Course syllabus

Urban dagvattenhantering
Urban Storm Water Management

VVAN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

General Information

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


The urban water system is based on a well-functioning urban storm water management. Population growth, altered land use, climate change and knowledge on how pollutants propagate by storm water and the ambition to integrate water in the residential environment require new ways of designing sustainable urban storm water systems, regarding both flows and pollutants. So-called blue-green storm water structures interact with both the existing piped system and the overall urban infrastructure and hence both spatial distribution and design are important.

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about storm water management in urban environments to be able to design and operate facilities for delaying and decreasing storm water flows and treating polluted storm water 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 course deals with the following areas of knowledge:

Survey of the urban water system
Design of storm water systems regading hydraulics and treatment
Storm water systems (blue-green solutions relative to piped systems)
Processes for storm water management in so-called blue-green systems
Computer models on storm-water flow
Storm water in the city planning process

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination. Computer exercises. Project assignments with oral and written presentation. Study visit. The grade is based on the final written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0120. Name: Mandatory Activities.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Oral and written presentations. Contents: Computer modelling exercises, Project assignments, Study visit.
Code: 0220. Name: Urban Storm Water Management (Examination).
Credits: 5,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination Contents: The final exam that examines urban storm water management.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VVA030, VVAN05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Karin Jönsson,
Teacher: Henrik Aspegren,