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Urban Drainage

The physical meetings will take place in Luleå.

The course consists of two parts:

Part 1: Urban Drainage – Aspects of Quantity, Quality and Management (2 hec)

This gives an introduction to the urban drainage area and stormwater quality. Part 1 is recommended for all PhD students in the Water Resarach School that would like to broaden their knowledge within the water and wastewater area and at the same time get some detailed knowledge about stormwater flow patterns and quality issuies realted to stormwater.

 

Part 2: Urban Drainage Modelling (3 hec)

This is an advanced course in Urban drainage modelling which is good for PhD students that think part 1 is interesting and would like to learn more about urban drainage. If you have already have achieved knowledge corresponding to Part 1 through research/other courses/work, Part 1 is not compoulsory for Part 2.

 

Part 1 Urban Drainage – Aspects of Quantity, Quality and Management, 2 hec
11-12 Sept; 2 Oct 2018
•    Homework
•    11 Sept (8.15-17) 2018 (Lectures)
•    12 Sept (8.15-16) 2018 (Lectures)
•    Homework
•    2 Oct (11-17) 2018 (Study visits and Examination)

Course aim:
At the end of the course you should be able to:
•    Describe the effect of urbanisation on urban hydrology and thus stormwater management
•    Calculate stormwater flows and volumes with the rational method and the time-area method; and know alternative methods for these calculations.
•    Describe and characterize the quality in stormwater, snow and sediment and pollution sources
•    Describe and explain the impact of urban stormwater on natural environments regarding both flows/volumes and quality
•    Explain, design and compare different conventional drainage systems and “low impact” stormwater control measures.
•    Describe and explain the importance of collaboration between different disciplines to achieve sustainable drainage solutions using concepts as e.g. Water Sensitive Urban Design or Green Infrastructure. Understand possible conflicts of interest.
•    Describe the importance of stormwater in the planning process.
•    Describe how stormwater control measures can be integrated in the cityscape

Course content:
The course focuses on stormwater flows and quality, stormwater management, and de-sign/dimensioning of different urban drainage facilities. Issues that will be discussed are:
Stormwater flows and quality: characteristics and variations. Calculation of design flows.
Urbanization and urban hydrology
How do different urban drainage systems work and how are they designed and dimensioned?
How should the “right” facility be chosen?
How can stormwater management be implemented and integrated into cities?
Why is it important to regard stormwater early in the planning process?
What do the different terms like "Water Sensitive Urban Design", "Low Impact Development", "Best Management Practice" and "Stormwater Control Measure" mean?
What are the international experiences of stormwater management?
Which challenges does stormwater management face today?


Realization
The course is carried out as a distance course with 2 physical meetings.
During the first meeting (2days) lectures are given in a dialogue with the students. Study visit. The examination task is introduced.
During the second meeting (1 day), the examination tasks are being presented orally and exam-ined.
A study visit to different urban drainage facilitates is also conducted during the first or second meeting.

Examination
The course is examined by an examination task that consists of a scientific literature study of an urban water topic. Different topics will be suggested by the examiner and each student chooses one topic to work with. To pass the course, your literature review and your oral presentation shall be examined as Pass. You shall also do a peer-review of two other students’ literature review according to instructions given. You also have to attend physically to the first course meeting to pass the course.

Examiner
Associate Professor Godecke-Tobias Blecken

Part 2 Part 2: Urban Drainage Modelling, 3 hec
3-4 Oct; 15-16 Nov 2018
•    3 Oct (8.15-17) 2018 (Lectures and computer tasks)
•    4 Oct (8.15-16) 2018 (Lectures and computer tasks)
•    Homework
•    15 Nov (11-17) 2018 (Lectures and examination)
•    16 Nov (8.15-15) 2018 (Lectures and examination)

Course aim:
At the end of the course you should be able to:
•    Know common modelling concepts and their typical applications in urban drainage and stormwater management.
•    Know typical results, limitations, and data requirements for the application of different models/modelling concepts.
•    Describe the important components of a hydrologic/hydrodynamic model (as e.g. EPA SWMM, MOUSE/Mike Urban) and the most important parameters.
•    Know how to apply a mathematical model in a scientific context.

Course content:
The course introduces state of the art modelling concepts used in the field of urban drain-age/stormwater management, on different spatial scales (catchment, sub-catchment, facility) for both, engineering and research purposes. It also covers methods for applying models in a scientific context.
•    Overview and examples of models of varying complexity (physically based models, concep-tual models, …) and different spatial scales (catchment, facility,…).
•    What data is required to set up and apply different models, and which questions they can help to answer?
•    Different sources of uncertainties in models and their applications
•    Methods to deal with uncertainties in modeling (in a scientific context), i.e. sensitivity anal-ysis, mode calibration and uncertainty assessment.
 
Realization
The course is carried out as a distance course with 2 physical meetings.
The first meeting (2 days) is a mixture of lectures are given in a dialogue with the students, and group discussions based on preparatory reading. The examination task is introduced.
During the second meeting (1,75 days), the examination tasks are presented orally, discussed in class and examined.

Examination
The course is examined by participation in group discussions and an examination task which is an individual modeling exercises (can also be related to the PhD student research, in agreement with the teacher). To pass the course, your participation in discussion and your oral presentation shall be examined as Pass. You also have to attend physically to the course meetings to pass the course.

Course teacher
Günther Leonhardt

Examiner
Associate Professor Godecke-Tobias Blecken