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

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersJ. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisites: 102-0214-02L Urban Water Management I and 102-0215-00L Urban Water Management II.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
102-0248-00 GInfrastructure Systems in Urban Water Management2 hrs
Mon09:45-11:30HIL E 7 »
J. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger

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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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDuring 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
Written aidsOpen book with no restrictions on written material. All calculators having no possibility of external communication are allowed.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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ProgrammeSectionType
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Construction and Maintenance ManagementWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources ManagementWInformation
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Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterNetwork InfrastructureWInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterWater Infrastructure Planning and Stormwater ManagementOInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterEM: Water Infrastructure Planning and Stormwater ManagementWInformation