The course predominantly targets mid-career professionals dealing with technical aspects of drinking water transport and distribution, working for water supply companies, municipal assemblies or consulting bureaus. The prerequisites include a BSc degree in Civil Engineering or similar technical background, general PC-computer knowledge (word processing, spreadsheets) and good English command.
This online course introduces the basics of planning, hydraulic- and engineering design, construction, operation & maintenance of water transport and distribution systems. The course is however designed to start from scratch on hydraulics and other technical aspects and is as such, in theory, also suitable for ‘softer’ professional backgrounds where multidisciplinary work in teams would be taking place as a follow-up; for instance, for rural WATSAN experts working for NGOs.
The course is designed with total study load of 140 hours, spread over a period of roughly 18 weeks assuming the average workload of 8 hours (= 1 day) per week. The contents are summarised in two main subjects with the following syllabus:
1. Introduction to Water Transport and Distribution:
2. Water Loss Management and Control:
Upon completion, the participant should be able to: