Soil and water - Intensive PhD course

 

10th July morning – 23rd July 2017 afternoon on site in Izmir.
Main organizer: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Dept. of Water Resources FAFNR, Czech Republic, EU, (e-learning from
22nd May to 7th July, 2017).
Location: Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Co-operation: CULS Prague, Ege University, Izmir, UTAEM Menemen, UC -SCIENCE, BOKU Vienna and with support of ELLS members (UHOH, WUR, SLU, WULS)

Introduction

Soil and water are the most important natural resources. The significant role plays the porous system of soils for storage of water and different water and solute transport processes in the World nature. It is complex, having many functions in the soil – water – plant – atmosphere relationship. For good understanding of common behaviors of this system, mainly the physical principles are important for the description and solutions of the processes in this natural system. Participants will learn main rules and environmental functions of soil and water relationship, the ways of determination of the hydro-physical properties like water content, soil water potential, hydraulic conductivity and other properties. The rural agricultural water management is more and more important in the situation of climate changes we all are facing on. These topics will be addressed in a series of e-learning and followed on site lectures, laboratory and field experiments, and of course excursions.

This traditional school of ELLS will start with e-learning using the internet video connection, followed by two weeks of on-site school in Izmir and surroundings, stay in the Ege University Campus in Bornova – Izmir, Turkey.

At the end the participants will get the certificate after successful passing the written and oral exam.

Course contents
  • Soil as a porous complex system in the Earth Core
  • Principal physical processes within the soil – water – plant – atmosphere relationship
  • Transport processes in the vadose zone and their environmental functions
  • Physical processes for saving and protection of soil and water
  • Importance of physical processes for the protection of soil and water
  •  Determination of soil water content, soil water potential, hydraulic conductivity and other soil hydro-physical properties
  •  Rural agriculture water management, environmental aspects of soil and water in landscape
  • The tutorials and practical trainings in the laboratory and field techniques
  • EXCURSIONS
Schedule

For further details, additional information, application, please see: https://katedry.czu.cz/en/kvz/ss-2017/.

Credits

8 ECTS

Language

English

Application

Please fill in the electronic application form and submit; the SS web of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, EU.

Director of the school: Professor. Dr. Svat Matula (Matula@af.czu.cz)

Deadline for application: May 19, 2017

Information

During the e-learning all participants should have an access to the internet and have available notebook to get proper access to on-line video lectures, recommended study materials and literature for course preparation. There is no need of any special software from the side of participants. Adobe Connect software of the CULS will be used for the video communication.

Course format

Mix of e-learning lectures and instructions, on site lectures, laboratory and field experiments, and several excursions.

Level

The course is aimed at PhD/ advanced MSc students of natural resources and environment, water and soil resources, agricultural water management and similar subjects

Social Programme 

Welcome evening, several common lunches and dinners, sport activities on the beaches of the Aegean Sea.

Excursions 

Visit of Ephesus archeological site, Bergama archeological site,  Foca sea site, the Gediz River Delt.

Location

On site education in the main Campus of Ege University, Izmir – Bornova, Turke.

Accommodation

The Guest House “ Konuk Evi” of Ege University, single rooms, airconditioned and breakfast included, located inside Bornova Campus of Ege University, 3 minutes from Metro station Evka 3, Izmir, Turkey.

Costs

No tuition fee!!  Sum of registration fee is 60 EUR (equivalent in TRY for Turkish students to get rid of bank money transfer costs) for pre-payment (it covers the study materials, e-learning, contribution to the costs related to the excursions) transferred to the bank account (see here Contact for the bank transfer and also the Application form for the details). Room and breakfast is about 80 TRY / day (single bed room); 1EUR = about 3.3 TRY/ and not included in the fee. Costs of travel expenses and other food (lunch and dinner) are not included. Food is available very easily, many options: Mensa, or several restaurants close to Faculty building, snacks and coffees in the campus. Costs of lunch is usually from 2 to 4 EUR/each, depending what someone wants. A payment of fee of registration is binding.

Contact

Contact person for technical questions:
Assist. Prof. Dr. Marketa Mihalikova, CULS FAFNR, Department of Water Resources, Kamycka 129, 165 00 Prague 620 Suchdol, Czech Republic, EU, phone:  +420224382572, e-mail: mihalikova@af.czu.cz

Coordination

Director of the SS: Professor Dr. Svat Matula, CULS FAFNR, Department of Water Resources, Kamycka 129, 165 00 Prague 620 Suchdol, Czech Republic, EU, phone:  +420224384636, e-mail: matula@af.czu.cz  

Contact for the financial transfer

Payment 60 EUR should be transferred to the bank account of SS in KB bank /Czech Republic/:

IBAN: CZ91 0800 0010 4600 0632 5762

SWIFT CODE: GIBACZPXXXX

VARIABLE SYMBOL: 213806103 (used to identify the payment)

Please, put into the transfer documentation as a note your surname for the future recognition of payment! Thank you for understanding.The transfer should be done until May 30, 2017 (all participants) and please confirm your successful payment via e-mail to Dr. Mihalikova.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Local Turkish students should transfer equivalent of 60EUR (roughly about 200 TRY) in TRY to the SS 2017 account in the Turkish bank to eliminate high costs of international bank transfer from Turkey to the EU. The bank and account number for the local Turkish students:

Bank Name/Branch Code -Name: Akbank/0940-Ege Üniversitesi
Account Number: 0079059
IBAN: TR370004600940888000079059