ERIC Number: ED241313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Experimental Facilities in Water Resources Education. A Contribution to the International Hydrological Programme. UNESCO Technical Papers in Hydrology No. 24.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This monograph is intended to guide teachers of water resources, technicians and university students in establishing physical facilities which can introduce learners to methods, techniques, and instruments used in water resources management and assessment. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of equipment and their descriptions or as a laboratory manual, rather it is a form of rough blueprint to aid in planning laboratory experiences and in selecting equipment and experiments. The facilities described are limited to hydrological and hydraulic aspects of water resources design and management. Specifically excluded are matters directly related to water quality. The monograph is organized into five chapters: introduction; general concepts of measurement; hydraulics laboratories; hydrological teaching facilities; and use of experimental facilities in water. The material in these chapters represents requirements for a minimum facility for training in the measurement and collecting of water resources data. Although recommendations for equipment and instruments for both hydraulic and hydrological teaching facilities, and descriptions of possible physical arrangements are provided, restrictions imposed by funding, class size, climate, level of trainee, objectives of training programs, and other factors may lead to differences in selection of alternatives in facility size and equipment. (BC)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, College Science, Data Collection, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Hydraulics, Measurement, Measurement Equipment, Postsecondary Education, Science Equipment, Science Laboratories, Water, Water Resources
UNIPUB, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10157 (order # 4011-U1311, paper $9.25).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).