HS1018 Water Resources Engineering with GIS 7.5 credits

Vattenresursteknik med GIS

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Water resource issues from a global and local perspective
  • System analysis in hydrology: surface water, ground water, water supply and drainoff
  • Water resource planning for a catchment area, according to EC general directives
  • Water needs in a community
  • Design of water mains
  • The quality of drinking water
  • GIS
  • Digital maps
  • Analysis methods in GIS

Intended learning outcomes *

Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Perform an analysis of a community’s water needs
  • Design water mains for a community
  • Define a catchment area for a water intake and perform a water balance calculation.
  • Construct a conceptual model of an aquifer
  • Identify interest conflicts at water outtakes and propose a water conservation area for the region
  • Present maps in GIS
  • Use simple analysis methods in GIS
  • Submit a completed, written investigation of a water supply
  • Give a presentation on the completed investigation

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Students in year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme Constructional Engineering and Design. 

HS1007 Fluid Mechanics
HS1009 Urban Planning
HS1029 Geology and Soil Mechanics
or equivalent courses

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Nordström, A: Dricksvatten för en hållbar utveckling, Studentlitteratur 2005
Utdrag ur: Allmänna vattenledningsnät, VAV, P83, 2001

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Project work (PROA, 6.0 credits), grading scale: A-F
Written examination (TENA, 1.5 credits), grading scale A-F

Overall course grade is based on grading scale A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Johan Silfwerbrand

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Therese Isaksson (theresei@kth.se)

Supplementary information

Selection for courses with limited space: if the number of applications that meet entry requirements exceeds the availability for the course, selection will be based on the applicants' credits in the TIBYH programme.

Course previously given as 6H3205.