Course code VidZ5006

Credit points 2


Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures10

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes14

Independent study hours56

Date of course confirmation15.02.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Course developer


Uldis Kļaviņš

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Study course includes special drainage cases - drainage system design, when water level in drainage drain not to provide traditional free outflow or environmental requirements or interests inadmissible drain regulation. Described polder elements, tasks, constructions and main calculations.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Student gets knowledge about discharge areas and territories affected by flood risk, also methods and techniques of reclamation and agricultural usage of such territories.
• Skills to choose and to apply optimal technical solution for reclamation network with mechanical water lifting system. Student gets skills to apply constructions and devices for dams, hydro technical building elements, and pumping stations.
• Student is competent to use obtained knowledge and skills about discharge areas and territories affected by flood risk in case of reclamation and optimal usage of such territories.

Compulsory reading

1. Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 224-05 "Meliorācijas sistēmas un hidrotehniskās būves". [tiešsaiste]. MK noteikumi Nr.631 Pieņemti 26.08.2005. Stājas spēkā 01.09.2005. [Skatīts 10.06.2011.]. Pieejams:
2. Meliorācijas sistēmas ekspluatācijas un uzturēšanas noteikumi. [tiešsaiste]. MK noteikumi Nr.714 Pieņemti 03.08.2010. Stājas spēkā 07.08.2010. [Skatīts 10.06.2011.]. Pieejams:
3. Polderi: Norādījumi IV „Lauksaimniecības zemju meliorācijas projektu sastādīšanai”. Rīga: LVMPI,1982.- 80 lpp.
4. Ritzema H. P.(editor–in-Chief). Drainage principles and Applications International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement/ILRI. Wageningen, the Netherlands, 1994.- P 1125.

Further reading

1. Sauka O. (red.), Bušmanis P., Labrencis V., Kļaviņš U., Barbars J. Lauksaimniecības hidrotehniskā meliorācija. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1987.-296 lpp.
2. Справочник мелиорация и водное хозяйствою. Осушение (Под ред. Маслова Б.) Москва: Агропромиздат, 1985.- 446 c.
3. Bielis V. Lubānas zemienes problēma un tās risinājums. Rīga: Liesma, 1974.-173 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Vides vēstis: Vides aizsardzības kluba žurnāls. Rīga : Vides aizsardzības klubs. 1997- ISSN 1407-2939.