PTCE3038 Syllabus - Watershed Conservation And Management - 2023 Regulation Anna University

PTCE3038 Syllabus - Watershed Conservation And Management - 2023 Regulation Anna University

PTCE3038

WATERSHED CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
• To provide the technical and sociological understanding of a watershed.
• To provide a comprehensive discourse on the engineering practices of watershed management for realizing the higher benefits.

UNIT I

WATERSHED CONCEPTS

9

Watershed – Definition, Need and Elements – Principles - Influencing Factors: Geology – Soil – Morphological Characteristics - Toposheet - Delineation – Codification – Prioritization – Watershed Atlas.

UNIT II

SOIL CONSERVATION MEASURES

9

Types of Erosion – Water and Wind Erosion: Causes, Factors, Effects and Management – Soil Conservation Measures: Agronomical and Mechanical – Design of Terraces and Bunds - Estimation of Soil Loss – USLE Equation - Sedimentation.

UNIT III

WATER HARVESTING AND CONSERVATION

9

Yield from a Catchment - Traditional Water Harvesting Techniques – Micro-Catchments - Design of Small Water Harvesting Structures: Farm Ponds, Percolation Tanks, Check dams, Grassed Waterways.

UNIT IV

GIS FOR WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

9

Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System - Role of Decision Support System – Conceptual Models and Case Studies.

UNIT V

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

9

Project Proposal Formulation - Watershed Development Plan – Entry Point Activities – Watershed Economics - Agroforestry – Grassland Management – Wasteland Management – Watershed Approach in Government Programmes – People’s Participation – Evaluation of Watershed Management Programmes – Integrated Watershed Management – Case studies.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOME: On Completion of the course the student is expected to
CO1 Recognize and Interpret the morphological features of a watershed.
CO2 State, design and sketch the soil conservation structures.
CO3 Describe the micro catchment and apply the concepts to design the small water harvesting structures.
CO4 Illustrate the application of modern tools and technology in the management of watershed.
CO5 Classify the management activities and to develop an integrated watershed development plan.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Ghanashyam Das, Hydrology and Soil Conservation Engineering, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi, Second Edition, 2009.
2. Suresh, R. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Standard Publishers and Distributors Private Limited, New Delhi, 2020.

REFERENCES:
1. Glenn O Schwab. etal, Soil and Water Conservation engineering, Wiley India Private Limited, 2009.
2. Heathcote, I. W. Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Practice. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, Second Edition 2009.
3. John G. Lyon, GIS for Water Resources and Watershed Management, CRC Press, 2002.
4. Vijay P. Singh, Donald K. Frevert, Watershed Models, CRC Press, 2005.
5. Vir Singh, Raj, Watershed Planning and Management, Bio- Green Publisher, 2016.

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