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Water Transport and Distribution

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

18 days
Duration
3000 EUR/full
3000 EUR/full
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About

The Water Transport and Distribution short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education introduces participants to the basics of planning, hydraulic- and engineering design, construction, operation and maintenance of water transport and distribution systems.

Overview

The Water Transport and Distribution short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • demonstrate understanding of the steady-state hydraulics by being able to select appropriate pipe diameters, indicate optimum location of reservoirs and identify pumps capable to supply the demand;
  • apply the above theoretical knowledge by learning to perform computer-aided hydraulic calculations and predict the consequences of demand growth on the hydraulic performance of particular WTD system
  • analyse the implications of various operational modes of pumping stations and compare the investment and operational costs for various network layouts and supplying schemes;
  • propose preliminary hydraulic design that will integrate economic aspects, choose adequate components, and judge technical solutions dealing with the network maintenance, rehabilitation, and expansion.
  • distinguish between different network configurations and supplying schemes; recognise various consumption categories and their growth patterns, including water leakage; define the relation between the main hydraulic parameters.

Programme Structure

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Introduction: Main objectives and components of water transport and distribution systems.
  • Water Demand: Categories, patterns, calculation, forecasting.
  • Hydraulics of Pressurised Flows: Basic equations, single pipe calculation, branched and looped networks, system- and pump characteristics, pressure related demand. Hydraulics of storage and pumps.
  • Main Components of Hydraulic Design: Design parameters, choice of supply scheme, network layouts.
  • Engineering design: Choice of pipe materials, valves and other equipment.
  • Pumps and Mechanical Equipment: Review of pump types and their applications, design of pumping stations, power requirements and energy consumption, auxiliary equipment.
  • Network construction: pipe laying, testing and disinfection.
  • Operation and Maintenance: Regular and irregular supply, unaccounted-for water and leakage, network cleaning and rehabilitation procedures, water demand management.

Audience

Mid-career professionals dealing with technical aspects of drinking water transport & distribution, working for municipal assemblies, water supply companies or consulting bureau's.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

5 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should at least have a Bachelor of Science degree, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 days.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 days.

Funding

KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education. In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for short courses. The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) also offers scholarships to professionals for short courses at IHE Delft. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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