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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Water Distribution Network System: Design, Operational and Maintenance

Available dates

Dec 8—12, 2019
5 days
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day

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About the course

For the water industry this effectively means effluent and sludge, by-products of sewage treatment, should be viewed as resources to be reused in a beneficial and sustainable manner, rather than wastes requiring disposal. The reuse of these materials involves treating them to a level appropriate for their intended reuse application and using the resulting water (termed reclaimed water) or sludge (termed bio-solids) in a sustainable manner for a beneficial purpose. Beneficial reuse is defined as the sustainable use of reclaimed water or bio-solids in a manner which provides some direct or indirect economic, social or environmental value, while still protecting the environment, public and agricultural (being stock and plant) health.

The concept of beneficial reuse is different from that of wastewater disposal to land. The primary purpose of land disposal is to discharge waste to land in a controlled manner so as not to cause pollution. In contrast, the primary purpose of beneficial reuse is to use what was previously considered “wastewater or sludge” as a resource in a beneficial and safe manner.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Design and analyze of new water distribution systems
  • Explain the principles and pressurized flow and water distribution systems hydraulics
  • Select proper valves for water distribution systems
  • Employ proper methods for operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of existing water distribution systems
  • Discuss the importance of reliability analysis of water network systems and learn the methods of improving system reliability and availability
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Water Distribution Systems
  • Analyze existing Systems and be able to find out existing problems
  • Understanding Operation, Inspection, Maintenance & Repair of Water Networks

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Module (01) Water Supply System
  • Module (02) Storage Facilities & Equipments

Day 2

  • Module (03) Water Distribution System
  • Module (04) Revision of Hydraulics Engineering

Day 3

  • Module (05) Pipelines Selection & Installation
  • Module (06) Distribution Storage

Day 4

  • Module (07) Standard Operation Procedures
  • Module (08) Water System Inspection, Testing & Repair

Day 5

  • Module (09) Troubleshooting Matrix & Failure Analysis
  • Module (10) Maintenance Programs for Water Networks

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for Municipal Engineers, Public Works Engineers, Water Distribution System Engineers, Safety Inspectors and Procurement Officers from Municipalities, and Technologists who need Understanding of Water Distribution System Design and are currently employed in the Water Distribution Management Field.

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