TVM4130 - Urban Water systems: Grey, blue and green


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
4 exercises 60/100
School exam 40/100 1 hours D

Course content

  • The urban water system above and below the surface.
  • Challenges and opportunities.
  • Modelling and system thinking for urban water systems.
  • Modelling of Water distribution networks and Urban drainage systems.
  • Modelling theory, data requirements and model assembly, available software, objectives and possible information content, limitations, calibration, and uncertainties.
  • Stormwater technology, design of normal runoff situations as well as extreme events, stormwater pollution

Learning outcome


Students can describe and discuss:

  • Concepts and procedures for design, construction, and operation of urban systems for water distribution and urban drainage (including grey and green infrastructure)
  • Concepts of system thinking.
  • Concepts and procedures of modeling approaches in urban water systems, including calibration and uncertainty assessment of said models.
  • Concepts and procedures of condition monitoring and functionality measurements for urban water and wastewater networks.


Students can

  • execute flow and pressure calculations for water distribution networks using state-of-the-art software.
  • execute flow calculations for wastewater networks using state-of-the-art software.
  • interpret and compare and discuss model results.
  • select the appropriate system boundaries and tools for solving engineering problem in the urban water systems field.
  • develop plans for a sustainable management of stormwater runoff in an urban environment for gray and green infrastructure

General competence

Students shall be able to abstract engineering problems in the field of urban water systems and develop engineering solutions in an analytical and reflected way.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures combined with exercises. The lectures and exercises will be given in English.

Further on evaluation

Both parts of the assessment is given a letter grade, the final grade will be calculated on the basis of the letter grades. 4 exercises account for 60 % of the grade, the exam accounts for 40%.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Will be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB5030 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 40/100 D 2023-11-30 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL228 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 13
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 8
Autumn ORD 4 exercises 60/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 40/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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