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Laboratory of Water Resources Management and Coastal Engineering (TUC)

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Greek name: Εργαστήριο Διαχείρισης Υδατικών Πόρων και Παράκτιας Μηχανικής
Parent institute: Technical University of Crete; Department of Environmental engeneering (TUC), more

Thesaurus terms (10) : Coastal engineering; Coastal morphology; Flood risk management; GIS; Groundwater model; Neural networks; Remote sensing; Sediment transport; Water management; Water resources
73 100, Chania

Tel.: +30-(0)22810-37 79 9
Fax: +30-(0)22810-37 85 5
Type: Scientific
Level: Labo

The Water Resources Management and Costal Engineering Laboratory, develops innovative tools for solving complex environmental engineering problems. We focus on the development and application of advanced state-of-the art computer models to be used in computational hydraulics and hydrology supporting decision making for engineering design projects, contingency planning studies, and regulatory compliance support.
Water Resources Management.
Collection and organization of environmental data with the use of geographic information systems.
Application of hydrologic models in modelling surface and ground water in basins. Application of GIS/Remote Sensing Technologies for the determination of hydraulic parameters like land use, soil type and Digital Terrains
Development of new technologies of neural networks for estimating and forecasting the groundwater level. Evaluation and remediation of aquifers.
Flood forecasting, determination of flood level and estimation of impacts of flood events.
Planning of urban networks for sewerage and irrigation.
Coastal Engineering
Mathematical simulation of diffusion and dispersion of pollutants in water bodies (rivers, lakes, coasts). Alternative planning of acceptable liquid effluent for reduction of their negative impacts in the environment and in human health. Environmental flow impacts in surface and coastal waters.
Mathematic models of wave propagation. Coastal Effects on waves, coastal sediment transport, coastal morphology, environmental impact of coastal structures.
Two laboratories (postdoctorate & Ph.D. and graduate student laboratories).
Three Servers for the support of internal network of the laboratory and the dynamic web pages.
Computers: 10 PCs + 2 laptop
Printers: 4
Plotters: 1
Scanners: 2

Special equipment:
Groundwater level meter: 1
Flow level meters: 3 (Located in nearby basin)
Rain gauges: 3 (Located in nearby basin)
Flow meter: 1
Differential GPS: 2
Simple GPS: 1

ERDAS Imagine PRO 9 + extensions.
Leica Photogrammometry Suite
ARCGIS 9.0 + extensions
ArcIMS 4.0.
Hec-Hms, HEC-GeoHMS, Hec-, HEC - GeoRAS

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