1. Introduction to IWRM
1.1. Concept and objectives of sustainable development.
1.2. Global environmental problems.
1.3. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
1.4. Introduction to the EU Water Policy.
2. Legislative and institutional framework-The WFD
2.2. Key points of the WFD.
3. Status of waters – Classes of water quality - Reference conditions, typology, and water bodies
3.2. Classes of water quality.
3.3. Integrated water quality monitoring.
3.5. Type-specific reference conditions.
3.6. Typology of streams.
3.7. Surface water bodies.
3.8. Heavily modified water bodies.
3.9. Artificial water bodies.
3.10. Water bodies at risk.
4. Analysis of the pressures and impacts on water bodies
4.1. The Aim of the Pressures and Impacts Analyse.
4.2. The objectives to be considered in the pressures and impacts analysis.
4.3. Key elements of a pressures and impacts analysis.
4.4. Assessment of the risk of non-compliance with WFD objectives.
4.5. Reporting the results of the analyses – The IMPRESS Report for each RBD.
5. Modelling and Decision Support Systems ( DSS ) in IWRM
5.2. Hydrological models.
5.3. Hydrodynamic models.
5.4. Water quality – biological models.
6. Rivers-Estuaries: Water quality modelling
6.1. Introduction and principles.
6.2. Water quality modelling in rivers-estuaries.
6.3. Case studies.
7. Rivers-Estuaries: River restoration
7.1. Principles of river restoration.
7.2. More space for the river”. Longitudinal and lateral connectivity.
7.3. Case studies.
8. Lakes-Reservoirs: IWRM in lakes
8.1. Introduction and principles.
8.2. Water quality modelling in lakes.
8.3. The case study-Plastiras lake.
9. IWRM in urban areas
9.1. IDF curves. Design precipitation. Design flood. Short – term forecast of floods in urban areas.
9.2. Flood control in urban areas.
9.3. Water balance in urban areas.
9.4. Water quality in urban areas.
9.5. Mathematical modeling of urban fluxes.
10. Groundwater management
10.1. Identification, delineation and description of groundwater bodies.
10.2. Aquifer water balance.
10.3. Assessment of human impact on groundwater. Risk not fulfilling the environmental objectives according to WFD.
10.4. Mathematical modelling of groundwater management.
11. Economical analysis of water use
11.1. Scope of economical analysis. Principles.
11.2. Economic mechanisms in water resources field and in water supply and wastewater public services.
12. Presentation and analysis of a RBMP
12.1. Introduction and principles.
12.2. Case study.