102-0248-00L  Infrastructure Systems in Urban Water Management

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeJ. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarPrerequisites: 102-0214-02L Urban Water Management I and 102-0215-00L Urban Water Management II.


102-0248-00 GInfrastructure Systems in Urban Water Management2 Std.
Mo09:45-11:30HIL E 7 »
J. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger


KurzbeschreibungAn 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.
LernzielAfter 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
InhaltThe 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.
SkriptThe script 'Engineering Economics for Public Water Utilities' can be downloaded from the moodle course page.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte3 KP
PrüfendeJ. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger
RepetitionDie Leistungskontrolle wird in jeder Session angeboten. Die Repetition ist ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Prüfungsmodusschriftlich 180 Minuten
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusDuring the semester the students are asked to formulate and submit for discussion (at least) 8 questions (approximately one per week) related to the topics presented in the lectures - the goal is to ensure the students identify and learn the most relevant concepts presented in the course. This will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. The mentioned learning tasks which have been completed and handed in can improve the total course unit grade by up to 0.25 grade points
Hilfsmittel schriftlichOpen book with no restrictions on written material. All calculators having no possibility of external communication are allowed.
Diese Angaben können noch zu Semesterbeginn aktualisiert werden; verbindlich sind die Angaben auf dem Prüfungsplan.


Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


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