In this course, you will learn :
- To investigate a river (watershed) and a problem area (project level) at large spatial scales (from source to sea), taking into account historical trends and long-term horizons;
- Recognize a river as a system with upstream and downstream relationships between human intervention and water levels.
- To comprehend how stakeholders participate in river basin management processes and, in some cases, influence design changes.
- Discover the potential role of landscape design in accommodating various societal functions, including water safety, over short and long time horizons; comprehend the complexities of combining water safety, governance, and spatial quality aspects into a single integrated programme with a long-term planning perspective.
- Introduction: the river as persona Scale: Watershed (Inter)Disciplinary perspective: integrated problem focus
- A water safety issue? Scale: From watershed to project scales Disciplinary perspective: Hydraulic Engineering
- A governance issue? Scale: Project scale (problem area) Disciplinary perspective: governance
- A spatial quality issue? Scale: Project scale (problem area) Disciplinary perspective: spatial design
- Room for rivers: an integrated approach Scale: Watershed (Inter)Disciplinary perspective: program architecture