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Urban Water Resource Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Urban Water Resource Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2024
Module code: BBA310
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
6VU (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

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
BBA310 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2024 , semester 3, mandatory course
UI-I-SWW (P110-0067) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, mandatory course, civil and structural engineering
UI-I-SWW (P110-0067) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 5, mandatory course, civil and structural engineering
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Dettmar
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Dettmar

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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

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