ECMM133 - Water Supply and Distribution Management (2016)

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MODULE TITLEWater Supply and Distribution Management CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM133 MODULE CONVENERProf Zoran Kapelan (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 3 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 35
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

With the world's population expanding rapidly and pressures mounting from increasing industrial development and urbanisation, the right balance between water consumption and supply from limited natural water resources is becoming ever more important.

The module will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of classical and contemporary issues related to the management of water supply and distribution systems. You will learn about different types of water sources, how to build, calibrate and use various models to optimally (re)design and/or operate water distribution systems. Furthermore, you will learn how to use manage pressures, leakage, demands and water quality, all in an integrated risk-based asset management type framework with the aim to identify more sustainable and resilient solutions to practical, real-life problems.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to provide you with a basic knowledge of classical and contemporary problems in management of water supply and distribution systems for the practising engineer.  It also offers you practical experience in using different water supply and distribution modelling tools.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM3m, SM4m, SM2fl, EA1m, EA2m, EA3m, EA1fl, EA4m, EA5m, EA2fl, EA6m, EA3fl, D1m, D2m, D3m, D1fl, D4m, D5m, ET2m, ET2fl, ET3fl, ET4m, ET4fl, ET6m, ET6fl, EP1m, EP2m, EP1fl, EP4m, EP7m, EP8m, EP9m, EP2fl, G1m, G1fl, G2m, G2fl, G3m, G3fl

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: EA1m-EA6m, EA1fl-EA3fl, D1m-D5m, D1fl, SM3m, SM4m, SM2fl

1 understand water supply and distribution system components, their characteristics and functioning of such systems;

2 appreciate supply and distribution system management problems;

3 use water supply and distribution modelling and management principles.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: ET2m, ET2fl, ET3fl, ET4m, ET4fl, ET6m, ET6fl, EP1m, EP2m, EP1fl, EP4m, EP7m-EP9m, EP2fl

4 identify, formulate and analyse a management problem in a given water supply/distribution system;

5 critically assess research results;

6 demonstrate some practical experience of using water supply/distribution modelling tools.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge: G1m-G3m, G1fl-G3fl

7 show improved independent learning skills;

8 exhibit enhanced report and presentation skills;

9 display improved IT skills.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- introduction to clean water systems; water sources: basic elements and their characteristics (wells, open reservoirs);

- water distribution systems (WDS): basic elements, their characteristics and hydraulics;

- WDS modelling (steady-state, extended period simulation, water quality models);

- WDS model assembling, calibration and validation (data collection, GIS, SCADA, etc.);

- WDS design (conventional and advanced) and operation (pump scheduling);

- performance indicators;

- pressure management;

- leakage management;

- water demand management;

- water quality management;

- integrated asset management;

- sustainability.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 32.00 Guided Independent Study 118.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 26 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Tutorials (specialised, state-of-the-art  software provided)
Guided independent study 60 Work required to complete the coursework
Guided independent study 58 Private study including wider reading, lecture preparation, assessment practice; feedback provided by module convener on request.

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Question asked in lectures N/A All Answers provided on the spot
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 70 2 Hours All Oral (on request)
Coursework assignment Report on a given topic (e.g. literature review on a given topic) or report on a solution obtained for a given engineering problem (e.g. calibration of hydraulic model of a real-life pipe network) 30 5,000 words (app. 10 pages A4) All Written, comments in the report and/or the assessment form
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written examination All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Trifunovic, N Introduction to Urban Water Distribution 1st Taylor & Francis 2006 0-415-39517-8 [Library]
Set Kapelan, Z Calibration of Water Distribution System Hydraulic Models Lambert Academic Publishing 2010 978-3838353418 [Library]
Set Walski T.M, Chase D.V, Savic D.A, Grayman W, Beckwith S and Koelle E. Advanced Water Distribution Modeling and Management Haestad Press 2009 000-097-141-412-2 [Library]
Set Rossman L Epanet2 Software and User Manual http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/wswrd/epanet.html 2005 [Library]
Set Savic, D, Banyard, J Water Distribution Systems ICE Publishing 2011 978-0727741127 [Library]
Set Twort AC Water Supply 5th Butterworth-Heinemann 2000 978-0340720189 [Library]
Set Linsley, R.K., Franzini, J.B, Freyberg, D.L. and Tchobanoglous, G. Water Resources Engineering McGrawHill 1992 0-071-12689-9 [Library]
Set US EPA Water Distribution System Analysis: Field Studies, Modelling and Management Report No. EPA/600/R-06/028 http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/pubs/600r06028/600r06028.pdf 2005 [Library]
Set Wu, Z, Farley, M, Kapelan, Z et al Water Loss Reduction 1st Bently Institute Press 2011 978-1934493083 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 November 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 20 April 2017
KEY WORDS SEARCH Water supply; distribution system; pipe network; asset management; leakage/pressure management; sustainability; pump scheduling; least cost design.