Mid-career professionals dealing with technical aspects of drinking water transport & distribution, working for municipal assemblies, water supply companies or consulting bureau's.
PrerequisitesBSc degree in Civil Engineering or similar technical background; general PC-computer knowledge; good English command.
- distinguish between different network configurations and supplying schemes; recognise various consumption categories and their growth patterns, including water leakage; define the relation between the main hydraulic parameters
- demonstrate understanding of the steady-state hydraulics by being able to select appropriate pipe diameters, indicate optimum location of reservoirs and identify pumps capable to supply the demand;
- perform computer-aided hydraulic calculations and predict the consequences of demand growth on the hydraulic performance of particular WTD system
- propose preliminary hydraulic design that will integrate economic aspects, choose adequate components, and judge technical solutions dealing with the network maintenance, rehabilitation, and expansion;
- distinguish between the main components of non-revenue water and methods of leakage assessment, survey, detection and control;
- understand the basic corrosion mechanisms and suggest the list of preventive and reactive measures.
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.