Course detail

Waterworks Structures

FAST-BSA001Acad. year: 2020/2021

History of waterworks engineering, organization of water management in CR and EU, The Water Act. Torrents, water courses
Water courses regulations, flood control, weirs, water courses restoration. Water abstraction from water courses, artificial channels, waterways, water reservoirs. Construction, arrangement and use of water reservoirs, ponds and purpose reservoirs. Watershed protection,land consolidation. Landscape restoration,landscape water management. Irrigation, drainage, municipal engineering, catchment of water sources. Water supply, water treatment, water reservoirs and water towers. Sewerage, sewage water treatment, sludge management, sewage water treatment plants, waste disposal, landfills. Balneology, water management research.


Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of water management


basic knowledge of physics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction and basic information about the subject.
2. Open water reservoirs, dams and water-power utilization.
3. Weirs, water withdrawal from watercourses, waterways and navigation.
4. Watercourses, their development and treatment, torrent control.
5. Basic concepts and relations of hydraulics – physical properties of liquids, hydrostatic and body filling, hydrodynamics.
6. Basic concepts and relations of hydraulics – steady pressure flow, flow of water in open channels, overflows.
7. Basic concepts and relations of hydraulics – outlet through the hole, energy height of the cross section (water jump), flow of groundwater.
8. Hydrology, water cycle in nature, measurement of climatic variables, hydrology of reservoirs.
9. Ponds and purpose reservoirs, flood control, dikes.
10. Irrigations, drainage, watershed protection.
11. Municipal engineering.
12. Drinking water supply, treatment and transport of water, balneotechnology.
13. Sewerage and sewage water treatment.


Basic knowledge of water management, simple water management calculations and design of structures.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization VS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPA-SI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BKC-SI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer