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701-1342-00L  Agriculture and Water Quality

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersC. H. Stamm, E. Frossard, W. Richner, H. Singer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractLinking scientific basics of different disciplines with practical question in the context of real-world problems of diffuse pollution due to agriculture.
ObjectiveThis course discusses the application of scientific understanding in the context of real-world situations of diffuse pollution caused by agriculture. It aims at understanding the relevant processes, analysing diffuse pollution and developing mitigation strategies starting from legal requirements regarding water quality.
Content- Diversity of diffuse agrochemical pollution
- Transport of agrochemicals from soils to water bodies
- Development of legal requirements for water quality
- Monitoring strategies
- Mitigation strategies

- Exercises including all major topics
- 1 field excursion
Lecture notesHandouts will be provided including reference list for each topic.
Prerequisites / NoticeSome exercises require R ( and Hydrus-1D ( Both softwares are free public domain tools. Hydrus-1D runs on PCs but runs also on emulated PC environments on Mac.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. H. Stamm, E. Frossard, W. Richner, H. Singer
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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701-1342-00 GAgriculture and Water Quality3 hrs
Tue15-18HG D 7.1 »
28.04.17-18HG F 26.3 »
17-18HG F 26.5 »
C. H. Stamm, E. Frossard, W. Richner, H. Singer


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