Course detail

Industrial, municipal and landscape water management

FCH-MCO_VHPAcad. year: 2020/2021

Base of water management, hydrology and hydropedology, water sources protection, organisation structure of catchment areas, water reservoirs functions, stream regulation, functions of irrigation systems, water supply, wastewater systems, base of balneology and balneotechnique, impact of industrial activities on water and wastewater quality, organisation structure of water management in different branches of industry

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The obtained knowledge and skills facilitate effective participation of graduate course in close collaboration with water managers to address:
1. landscape water management, with a particular focus on water quality
2. protection and improvement of the quality of water use
3. storage and collection of water supply arrangement and the water supply
4. watershed protection and water resources
5. design and layout of water management systems
6. regulation of the water regime of the landscape and villages
7.water treatment and wastewater treatment.
Students gain introductory knowledge for subsequent courses focused on water treatment, waste water treatment, etc.


Successful completion of the course is conditional on the knowledge of phyzic, hydrobiology, chemistry and technology of drinking water.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Šálek,J.Vodní hospodářství krajiny I.Brno:VUT,1996,152 s. (CS)
Tlapák,V.,Šálek,J.Legát,V.Voda v zemědělské krajině.Praha: ZN Brázda,1992,318s. (CS)
Wohlrab, al. Landschafts-wasserhaushalt.Hamburg,Berlin:1992,352s. (CS)
Šálek,J.,Hlavínek,P.,Mičín,J. Vodní stavitelství.Brno:Nakladatelství CERM,2002,144s. (CS)
Králová,H.Řeky pro život.Revitalizace řek a péče o nivní biotopy.Brno:Veronika,2001439s, (CS)
Lange,G.,Lercher,K.Gewässerregelung - Gewässerpflege.Hamburg-Berlin:Verlag Paul Parey,1989,302 (CS)
Malý J.,Šálek,J.Vodní hospodářství skládek domovního odpadu a čištění průsakových vod. Brno:Akad.nakl.CERM,2002,124s (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course credit is awarded after successfully completing two written tests in the middle and at the end of the semester. The tests are primarily focused on the evaluation of the knowledge, orientation in the issues, the ability to use knowledge. For successful test is required to get at least 6 out of 10 possible points in both tests.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to a water management organization, linking to the EU rules. Historical development of water management. Legislation in water management. Basics of meteorology and climatology, utilization, excursions to the meteorological station in the Institute of landscape water management at Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT
2. Fundamentals of Hydrology, processing and use of hydrological knowledge. Wetlands. Hydropedology, soil properties, soil types and soil types, soil water, the spread of contamination in the soil environment. Redevelopment of contaminated soils.
3. Sources of water for the population and industry. Principles of watershed protection, protection of water resources. Point and diffuse pollution. Effect of municipalities, industry and agriculture on water quality.
4. Alteration of waterways and streams. Sediment transport and pollution. Revitalization of watercourses and landscape. Water transport and waterways. Flood protection. Redevelopment of land and buildings after the flood.
5. Tanks and water management systems. Functions and procedures. Ponds and purpose reservoirs. The arrangement of reservoirs, water withdrawals, transfer of large water retention. Industrial tanks, types, layout and utilization.
6. Management of the landscape water regime. The arrangement of irrigation and drainage. The requirements for the quantity and quality of irrigation water. Application of wastewater and manure for irrigation.
7. Drinking water supply. The need for water collection, pumping, supply, distribution and storage of water in reservoirs. Engineering networks in cities and industry. Water in urban environments. Aesthetic water feature.
8. Waste water, ballast water and rain water. Sewerage, types of sewers, sewer systems configuration. Use and management of rain water. Fundamentals of hydrotherapy and balneology. Swimming pools, indoor pools and natural swimming pool.
9. The need for water for agriculture and livestock operation. Agricultural application of waste. Principles of composting. Water food industry. The use of treated wastewater from the food industry.
10. Water management of selected industries. The design and layout of landfills, storage and disposal of seepage water, collection and utilization of landfill gas. Water management planning and water management research.


The objective of the course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and information from the field of base of water management and used water in diferent branches of idustry and urban areas.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer