15 credits at level HE7
This module will develop a detailed understanding of Urban Drainage Systems and their future requirements in response to climate change. Sustainability and environmental issues relating to urban pollution management and flood risk management are extensively covered in terms of system management and control. Design processes and Health and Safety issues associated with component parts of the systems are covered . The module also includes the use of hydraulic modelling to solve practical problems.
Urban Drainage Systems (UDS)
-Drainage systems and their design
-Infoworks computer analysis of drainage systems
-Combined Sewer Overflow structures and their design
-Pumping stations and their design
Urban Pollution Management
-Water Framework Directive and its impact on UDS
-Integrated Urban Drainage
-Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and their design
Flood Risk Management
-Impact of climate change and sustainability issues
-Impact of current legislation, Making Space for Water and PPS25, and its consequences for UDS
-River modelling and related GIS
Learning sessions will include lectures, tutorials, discussion groups and computer practical sessions.
Lectures and tutorials 30hrs
Computer Laboratory 9hrs
Private study and coursework 108hrs
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have a detailed understanding of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and their design||Critically evaluate and apply design processes.|
|2.||Comprehend the importance of urban pollution management issues in relation to sustainability and the environment.||Deploy appropriate information in critical evaluation. Demonstrate a critical awareness of UPM issues.|
|3.||Apply the concepts of hydraulic modelling.||Select appropriate data and accurately apply analysis methods to solve practical problems.|
|4.||Apply design principles to hydraulic structures and improvements to wastewater and river systems.||Critically evaluate and apply design processes. Show detailed awareness and understanding of the relevant issues.|
|5.||Comprehend the importance of flood risk management issues in relation to sustainability and the environment.||Deploy appropriate information in critical evaluation.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||1500 word report covering pertinent topic||3hr end examination|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Urban Drainage. Butler D. Davies JW 2004 E&FN Spon Ltd
Advances in Urban Flood Management. R Ashley, S Garvin, E Pasche, et al 2007 Taylor & Francis publishing
Design of Linear Drainage Systems. M Naqvi 2003 Thomas Telford Ltd
Future Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risks 2007 C. Thorne, E. Evans and E. Penning Thomas Telford.
The EU Water Framework Directive P. Chave 2001 IWA publishing:
Foresight Future Flooding – www.foresight.gov.uk
Making space for water – www.defra.gov.uk
The SUDS manual (C697).
Designing for exceedance in urban drainage: Good practice (C635)
Interim Code of Practice for SUDS
Sustainable drainage systems. Hydraulic, structural and water quality advice (C609)
Sustainable urban drainage systems - design manual for England and Wales (C522)
Sustainable urban drainage systems - best practice manual (C523)
Design of flood storage reservoirs (Book 14)
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