Course syllabus

Urbana vatten
Urban Waters

VVA030, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Water Resources.
Compulsory for: MWLU1
Elective for: V4-vr, W4-vr
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The student shall within the limits of the course enter deep into the subject of urban water transport and treatment. The student shall be able to dimension and plan the operation of facilities for drinking-water, wastewater and storm-water treatment in urban areas.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The first part of the course contains to a comparatively large extent tutor-aided lectures and exercises. Some of the lectures/exercises are adjusted to the different previous knowledge of the students and hence they take part in smaller groups. In parallel, the course is started with a minor project carried out in small groups. Written and oral reports of the projects are presented at a seminar after a few weeks. All students will have at least one oral presentation during the course.

The second part of the course begins with computer exercises offering the students the possibility to test the knowledge gained during the first part of the course. Commercial computer models are used within the course. Lectures and exercises are arranged in parallel to the computer exercises. Written and oral reports of the computer exercises are presented at a seminar. The computer exercise ends with a lecture on how to apply computer modelling to urban water systems. By means of study visits and laboratory lessons possibilities of practical implementation of gained theoretical knowledge from lectures and exercises is offered to the students. The course includes a written examination.

The course includes essential aspects on the whole urban water system. The course deals with the following areas of knowledge:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination. Re-examination might be oral. Participation in seminars and laboration. Reports. Oral presentation.


Required prior knowledge: VVAF01 Water and Wastewater Technolgy and VVR145 Water or VVR111 and VVR120.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Teacher: Universitetslektor Karin Jönsson,
Course coordinator: Forskarassistent Åsa Davidsson,
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