Course code HidZ3035

Credit points 2

Drinking Water Management

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation18.04.2018

Responsible UnitDepartment of Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Course developer

author Vides un ūdenssaimniecības katedra

Linda Grinberga

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

HidZ2010, Hydraulics I

Course abstract

Study course is intended to give an insight in principles and technical engineering solutions of water management. The course includes sustainable management of water resources and providing of sanitary safe and economically reasonable centralized water supply in rural and urban areas. The most widely used methods for purifying of drinking water will be passed, paying a special attention to current topicalities of Latvia.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

As a result of this study course the students will have • knowledge of suitable water sources for obtaining requirable water amount. The knowledge of water treatment in accordance with drinking water quality requirements will include water treatment methods such as iron removal, softening and disinfection.
• The study course will provide the skills to technically solve water supply issues by providing engineering solutions for the needs of the consumer. • Students will be competent to solve problems associated with methods for improving the water quality at the desirable level.

Compulsory reading

1. Tilgalis E. Ūdensapgāde. Jelgava, 2008.
2. Odenkirhens H., Riters K., Šifmans L., Vilmrots G. Vides saimniecības darbinieka rokasgrāmata. 2. sēj. Ūdensapgāde. Ozolnieki: Latvijas Lauksaimniecības konsultāciju un izglītības atbalsta centrs, 2000.
3. Lediņš V. Ūdensapgāde un kanalizācija. Rīga: RTU Izdevniecība, 2007.

Further reading

1. Fraenkel P., Thake J. Water lifting devices: a handbook of users and choosers. Rugby: Practical Action Publishing, 2006.
2. Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvsu LBN 222-15 "Ūdensapgādes būves" [tiešsaiste]: MK noteikumi Nr.326. Pieņemti 30.06.2015., stājas spēkā 01.07.2015. ar grozījumiem. [Skatīts 26.04.2018.]. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Vides Vēstis. ISSN 1407-2939. Vides aizsardzības kluba žurnāls