Water and Environmental Engineering

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142VIZP Z,ZK 4 3P+1C Czech
The course 142RVS can be graded only after the course 142VIZP has been successfully completed.
Garant předmětu:
Ladislav Satrapa
Martin Dočkal, Tomáš Dostál, Pavel Fošumpaur, Aleš Havlík, Petr Nowak, Ladislav Satrapa, Michal Sněhota, David Stránský, Martin Šanda, Bohumil Šťastný
Aleš Havlík, Filip Horký, Martin Horský, Martin Král, Martin Lacina, Petra Nešvarová Chvojková, Lucie Norková, Kateřina Slavíčková
Department of Hydraulic Structures

During the teaching semester, students are introduced to the fields of water engineering, water management and environmental engineering. In particular, emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of water and environmental engineering in close relation to other branches of civil engineering. The course is taught in the form of lectures and tutorials. The lectures are divided thematically into 20 blocks according to the different branches of the discipline (13 times water engineering and 7 times environmental engineering). In the exercises, students work on basic problems in the field of hydrology, water supply and water structures, especially dams, hydropower and flood issues. All 4 „water“ departments of K14x are involved in teaching the course.


They are not, this is a basic course.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Content of water engineering, concepts and threats in water management, water structures and their necessity in water management, specifics of water structures.

2. Data sources, climatic and hydrological data and their processing, rainfall-runoff processes.

3. Water runoff from catchments, watercourses, minor and major watercourses, watercourse operation, watercourse treatment, flood issues.

4. Hydro-improvement structures: irrigation, drainage, small water reservoirs.

5. Water sources, water supply and water treatment for supply purposes, water transport.

6. Wastewater, production, disposal and treatment of wastewater.

7. Water supply and wastewater treatment facilities and lines

8. Mineral springs, spas, swimming pools, balneology.

9. Water structures on streams, loads on water structures, weirs and waterways.

10. Dams, basic description, parts of construction, safety requirements.

11. Use of hydroelectric power, hydroelectric power plants, types of turbines and operating schemes of hydroelectric power plants, technological and structural parts of hydroelectric power plants.

12. Operation of hydropower works, monitoring of hydropower works, handling and operating schedules, operational control and dispatching.

13. Critical situations at hydropower works, failures and disasters, prevention and handling of critical situations, threats during increased flows and drought.

14. RU Introduction: summary of what RU offers (projection+management), soc-eco impacts, practical. Nature protection-Preservation, EIA.

15. Water in the ecosystem - water management, extremes, water use, resources, outlook, climate change.

16. Water retention in the landscape - OOP, eutrophication, flood formation, dry reservoirs.

17. landscape and GIS - (C)PU, land use plan, landscape character, UES.

18. Technical and revitalization constructions - stream modifications, fencing, fishways, revitalization of landscape and intravillage (greenery), constructions x st.administration.

19. Soil - engineering pedology, significance and consequences of pollution, hazardous substances - remediation.

20. Reclamation, waste, noise - landscape restoration, technical aspects of waste management, impact of transport on landscape.

Syllabus of tutorials:

The exercise takes place 6 times per semester with the following content:

1. Constructing a theoretical curve of m-day and N-year flow exceedances.

2. Transformation of flood wave and design of reservoir storage volume.

3. Design of the basic structure of a movable weir.

4. Calculation of annual energy production in a hydroelectric power plant.

2x excursions of your choice from about 10 options of water management structures, watercourses and water infrastructure.

Study Objective:

The aim is to gain a general engineering overview of the fields of water engineering and the environment.

Study materials:

-Broža,V.-Kazda,I.-Patera,A.-Přenosilová,E. Vodohospodářské stavby. ČVUT v Praze, 1999, 162 s. ISBN 80-01-01021-X

-Braniš M., Základy ekologie a ochrany životního prostředí, INFORMATORIUM 2009 ISBN 978-80-7333-024-8

-Zákon o vodách č.254/2001 Sb.

-Plán hlavních povodí České republiky. Ministerstvo zemědělství ČR, www.mze.cz

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