Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2022/2023 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Daniele Farina Friday 9-10 a.m.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Geology and Land-Use Planning (L-34 / L-21)
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Learning Objectives

To provide  students  the basic knowledge of Hydrology, related to the type and regime of Runoff, both  direct and fed by GW seepage 

Principles of Water Budget, according to the  metodology of Thorntwaithe-Mather are presented

Flood formation and forecast

Sediment transport


The Water Cycle and the Water Budget

Thorntwaithe-Mather Water Budget

Runoff coefficient: direct and parametric evaluation ( Kennessy, Curve Number )

Hydrometry: methods, instrument and data elaboration

Curves of  pluviometric probability 

The USCS - CN method

The RUSLE method


Bridging Courses

Geomorphology, Geology

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

 Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Hydrology, accomplished through rigorous explanation and extensive examples, is reached by the students attending the full course, both in presence and online.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

In-field practise of hydrometric measurements

Data elaboration in class

Final discussion of the survey 

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


A direct explanation of the theoretical part and presentation of case-studies was combined.

Problem-solving of practical cases is aimed to develope a deeper awareness in students 


The attending students are invited to assure an active frequence and participation to the classes 

Course books

A few books are  suggested . Students are provided of Slide presentations of the topics 


Questions and problem-solving, in class

Oral individual exam, ranging from 20 to 40'

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


Students are provided of Slide presentations of the topics after each lesson.

Communication via E-mail is assured, beside the possibilty of private or group meeting in presence


Is not mandatory

Course books

A few books are  suggested . Students are provided of Slide presentations of the topics 


Oral individual exam, ranging from 20 to 40'

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