Water Transport and Distribution

This course introduces participants to the basics of planning, hydraulic- and engineering design, construction, operation and maintenance of water transport and distribution systems. 

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2019

For whom?

Mid-career professionals dealing with technical aspects of drinking water transport & distribution, working for municipal assemblies, water supply companies or consulting bureau's. 

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 01 April 2019
End: 18 April 2019
Deadline IHE application: 01 March 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content


The course covers the following subjects:

  • Introduction: Main objectives and components of water transport and distribution systems.
  • Water Demand: Categories, patterns, calculation, forecasting.
  • Hydraulics of Pressurised Flows: Basic equations, single pipe calculation, branched and looped networks, system- and pump characteristics, pressure related demand. Hydraulics of storage and pumps.
  • Main Components of Hydraulic Design: Design parameters, choice of supply scheme, network layouts.
  • Engineering design: Choice of pipe materials, valves and other equipment.
  • Pumps and Mechanical Equipment: Review of pump types and their applications, design of pumping stations, power requirements and energy consumption, auxiliary equipment.
  • Network construction: pipe laying, testing and disinfection.
  • Operation and Maintenance: Regular and irregular supply, unaccounted-for water and leakage, network cleaning and rehabilitation procedures, water demand management.

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