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

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
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 8 »
10:00-12:00ER SA TZ »
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 pipe deterioration and engineering economics.
ObjectiveAfter successfully finishing the class, the participants will have the following skills and knowledge:
- They can perform basic engineering economic analysis
- Know the typical value and costs involved in running a wastewater infrastructure
- Know the key principles of infrastructure management
- Know how to quantify the future rehabilitation demand
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 kg of drinking water is produced and distributed and over 535,000 kg 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 on the course website:
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LiteratureSee the reading resources on the course website:
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Prerequisites / NoticeCourse website:
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Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. P. Leitão Correia , 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 examinationDie Prüfung kann am Computer stattfinden. The examination may take place on the computer.
Written aidsOpen book with no restrictions on written material. All calculators having no possibility of external communication are allowed.
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.
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
MAS in Sustainable Water ResourcesFoundation CoursesOInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterNetwork InfrastructureWInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterWater Infrastructure Planning and Stormwater ManagementOInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterEM: Water Infrastructure Planning and Stormwater ManagementWInformation