VM8206 - Topics in Urban Water Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 50/100
Oral examination 50/100 E

Course content

The course is meant to give a thorough theoretical understanding of the various topics in the field of urban water systems, including water transportation systems, natur based solutions and green infrastructure for stormwater management, urban flood modelling and management, hydroinformatics for advanced systems performance assessment. The effect of urbanisation and climate change as external pressures on the urban water systems are important overarching topics. The course has a strong focus on socially and environmentally sustainable solutions. An emphasis will be made on in depth understanding of the selected topics in relevance to research in environmental engineering.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should have knowledge of assessment of sustainability for water and wastewater systems and forecasting performance and reliability of water and wastewater services. The candidate should be able to consider the application of various analytical methods in the field. Further she or he should contribute to the development of new theories and methods in the field. Skills: The candidate should master selection of methods and tools to analyse sustainability, and be able to make use of modeling tools. The candidate should be able to use these skills to perform research at a high international level. The candidate should be able to assess the work of others on the same level. General competence: The candidate should be able to use knowledge from the discipline for scientific assignments and projects, and to publish research and development results in recognized national and international channels.

Learning methods and activities

Guided self study, workshops, developments of a paper based on selected topic. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

The course will be run if at least 3 students with relevant background wish to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact the course coordinator. Students not admitted to the PhD programme in engineering may be approved by the course coordinator.

Course materials

Books, articles, plus reports from recent Norwegian and international research programs.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Systems


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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