Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.01.2018 - 09.02.2018

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III (spring term)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize the profound influence of water supply services and water quality on public health [identity
  • Understand and manage risks related to drinking water quality [knowledge, skill]
  • Build and calibrate hydraulic simulation models of water distribution and wastewater collection systems [skill]
  • Estimate, forecast and manage water demand [skill]
  • Design and operate water distribution and wastewater collection systems [skill]
  • Understand the multi-objective optimization problems related to system design and operation [knowledge, skill]

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course gives an introduction to the design, operation and management of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The course is useful for students interested in the operation, planning and design of these networks.

Health and aesthetic aspects of water quality, water quality control in the networks (biofilm, deposits, internal corrosion, odour control), risk management (Water Safety Plan), water demand management (leakage and pressure control, innovative pricing, water policies, customer metering, etc.), inflow and infiltration assessment, hydraulic modeling, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), system optimization, management of pressure transients, control of sewer overflows.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises and group work.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours

  • Lectures 22h
  • Exercise sessions 22h

Independent work

  • Simulation exercises 80h
  • Reading materials 7 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material given during the lectures and exercises.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Yhd-73.3115 Vesihuoltoverkkojen suunnittelu

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WAT-E2100 Urban Water Systems, or equivalent knowledge

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.

A limited number of students will be accepted to the course, with preference given to our own Master's Programme students. Other students may be selected based on Motivation Letter and/or other criteria.

The course may not be organized if fewer than 5 students register to the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course components are valid until the next time the course is given or unless explicitly agreed otherwise with the teacher in charge.