The Virtual Classroom

The virtual classroom involves this eBook, recorded and live lectures (video-streaming), and exercises with exciting topics on hydraulic engineering, water resources management, and ecohydraulics.

Lecture Overview

This eBook provides complementary materials for the following lectures at the University of Stuttgart (Germany):


All fundamental contents are open access to promote the efficient use of data and models whenever, where ever and whoever you are.

Open-Access / Open-Source

The contents of this eBook build on open-access and open-source software only. Hints about how to work with commercial software (as used for example in many engineering offices) are sometimes provided in the form of good-to-know information. Students can get more information upon request in the lectures.


The classes target an international and interdisciplinary audience to foster work in versatile teams because diversity is not only an enrichment, but also crucial for successful economic, socio-political, and scientific collaboration. Cultural diversity comes along with different solution strategies, which together lead to robust and elaborate approaches. This is why the classes supported by this eBook target all cultures and ethnic groups with their manifold backgrounds, ages, and beliefs.