Hydrogeography

Hydrogeography

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Trobec Tajan

Content

Human interventions in the planetary water balance. Landscape-, economic and ecosystem role of streams. Human interventions into the composition and dynamics of drainage basin. Significance of lakes and wetlands for landscape and ecosystems. Geographical role of ice surfaces. Vulnerability and importance of groundwater; level of pollution. Marine resources and the importance of global marine ecosystems. The global sea ownership. Anthropogenic pressures on the global sea.
Functional evaluation of water resources in Slovenia. Water – strategic commodity of the 21st c. The impact of climate changes on water resources in the world and in Slovenia. Sustainable management of water resources of the planet and those of Slovenia.