
Course Code
CEV 428E Credit Lecture
Semester 8
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Melike Gürel
Alpaslan Ekdal
Course Objectives To introduce and put together various elements of water quality management concepts, and natural/manmade territorial characteristics/facts in a broad perspective to plan and manage water resources in such a way as to maintain their sustainability

To set the fundamentals for analyzing catchment areas and to introduce basic concepts to formulate relatively long term solutions for water quality management with a holistic approach, where the water resource is assessed together with its hinterland
Course Description ntroduction to catchment area planning. Elements of catchment area planning. Physical and natural characteristics. Socio-demographical characteristics: population, developments, land use. Sources of pollution: point sources, diffuse sources, waste loads. Water quality classifications and evaluations. Legislative and managerial aspects. Example of catchment plans. Scenarios for pollution control and management.
Course Outcomes Students who pass this course;
I. Learn the basic concepts of watershed management
II. Learn to use the natural and physical characteristics of a watershed for planning purposes
III. Learn to convert socio-demographic data to knowledge and use those for planning
IV. Learn to estimate pollutant loads at catchment areas and evaluate them for pollution control.
V. Learn to classify water quality and assess water resources with regard to beneficial use s by using the water quality-related basic concepts learnt in previous courses.
VI. Learn the relationship between watershed management/planning and administrative and legislative structure.
VII. View management and planning case studies for watersheds with different characteristics.
VIII. Apply integration on a selected watershed by following the steps of a watershed planning study and report the whole process.
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