Key topics include:
Urban Water Supply Schemes: Demand assessment and management, supply sources, dam types/spillways/outlet works/construction and safety issues, groundwater development works, water quality requirements and various types of treatment to satisfy these, service storage, pumping stations, reticulation system arrangements/layout and manual/computer analysis, pipeline design and construction.
Irrigation and drainage: Purpose and principles of irrigation, irrigation water quality, channel design and structures, flood, furrow, sprinkler and trickle irrigation layout and design principles, need for, principles and design of appropriate land drainage systems.
NEC2203 - Hydraulics
|1.||Analyse typical levels of demand in terms of both quantity and quality for urban water supply and irrigation schemes, and the factors which influence them;|
|2.||Analyse, describe, locate information, solve relevant numerical problems, and carry out basic design of key elements for water source development schemes including dams, groundwater bores, pump stations, transfer conduits and service storages;|
|3.||Analyse and explain key water quality parameters and supply standards, and describe, solve relevant numerical problems, and carry out design of key elements for basic water treatment plants;|
|4.||Determine appropriate elements and layouts of town water reticulation systems, and design basic systems using manual and computer methods;|
|5.||Analyse, describe, solve relevant numerical problems, determine layouts and carry out basic design of key elements in irrigation and drainage schemes including supply channels, flood, sprinkler and drip systems, and both surface and subsurface drainage systems; and|
|6.||Work effectively as a member and/or leader of a small team and demonstrate good communication skills, based on technical reports and team discussion.|
|Exercise||Short -answer Design questions||15%|
|Project||Group Design Projects x 2 (2,500 words plus figures/tables)||40%|
|Test||MCQ Tests x 2 (30mins each)||20%|
|Exercise||Short-answer Design questions||25%|
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