Water Source Engineering

Course Location Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Cost £1400
Type of course in situ
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Course provider Cranfield University
Available dates for this course

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Course overview

Community Water Supply and Advanced Irrigation Professionals need detailed knowledge of the design, constuction and management of water sources for domestic and agricultural use, as well as of the engineering of water pumping and piped distribution. This module therefore covers the engineering of rainwater, surface water and groundwater sources, water pumping and pipe systems.

Course Description

Water quality and public health; drinking water, chemicals; water treatment
Water sources: rainwater harvesting for agricultural and domestic purposes; surface water storage with earth dams – site selection, dam site hydrology, design, construction,; protected springs – principles, practices; wells and boreholes – design, construction.
Pumping systems: human, solar and wind powered pumps for small scale irrigation and for domestic use; centrifugal and other rotodynamic pumps.
Pumping and pipe systems for water conveyance: - hydraulic principles, design practices.
On successful completion of this module the delegate will be able to:

Understand and specify water quality and public health requirements for community water supplies
Be aware of the exploration and investigation techniques available for groundwater studies.
Be able to outline the design features of protected springs and infiltration galleries, and carry out detailed design of wells and boreholes for domestic and agricultural water supply.
Specify pumping systems and select pumps for water distribution.
Describe the principles and practices of rainwater harvesting systems for domestic and agricultural use, and design simple systems.
Select sites for on-stream and off-stream water storage structures; carry out hydrological estimates (catchment yield and flood flows); produce outline designs for small earth embankment dams and describe basic construction techniques and maintenance tasks.

To book on this course please contact:

Academic Operations Unit.
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL, UK

T: +44 (0) 1234 754176
E: shortcourse@cranfield.ac.uk
F: +44 (0) 1234 751206

Cranfield University reserves the right to change course dates as appropriate.

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