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School of Engineering
Course unit
INM0014862, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0510, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination URBAN DRAINAGE AND WATER SUPPLY
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge PAOLO SALANDIN ICAR/02
Other lecturers PIETRO TEATINI ICAR/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/02 Maritime Hydraulic Construction and Hydrology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2012 course timetable

Prerequisites: Hydraulics, Basic Hydrology, Solid Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering
Target skills and knowledge: A suitable knowledge about methodological and constructive aspects of water distribution and urban drainage systems, useful to identify and to solve problems through the use of up-to-date methods and techniques.
Examination methods: Written and oral final exam.
Time available to develop a technical report and graphical tables during the written exam: 8 hours (use of textbooks and lecture notes is allowed) – some examples: design of a small drainage system, urban runoff detention pond, combined sewer overflow, etc.; design of a small water distribution system, water supply, pumping stations, etc.
Assessment criteria: 50% written and 50% oral - for the admission to the oral exam, one must have passed the written exam
Course unit contents: Overview of sewer collection systems and regulations. Collection and analysis of hydrological data. Storm and sanitary sewer discharge evaluation. Piping materials and related installation criteria. Combined sewer overflow and detention basins: quality aspects of overflow management. Building site aspects dealing with ground water table. Road, fluvial and railway crossings. Overview of water distribution systems and regulations. Quantity and quality requirements of water for human consumption. Supply and distribution of drinking water. Pipe materials and related installation criteria. Storage tanks. Valves. Pumping system design.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: individual study and homeworks - lessons on the blackboard and with the help of slides
Additional notes about suggested reading: lecture notes
Artina S. et al.: a cura di, Sistemi di fognatura : manuale di progettazione, Centro Studi Deflussi Urbani, Hoepli, Milano,1997.
Da Deppo L. e C. Datei, Fognature - 7 Edizione, Libreria Progetto, Padova, 2011.
Da Deppo L., C. Datei, V. Fiorotto e P. Salandin, Acquedotti - 4 Edizione, Libreria Progetto, Padova, 2011.
Mays L.W., Water distribution systems handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Clean Water and Sanitation Sustainable Cities and Communities