Course code THT312

THT312 Water Management in Cold Climate

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Course responsible: Petter Deinboll Jenssen
Teachers: Harsha Chandima Ratnaweera, Manoj Kumar Pandey, Zakhar Maletskyi, Jan Elbertus Vermaat, Roland Peter Kallenborn
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course starts in June block and ends in the August block.
Course frequency: Anually, starts in June and ends in august block.
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Course contents:
Lectures on: Arctic conditions, Water resources management, Water treatment, Wastewater treatment and health issues related to water and sanitation in Cold Climates, Project report/scientific writing. Excursions: to water and wastewater treatment plants
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: students should have an understanding on arctic conditions, of the basic principles in modern water resources management, theoretical understanding of the main treatment options and, operational aspects of treatment systems in cold climates.

Professional skills: Students should be able to select appropriate water and sanitary systems They should be able to carry out a literature review using modern scientific databases and internet and to prepare a well-structured project report.

General competence: students should have an understanding of the development trends in the cold climates related to water sanitation and health (WASH), be able to identify the advantages/weaknesses in current systems and to propose improvements based on modern practices. 

Learning activities:
(1) Lectures (2) analytical work in small teams, (3) excursion to treatment plant(s) to learn how the unit processes are integrated and their operational challenges. (4) instructions and hands-on practice in usage of scientific databases and reporting. The first generation web presentation of the course is available on:
Teaching support:
By email or pre-agreed meetings with lecturers

Handouts and copies of presentations


Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 5th Edition, by Metcalf and Eddy, Inc, 2013 (selected sections)

Water Treatment: Principles and Design, 3rd Edition, MWH, 2012 (selected sections)

Basic knowledge on water and wastewater treatment (similar to THT 272) is required.
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic knowledge on water resources management
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory participation in all activities during the block course + Project report
(1) Multiple Choice Questions, at the end of the 1 week of lectures (2) Evaluation of project works Final mark will be based equally on the above and both need to be passed.
Nominal workload:
ca 50 hours of lectures, exercises, excursions within one intensive week, and 100 h project work during a 3 months period.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Part-1: One week of intensive, full-time work: 50 hours of lectures, 20 hours of excursions. Part-II: Project work (can be carried out outside of NMBU). Part-III: submission of the project report
Sensor is used in calibratioin of the markes.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F