Max Maurer: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Max Maurer
FieldUrban Water Systems
Address
Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss.
ETH Zürich, HIF D 26.1
Laura-Hezner-Weg 7
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 30 67
E-mailmax.maurer@ifu.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0510-00LFirst Year Project Work Restricted registration - show details 3 credits6AD. Braun, L. G. Martins da Silva, M. Maurer, S. Pfister
AbstractProject on a topic pertaining to Environmental Engineering or Geomatics and Planning. The project work is carried out in a team.
ObjectiveThe project work not only tests efficiency in team- and project management, but also how to develop clearly structured, interdisciplinary concept solutions.
ContentStudents can choose from different subjects and tasks.
102-0214-AALIntroduction to Urban Water Management Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RE. Morgenroth, M. Maurer
AbstractIntroduction to urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). Introduction to Urban Water Management is a self-study course.
ObjectiveThis course provides an introduction and an overview over the topics of urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). It supports the understanding of the interactions of the relevant technical and natural systems. Simple design models are introduced.
ContentOverview over the field of urban water management.
Introduction into systems analysis.
Characterization of water and water quality.
Requirement of drinking water, production of wastewater and pollutants.
Production and supply of drinking water.
Urban drainage, treatment of combined sewer overflow.
Wastewater treatment, nutrient elimination, sludge handling.
Planning of urban water infrastructure.
Lecture notesFor more information about provided material, have a look at:
http://www.sww.ifu.ethz.ch/education/lectures/introduction-to-urban-water-management.html
LiteratureIn this self-study course the students must work through and understand selected sections from the following book:

Viessman, W., Hammer, M.J. and Perez, E.M. (2009) Water supply and pollution control,
Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Students must understand and be able to discuss the required reading in a 30 min oral exam. The required reading includes the following:

- Read and know by heart: All chapters in Viessman et al (2009) except those listed below.
- Read and have basic overview but no detailed knowledge: Chapters 11.15 - 11.30, 14.15 - 14.24
- Not part of the required reading: Chapters 2, 3.1 - 3.9, 3.12, 3.13, 3.19, 3.20, 4.5, 4.6, 12.23 - 12.26, 12.31, 12.32, and 12.34.

This required reading and studying should correspond roughly the time invested in the course "Siedlungswasserwirtschaft GZ". Students are welcome to ask the assistants (http://www.sww.ifu.ethz.ch/group/teaching-assistants.html) for help with questions they have regarding the reading.
Prerequisites / NoticeSome students joining the MSc program in Environmental Engineering at ETH Zürich have to take additional courses from our BSc program. The decision of what courses to take is done at the time of admission at ETH.

The course on "Introduction to Urban Water Management" is offered at ETH Zürich only in German. Students who can speak and understand German must take the course (Siedlungswasserwirtschaft GZ) and get a passing grade. For students that do not have sufficient German language skills there is a self-study course and they have to take an oral exam.

This course is required for further in depth courses in urban water management.

Prerequisite: Hydraulics I and Hydrology
102-0214-00LIntroduction to Urban Water Management Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for students in Environmental Engineering BSc who need to purchase 6 CP. For these students the excursions are compulsory and they have to enrol for the course unit 102-0214-00L.

Other students have to enrole for the course unit 102-0214-02L (without excursions).
6 credits4G + 1PE. Morgenroth, M. Maurer
AbstractIntroduction to urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sluge treatment)
ObjectiveThis course provides an introduction and an overview over the topics of urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). It supports the understanding of the interactions of the relevant technical and natural systems. Simple design models are introduced.

The competencies of process understanding, system understanding, modeling, concept development and data analysis & interpretation are taught, applied and examined.
ContentOverview over the field of urban water management.
Introduction into systems analysis.
Characterization of water and water quality.
Requirement of drinking water, production of wastewater and pollutants
Production and supply of drinking water.
Urban drainage, treatment of combined sewer overflow.
Wastewater treatment, nutrient elimination, sludge handling.
Planning of urban water infrastructure.
Lecture notesGujer, W.: Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, 3. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
Handouts
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is required for further in depth courses in urban water management.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
102-0214-02LIntroduction to Urban Water Management Information
Civil Engineers and Environmental Scientist have to enrole for the course unit 102-0214-02L (without excursions).
5 credits4GE. Morgenroth, M. Maurer
AbstractIntroduction to urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sluge treatment)
ObjectiveThis course provides an introduction and an overview over the topics of urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). It supports the understanding of the interactions of the relevant technical and natural systems. Simple models for the design are introduced.

The competencies of process understanding, system understanding, modeling, concept development and data analysis & interpretation are taught, applied and examined.
ContentOverview over the field of urban water management.
Introduction into systems analysis.
Characterization of water and water quality.
Requirement of drinking water, production of wastewater and pollutants
Production and supply of drinking water.
Urban drainage, treatment of combined sewer overflow.
Wastewater treatment, nutrient elimination, sludge handling.
Planning of urban water infrastructure.
Lecture notesGujer, W.: Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, 3. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
Handouts
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is required for further in depth courses in urban water management.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
102-0248-00LInfrastructure Systems in Urban Water Management Information
Prerequisites: 102-0214-02L Urban Water Management I and 102-0215-00L Urban Water Management II.
3 credits2GJ. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger
AbstractAn increasing demand for infrastructure management skills can be observed in the environmental engineering practice. This course gives an introductory overview of infrastructure management skills needed for urban water infrastructures, with a specific focus on performance, risk and engineering economics analyses.
ObjectiveAfter successfully finishing the course, the participants will have the following skills and knowledge:
- Know the key principles of infrastructure management
- Know the basics of performance and risk assessment
- Can perform basic engineering economic analysis
- Know how to quantify the future rehabilitation needs
ContentThe nationwide coverage of water distribution and wastewater treatment is one of the major public works achievements in Switzerland and other countries. Annually and per person, 135,000 L of drinking water is produced and distributed and over 535,000 L of stormwater and wastewater is drained. These impressive services are done with a pipe network with a length of almost 200,000 km and a total replacement value of 30,000 CHF per capita.

Water services in Switzerland are moving from a phase of new constructions into one of maintenance and optimization. The aim today must be to ensure that existing infrastructure is professionally maintained, to reduce costs, and to ensure the implementation of modern, improved technologies and approaches. These challenging tasks call for sound expertise and professional management.

This course gives an introduction into basic principles of water infrastructure management. The focus is primarily on Switzerland, but most methods and conclusions are valid for many other countries.
Lecture notesThe script 'Engineering Economics for Public Water Utilities' can be downloaded from the moodle course page.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
102-0528-01LExperimental and Computer Laboratory (Year Course) Information Restricted registration - show details 10 credits2PD. Braun, A. Costa, M. Giuliani, M. Holzner, J. Jimenez-Martinez, S. Li, M. Maurer, J. Wang, Z. Wang
AbstractIn the Experimental and Computer Laboratory students are introduced to research and good scientific practice. Experiments are conducted in different disciplines of environmental engineering. Data collected during experiments are compared to the corresponding numeric simulations. The results are documented in reports or presentations.
ObjectiveThe student will learn the following skills: basic scientific work, planning and conducting scientific experiments, uncertainty estimations of measurements, applied numerical simulations, modern sensor technology, writing reports.
ContentThe Experimental and Computer Laboratory is building on courses in the corresponding modules. Material from these courses is a prerequisite or co-requisite (as specified below) for participating in the Experimental and Computer Laboratory (MODULE: Project in the Experimental and Computer Laboratory):
- WatInfra: Water Network Management
- UWM: SysUWM + ProcUWM: Operation of Lab-WWTP
- AIR: Air Quality Measurements
- WasteBio: Anaerobic Digestion
- WasteRec: Plastic Recycling
- ESD: Environmental Assessment
- GROUND: Groundwater Field Course Kappelen
- WRM: Modelling Optimal Water Allocation
- FLOW: 1D Open Channel Flow Modelling
- LAND: Landscape Planning and Environmental Systems
- RIVER: Discharge Measurements
- HydEngr: Hydraulic Experiments
- RemSens: Earth Observation and Landscape Planning
- SOIL: Soil and Environmental Measurements Lab
Lecture notesWritten material will be available.