TVM4130 - Urban Water Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Water in city. The urban water system on and underground, i.e. surface water, groundwater and pipes. System loads and capacity, pressure, hydraulic conditons, water quality, alternative assessment. Life cicle assessment and renewing. Water sources and recipients. Masterplans and integrated urban water managment. Modelling the water supply and wastewater system. Datacollection. UVS in cold climate. Stormwater mannagement. Pipe technology. Assessment of UVS based on sustainablity, envirnomental and economic aspects and risk. Laws, regulations and standards.

Learning outcome

Student knows about:
- Principles for building and operation of urban transport systems for water and wastewater
- Principles for technologies to manage runoff from rainfall and snow melt
- Technologies for building, rehabilitation and maintenance of pipe system for water and wastewater
- Principles for condition monitoring and functionality measuerments for urban water and wasewater networks.

Students can:
- Calculate flow and pressure in water distribution network
- Calculate flow in wastewater networks inclusive transmission pipeelines
- Carry out databased analysis of water and wastewater networks.

General competence
Students know about:
- Challenges and opportunities by management of water and wastewater in cities
- General principles fro cost-efficient management of water and wastewater services.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures combined with exercises and laboratory exercises partially done in groups. The lectures and exercises will be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger, ekskursjon

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2019

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 5

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

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-12-17 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 29
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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