COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Environmental Problems in Agricultural Engineering * TYP   463 7 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Derya ÖNDER
Instructors
Prof.Dr.DERYA ÖNDER1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The aim of this course is to enable the students to understand the relationship between irrigation and the environment, to evaluate the effects of irrigation on the environment and to obtain the necessary information to reduce or eliminate these effects.
Content
Agriculture and environmental problems, soil and water pollutions, pollutants and effects; environmental impact of irrigated agriculture, global warming and water shortages, nutrient and pesticid pollutions and eutrofication, drainage and salinity problems; waste waters nad reuse of waste waters, socio-economic effects of irrigated agriculture, environmental impact assessment (EIA): principles and methods; EIA of irrigation and drainage projects.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Makes aplication of engineering design of irrigation systems and conducts tests about the materıals used ın these systems and preapares reports
X
2
Developes and implements strategies for wastewater, drainage water, runoff water such as treated waste water re-use of non-conventional water without adversely affecting the environment, makes laboratory analysis about saline alkali soils and water suita
X
3
Prepares project about soil and water structures, animal houses, storage structures and crop production structures. Analyzes in terms of static and strength. Determines the properties of materials used in construction and makes the relevant tests.
X
4
Designs crop production systems, controls environmental domestic conditions and operates, makes the selection of materials to be used, tests and prepares a report.
X
5
Designs and projects small dams, ponds. Prepares and implements flood action plans within the scope of integrated watershed management.
X
6
Developes and implement s strategies of sustainable water management for the purposes of protecting water resources and agricultural production.
X
7
Developes and implements irrigation programmes using the soil-plant-water relations and soil engineering properties
X
8
Prepares land consolidation projects and applies. Provides farm developing systems. Prepares and implements rural development projects.
X
9
Exposes the problems about soil and water conservation (erosion) and water harvesting, prepares and implements the project.
X
10
Etudes drainage of agricultural lands, plans drainage systems,prepares projects and makes aplications, selects materials to be used, tests and prepares a report
X
11
Plans activities related to operation, maintenance and repairs irrigation network,developes project formulations in monitoring and evaluations, operates the irrigation networks.
X
12
Works independently and takes responsibility
X
13
Has the ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental researches,and acquires the skill of analyzing and interpreting the complex issiues occured during this process .
X
14
Creates effective solutions for sustainable agricultural production
X
15
Accesses to the resources in the field, uses of these resources and continuous self-improvement
X
16
Developes projects to protect natural resources like water,and offers the benefit to society, using the information of basic engineering, basic agricultural engineering and agricultural structures and irrigation engineering .
X
17
Has the ability to analyze problems ,make decisions and solve about professional subjects
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Definitions on environment; environmental pollution and pollutants Related topics in course notes and references
2 Agricultural systems, biochemical, hydrologic and nutrient cycles, modern agriculture: irrigated agriculture and environment Related topics in course notes and references
3 Air pollution; resources and effects on irrigated agriculture and water resources, laws and regulations related to air pollution Related topics in course notes and references
4 Greenhouse gases and their effects on climate change and natural resources Related topics in course notes and references
5 Impact of air pollution on soil resources and plant production, acid rains Related topics in course notes and references
6 Statistics on water resources of the World and in Turkey,Water pollution Related topics in course notes and references
7 Water pollution; status and causes, control of water pollution, Water Framework Directives, Ntrate Directives Related topics in course notes and references
8 Waste water management, use of low quality waters in agriculture, laws and regulations. Related topics in course notes and references
9 Mid-Term Exam Related topics in course notes and references
10 Land resources in the World and in Turkey, soil pollution; resources and causes; major agricultural activities Related topics in course notes and references
11 Major agricultural activities and environmental effects, Pesticides and effects on environmental and health as well as water resources Related topics in course notes and references
12 Water shortages and nitrate pollution and salinity Related topics in course notes and references
13 Sustainable irrigated agriculture, integrated catchment management and water policies to improve water use efficiency Related topics in course notes and references
14 Environmental Impact Assessment of irrigation and drainage projects; laws and regulations Related topics in course notes and references
15 Environmental Impact Assessment of irrigation and drainage projects; sample project Related topics in course notes and references
16-17 FINAL EXAM Related topics in course notes and references

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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