Slide background

School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Water Resources Management


School Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Direction Environmental Engineering
Course ID ENVE 436 Semester 8th
Course Category Elective
Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS

Lectures and Lab assignments

T=2, E=0, L=2/2

Course Type Scientific area
Instruction/Exam Language Greek
The course is offered to Erasmus students No
Course URL https//  (In Greek)



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the categories of pollutants and the basic elements of environmental legislation, the basics of the Framework Directive and how it was applied to the Region of Crete., the Water Framework Directive and management criteria.
  • Solve and use the mass balance equations of a eutrophication
  • Apply the heavy metal reactions for the management and restoration of ecosystems.
  • Recognize ecological impacts.
  • Develop Municipal Waste Models - Waste Load Allocation, Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Analysis.
General Competencies/Skills
  • Independent study
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies
  • Design and Project Management


  1. Introduction to Environmental Systems Management - Pollution categories, legislation.
  2. Implementation of the Water Framework Directive - Region of Crete.
  3. Water Resources Management Model
  4. Hydrology
  5. Nitrogen and Phosphorous chemistry
  6. Eutrophication Theory and Heavy Metals
  7. Water Framework Directive and Management Criteria
  8. Methodology for Management and Restoration
  9. Ecological Impacts
  10. Water Resources Management
  11. Waste Load Allocation Methodology
  12. Waste Load Allocation,  Sensitivity Analysis, Uncertainty Analysis
  13. Laboratory applications of mathematical model and final project


Lecture Method Direct (face to face) or Distance learning

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Specialized Project Management Software
  • Support Learning Process via the e-class platform
  • Creation and use of environmental models
  • Use of GIS maps
Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester
- Lectures 25
- Project 25
- Independent modeling exercises 25
Course Total 75

Assessment Method

Lab # 1. Implementing the ETD in a Basin
Lab # 2. Calibration of hydrology
Lab # 3. Calibration of nitrates and phosphates
Lab # 4. Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis
Lab # 5. Climate Change Scenarios

Labs and Project
The labs and the project are INDIVIDUAL. You will be given GIS data as well as meteorological, hydrological and polluting data for a river basin. You will develop the Water Resources Management Plans for a specific subbasin. During the semester, you will work with the data and present the results of each lab in a report. For the Project you need to run additional scenarios and develop a program of measures as well as write the water Resources Management Plan of the sub-basin. The proposed Management Plan will be presented during the last week of the lectures.

Labs = 30%
Presentation = 30%
PROJECT Report = 40%


  • J.L. Schnoor, 2003. Environmental Models. Tziolas Publications;
  • Laboratory Notes - Nikolaos Nikolaidis
    • River Basin Management Plans (LIFE and MIRAGE)
    • Management plans for the Koiliari-Keriti river basin
    • MS Thesis of Elizas Kassotakis
    • ETD Manuals and I / O
    • Eco-quality - HCMR - Mirage
    • Journal Papers - Evrotas and Koiliaris


Course Instructor: Professor N. Nikolaidis (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Lectures: Professor N. Nikolaidis (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:  
Laboratory Exercises: Professor N. Nikolaidis (Faculty - ChEnvEng)