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ECMM133 - Water Supply and Distribution Management (2015)

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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 11 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 13
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 asset management type framework with the aim to identify more sustainable 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 water supply and distribution modelling tools.
 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
This module correlates to references E1, S3, P1, MU1 - MU4, ME1, ME3, MD1, MS1, MS2, MP1 - MP3, GM1 and GM4. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

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

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
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:
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:
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 80 Work required to complete the two courseworks
Guided independent study 38 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 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Exam 60 2 Hours All Oral (on request)
Coursework assignment 1: Report on a given topic 20 5,000 words (app. 10 pages A4) All Written, comments in the report and/or the assessment form
Coursework assignment 2: Report on a given topic 20 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

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.
 

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

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

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
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 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 Kapelan, Z Calibration of Water Distribution System Hydraulic Models Lambert Academic Publishing 2010 978-3838353418 [Library]
Set Wu, Z, Farley, M, Kapelan, Z et al Water Loss Reduction 1st Bently Institute Press 2011 978-1934493083 [Library]
Set Savic, D, Banyard, J Water Distribution Systems ICE Publishing 2011 978-0727741127 [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 Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Water supply; distribution system; pipe network; asset management; leakage/pressure management; sustainability; pump scheduling; least cost design.