Engineers and scientists with keen interest in modern methods, technologies and tools used in design, operation and maintenance of water transport & distribution networks.
PrerequisitesBSc degree in Civil Engineering or similar; a few years of relevant experience; knowledge of steady-state hydraulics of pressurised flows; basic use of network models; good English command. Students without any WTD experience should first complete the module Water Transport and Distribution.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 19 July 2021
End: 06 August 2021
Deadline IHE application: 18 June 2021 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000
VAT is not included in the course fee
- understand the theory of advanced hydraulic and water quality modelling; apply state-of-the-art network software for assessment of irregular operational scenarios and develop a reliability-based and cost effective design using computer model.
- select modern tools for monitoring of operation, and planning of maintenance of WTD systems.
- recognise the GIS and remote sensing technologies, and familiarise with the GIS-based techniques for sustainable planning and management of WTD systems;
- understand the theory of transient flows, and plan the measures to prevent/control water hammer;
- distinguish between various sources of water quality problems in distribution networks;understand the basic mechanisms of biological stability and suggest the list of preventive and reactive measures;
The course covers the following subjects:
- Theory of Hydraulic Modelling: Methods of reliability assessment, optimisation models. Model building, validation and calibration.
- Computer-aided Design: Development of alternatives, pump selection, design of tanks/water towers, cost comparisons. Monitoring and control of water quality in distribution networks, corrosion forms and remedies, bio-film formation and control, optimal water composition. Modelling of chlorine residuals, water age and mixing, GIS applications.
- Asset Management: Optimal maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement scheduling.
- Water Hammer in Pressure Conduits: Influence of pipeline characteristics on valve and pump operation, surge tanks and air vessels, simplified design procedures, constructional aspects, computer applications.