Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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, as well as wastewater and stormwater collection systems [skill]
  • Estimate, forecast and manage water demand [skill]
  • Design and operate water distribution, wastewater and stormwater collection systems  [skill]
  • Understand the multi-objective optimization problems related to system design and operation [knowledge, skill]

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 08.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Riku Vahala

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Riku Vahala

Contact information for the course (valid 04.02.2021-21.12.2112):

Riku Vahala, riku.vahala@aalto.fi

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course gives an introduction to the design, operation and management of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Additionally, the course incorporates multiple stormwater collection system aspects, including network design, evaluation of catchment parameters, and sensitivity analysis of the area representing changed land use and climate. 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, pump design, control of sewer overflows.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lecture
    topics

    Assignment
    topics*

    Lecture 1: Hydraulic
    modelling of water and wastewater networks

    Assignment 1: Sewer and water supply modeling

    Lecture 2: Basics
    of Hydraulics, Management of pressure transients

    Assignment 2: Hydraulics and
    management of pressure transients

    Lecture 3: Water demand
    management, Leakage

    Assignment 3: Modeling leakage

    Lecture 4: Inflow
    and infiltration and sewer overflows

    Assignment 4: RDII

    Lecture 5: System optimization,
    Pump design

    Assignment 5: Reducing energy use
    and leakage in water

    supply system

    Lecture 6: Health and aesthetic
    aspects of water quality, Water quality control in the networks

    Assignment 6: Water quality modeling


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises and group work.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Assignments
    (x 6)

    10
    p / assignment

    60 p

    Project
    work

    70 p / report

    70 p / model

    140 p

    Total

    200
    p


Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours

    • Lectures 22h
    • Exercise sessions 22h

    Independent work

    • Simulation exercises 80h
    • Reading materials 7 h

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Material given during the lectures and exercises.

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WAT-E2100 Urban Water Systems, or equivalent knowledge

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 WAT 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.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Grade

    Percent

    Points

    5

    89 %

    178

    4

    79
    %

    158

    3

    69 %

    138

    2

    59 %

    118

    1

    49 %

    98


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Grade

    Percent

    Points

    5

    89 %

    178

    4

    79
    %

    158

    3

    69 %

    138

    2

    59 %

    118

    1

    49 %

    98


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    •Contact sessions twice a week:
    •Mon 8:30-12:00
    & Thu 13:00-16:30
    • Support session with course assistant once a week 
    •Check schedule and/or course announcements for changes