The course will be dealing with modern urban water management issues, such as climate change, urbanization and urban growth. Especially those involved in flood management and who want to use simulation models for planning of drainage networks and flood-related disaster management activities.

This course teaches how to conduct a systematic exploratory analysis of complex water and environmental policy problems in a multi-actor environment. The goal of the exploratory analysis is to develop a  better understanding of the various dimensions of a complex policy problem and use that to develop an issue statement, which  may suggest specific courses of action and/or an agenda for further in-depth analysis to address knowledge gaps.  

This course covers cardinal aspects in water transport and distribution engineering such as hydraulic modelling, water-hammer theory, decision support systems, asset management or water quality. State-of-the-art knowledge and cutting edge tools are taught enabling a vision of the water supply challenge much beyond standard engineering practices, a prerequisite when coping with global stresses like Climate Change, population growth or water scarcity.