The course is designed for professionals (engineers,
scientists and managers/planners) active in the urban water sector, especially
those involved in urban flood management and who want to use simulation models for
planning of drainage networks and flood-related disaster management activities.
The course describes modern urban water management issues, such as climate change, urbanization and urban growth.
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.