THT313 Water Management in Cold Climate
Showing course contents for the educational year 2022 - 2023 .
Course responsible: Harsha Chandima Ratnaweera
Teachers: Susann Andersen, Lars John Hem, Roland Peter Kallenborn
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course starts in June block and ends in the August block.
Course frequency: Anually, lectures in June, Project report submission in August.
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Cold and temperate climates have special challenges when it comes to the management of water, water supply and wastewater treatment. Some of the most pristine environments are located in colder climates and the pollution of water by emerging contaminents, in addition to the nutrients, is an increasing challenge. Most treatment processes are temperature dependent, requiring additional volume and time due to the slowing down of conventional processes at lower temperatures. Water distribution and sewer systems need special care to minimise operational problems during winters and snow melting periods. Climate change often negatively impacts these conditions further.
(1) Lectures (2) analytical work in small teams, (3) excursion to the treatment plant(s) to learn how the unit processes are integrated and their operational challenges. (4) instructions and hands-on practice in the usage of scientific databases and reporting.
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)
THT271 or similar
Basic knowledge of water resources management
THT310 or THT311
Compulsory participation in all activities during the block course (usually 5 working days in June) and a project report to be submitted by August
- Multiple Choice Questions at the end of the 1 week of lectures (50%)
- Evaluation of project work (50%)
Both parts must be passed to pass the course.
Grading system A-E/Ikke bestått
Ca. 40 hours of lectures, exercises, excursions within one intensive week, and 85 hours project work during July-August.
RealFag / Engineering sciences
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Part-I: One week of intensive, full-time work: 40 hours of lectures, group work. excursions.
Part-II: Project work (can be carried out outside of NMBU).
Part-III: submission of the project report
External evaluator (sensor) is used in the design of exams and calibration of the markes.
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades