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Urban Water Resource Management

Module name (EN): Urban Water Resource Management
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBA311
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0067
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 6VU (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBA311 (P110-0067) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA311 (P110-0067) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, mandatory course
UI-I-SWW (P251-0042) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 5, mandatory course, civil and structural engineering
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 112.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBA681-17 Wastewater Treatment
BIBA686 Water Supply Systems
BIBA788 Modelling in Urban Water Resource Management
BIBA790 Waste Disposal Technology

[updated 11.11.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Dettmar
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Dettmar

[updated 19.09.2013]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will recognize and understand the principles of urban water management, in particular the interaction of hydraulic and material parameters. They will be able to apply this knowledge using both simple and complex procedures to solve practice-relevant problems of wastewater discharge, central rainwater treatment in separate and combined sewer systems, as well as rainwater management.
Students will recognize and understand the importance of ensuring the quality of drinking water. They will be able forecast drinking water demand, check the suitability of the various resources on the basis of these forecasts, and then carry out calculations to meet demand by pumping groundwater from wells. They will also be able to implement these calculations in planning. Students will also know how to carry out groundwater recharge measures in the event of water shortages.

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Module content:
Principles of wastewater disposal
 - The composition of wastewater
 - Wastewater flows and their patterns over the course of a day
 - Land drainage (definitions, symbols, cross-sections)
 - Pipe materials (stoneware, concrete, masonry, plastic, steel)
 - Drainage systems
 - Rain statistics, rain models
 - Methods for calculating sewer systems
 - Central rainwater treatment and retention in separate and combined sewer systems
Principles of water supply
 Based on a comprehensive overview of the water resources available in Germany and their qualitative assessment, the principles of securing and retaining these resources will be presented.
The procedures for extracting groundwater will be discussed in greater depth.
 - Significance of and requirements for drinking water
 - European Water Charta
 - WHG (Water Management Act); Water Framework Directive, Drinking Water Ordinance, DIN 2000
 - Components of water supply: Extraction, retention, peak values, water loss
 - Water balance equation
 - Principles of groundwater flow: Darcy´s law, determining the kf-value
 - Calculating wells according to Sichardt and considering groundwater recharge
 - Methods for recharging groundwater

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Recommended or required reading:
ATV-Handbuch, Bau und Betrieb der Kanalisation, Berlin
DWA-ragelwerk (Arbeits- und Merkblätter): A102, A105, A110, A111, A112, A117, A118, A121, A125, A128, A138, A166, M153, M176, M178, M182
Imhoff: Taschenbuch der Stadtentwässerung, München, Wien
Siedlungswasserbau Teil2: Kanalisation, Düsseldorf
BMI: Künstl. Grundwasseranreicherung, Damrath/ Cord-Landwehr: Wasserversorgung
DVGW: Fortbildungskurse Wasserversorgungstechnik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Lehr- und Handbuch der Wasserversorgung
Grombach/ Haberer/ Merkl/ Trueb: handbuch der Wasserversorgungstechnik
Handtke: Vergleichende Bewertung von Anlagen zur Grundwasseranreicherung

[updated 28.09.2020]
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