About the course
The course presents an introduction to water resource management in sustainable cities. Decription of drinking watersupply and wastewater as well as stormwater management, with focus on treatment, distribution and collection systems.Challenges and sustainable adaptation measures in connection with e.g. climate change, increasing urbanization andaging infrastructure. Digitalization is studied within the framework of more efficient and sustainable water qualitymonitoring as well as supervision of treatment processes and operation of pipelines and reservoirs. The specific tools thatare covered in the course are process control and monitoring, measurement technology, the Internet of Things as well asdata analysis. Ethical considerations and security risks in connection with digitalization of the water sector. The courseincludes project work with cas studies in digitalization in the water sector.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- explain the basic principles of drinking water supply as well as wastewater and stormwater management in cities,
- describe and assess different challenges for efficient and sustainable use of technical water systems in cities,
- describe digitalization of the technical water systems by applying sensor technology, data storage, dataprocessing, process control, modeling and artificial intelligence,
- identify and reflect on security risks and ethical considerations linked to digitalization of technical water systems.
Exercises and seminars (3 credits), written and oral presentation of project work (2 credits).
Prof. Ekaterina Sokolova (Uppsala University)
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