Course code VidZ5029

Credit points 4.50

Land Drainage

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes12

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours84

Date of course confirmation03.03.2016

Responsible UnitInstutute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Engineering

Course developer


Uldis Kļaviņš

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

HidZ3001, Soil and Water Conservation I

HidZ3016, Hydraulics II

VidZ3013, Soil and Water Conservation II

Course abstract

The study course include overview about engineering drainage systems, and water control in the built-up area and new building zones, describe possibilities and alternatives to protect underground communications and structures. The course describes the new available materials and construction of the structures in land reclamation. The course includes questions about operation and maintenance of drain.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge and understanding of the groundwater-lowering capabilities, methods and structures built and perspective building sites, protection measures and techniques of underground communications or constructions.
• Skills to choose the engineering solutions and calculation-based measures of human life and the work environment, improvement of conditions for construction operations.
• Competence to critically evaluate the impact of land reclamation engineering measures on people's living environment, work or underground communications operating conditions, that could expand the final work and enhance its value..

Compulsory reading

1. Tilgalis Ē. Ciemu ūdens apgāde un kanalizācija. Jelgava: LLU, 2014.
2. Tilgalis Ē. Ūdensapgāde. Jelgava: 2008.
3. Rey K. and others. Water resources engineering. USA, 2010
Wurbs R. A., Wesley P. J. Water resources engineering Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. 828 p.
4. Zinātniskās literatūras un starptautiskais pieredzes apkopojums. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Zīverts A. Ievads hidroloģijā. Jelgava, LLU, 1997. 111 lpp.
2. Zīverts A. Pazemes ūdeņu hidroloģija. Jelgava, LLU, 2001. 81 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Ražība: Zinātniski praktiskais žurnāls zinātniekiem, agronomiem, zemniekiem. Rīga: Agroķīmisko pētījumu centrs ISSN 0236-0470
2. Vides Vēstis: vides aizsardzības kluba žurnāls.Rīga: Vides aizsardzības klubs ISSN 1407-2939 Pieejams: