Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / Water Sources Protection
Course code:OVZ
Course title in language of instruction:Ochrana vodních zdrojů
Course title in Czech:Ochrana vodních zdrojů
Course title in English:Water Sources Protection
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Radovan Kopp, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Petra Oppeltová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Aims of the course:The students will gain knowledge in the field of water management legislation, pollution and protection of surface and groundwater sources, problems of protection zones of water sources, as well as about the issue of matters of state administration in water management and water management plannin.
After completing the course, the students will be able to make laboratory analysis of the water sample and spectrophotometry establish the value of basic chemical and physical water quality indicatorsto and to orientate in water legislation.
Course contents:
1.Water categories, division and characteristics of water resources (allowance 2/2)
2.Water right legislation development (allowance 4/2)
a.History of water law
b.Water law
c.Water supply and sewerage law
d.Implementary regulations,public notices, government regulations.
e.Water management

3.Water quality, pollution. (allowance 4/4)
c.Division of pollution source
e.Organoleptic characteristics of water

4.Characteristics of the most important indicators of quality of surface and groundwater (allowance 2/4)
a.nitrogen compounds substances
c.COD, BOD, pH
d.metals and semimetals
e.microbiological indicators
f.phosphorus compounds

5.Water protection (allowance 2/2)
a.common water protection
b.vulnerable areas
c.Nitrates Directive
d.sensitive areas

6.Special water protection (allowance 2/2)
a.Hygienic protection zones.
b.Protection zones of water sources, Management in protection zones
c.Impact of the protective measures on management in buffer zones.

7.State administration in water resources (allowance 2/2)
a.Administrative order
b.Common measure

8.Hazard operation study, monitoring in a catchment, planning in catchments (allowance 2/2)
9.Harmful substances, accidents, emergency plan (allowance 2/2)
10.Rainfall water (allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
- Ability to solve channel improvement
-Ability of orientation in water legislation
-Ability to propose the revitalization financing
-Ability to solve channel improvement
-Ability to solve channel improvement
-Interpretation of data analysis results
-• Ability of orientation in problems of establishing of water sources protection zones

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:For credit is necessary:
- compulsory attendance of the seminars - 80%,
- solving of the seminary works
- participate in excursion.

Final oral exam
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     laboratory work4 h
     professional educational excursion8 h
     consultation6 h
     preparation for exam52 h
     preparation for regular assessment5 h
     elaboration of reports15 h
     elaboration and execution of projects30 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • HLAVÍNEK, P. -- ŘÍHA, J. Jakost vody v povodí. 1st ed. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2004. 209 p. Učební texty vysokých škol. ISBN 80-214-2815-5.
Recommended reading list
  • HETEŠA, J. Hydrochemie. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU, 1998. 95 p. ISBN 80-7157-289-6.
  • PITTER, P. Hydrochemie. 4th ed. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko technologická v Praze, 2009. 579 p. ISBN 978-80-7080-701-9.