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290053 EX Physiogeographical Field Trip: Flood Management in the City of Vienna (2021S)

1.00 ECTS (0.50 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



probably hybrid (partly digital / partly on-site) implementation.

If possible we will try and run a one day field course on Saturday the 15th of May 2021. This course is a one day bike tour of the Donauinsel. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Students are also required to provide their own bicycle. The course will be conducted in English and assessment will also be in English.

If this is not possible due to the current global pandemic the course will be run digitally on the same date.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to provide and introduction to the identification, calculation and mitigation of flooding hazard and risk. A one day field trip by bicycle of the Donauinsel will be used to as the backdrop for discussion on flooding hazard and risk. Students are required to provide their own bicycle, lunch and snacks.

Assessment and permitted materials

A one page report on the history of the Donauinsel is required to be submitted one week before the field trip. This report accounts for 10% of the final grade

A summary field trip report will account for the remaining 90%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Submission of pre-field trip report
- Attendance and participation on the day of the field trip
- Submission of summary field trip report

Examination topics

A basic understanding of how to identify, calculate and mitigate flooding hazard and risk.

Reading list

Berger, R. and F. Ehrendorfer (2011). Ökosystem Wien: die Naturgeschichte einer Stadt, Böhlau Verlag.

Brunner, K. and P. Schneider (2005). Umwelt Stadt: Geschichte des Natur- und Lebensraumes Wien, Böhlau.

Jungwirth, M., et al. (2014). Österreichs Donau: Landschaft – Fisch – Geschichte, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Institut für Hydrobiologie und Gewässermanagement (IHG).

Association in the course directory

(MG3-EX) (MA UF GW 02)

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