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Module Code: CEN210
Module Title: Water Resources Engineering 1
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To provide students with a background in hydrology and give them an understanding of the types of problems arising in water engineering including drinking water treatment, reservoir design and water distribution system design. Further to give the students the necessary tools for designing drinking water supply systems
Learning outcomes 
A. Analyse the hydrologic cycle including its relation to drinking water supply, irrigation, water treatment and health.

B. Apply mathematical and computational tools in designing drinking water supply and distribution systems and assessing irrigation requirements.

C. Understand the concept of risk, including health and safety risk as well as its management.

D. Solve practical problems related to water supply and distribution and present the results in written and graphical format in a clear and well – structured manner.
Method of teaching and learning 
The module is taught through formal lectures, class tutorials and computer laboratories.
• Introduction to module: Water supply systems overview - water and public health, water uses and quantities, characteristics, quality and treatment, availability and sources, sustainability issues.

• Basic Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, Infiltration, Runoff, Hydrograph

• Water transmission and distribution: pressure conduits and network analysis, delivery mains, service reservoirs, water towers and boosting.

• Water Supply Network Model Building Exercise: Using EPANET computer software.

• Reservoirs: Function and storage, Reservoir storage estimation (mass curve, water balance, synthetic minimum flow method), Water supply systems overview

• Dams: types, construction, ancillary works, overflow spillways, gates, offtake works and energy dissipators, flood protection standards.

• River abstractions: types, requirements, yield assessment, multi-source systems including river regulation.

• Groundwater: occurrence, methods of extraction and appropriate technology, well/borehole hydraulics and yield assessment, well development, infiltration galleries and spring sources, filtration as water purifier. Other sources: surface/roof top collection, desalination, domestic purification.

• Irrigation: land classification, water requirements, soil-water relationships, water quality, irrigation methods, structures, mosquito control measures.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13  6    30  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Examination 80.00
2 Numerical Coursework 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 12:46:34 AM