study programme

Water Management and Water Structures

Original title in Czech: Vodní hospodářství a vodní stavbyFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: DPC-VAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P0732D260020

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

4 years

Programme supervisor

Doctoral Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
100

Study aims

The aim of the doctoral study program Water Management and Water Structures is to provide outstanding graduates of the master's degree with specialized university education in selected and topical areas of the field. These currently include, with a view to maintaining sustainable living conditions, the solution of issues related primarily to the design, optimization, efficiency and quality of operation of existing and new water management systems, such as water management systems, water management structures on watercourses, drinking water supply systems. , waste water removal and treatment, protection of water resources and water quality in the basin, protection against floods etc.
The doctoral study program Water Management and Water Structures is a multidisciplinary program in which students acquire new knowledge in both natural sciences and applied sciences and is also targeted to acquire the necessary habits of students for independent scientific research and creative activities in research and development in solving current theoretical problems and questions arising from the requirements of practice. During the study the student gains both new theoretical knowledge and new own experience from preparation, realization and evaluation of necessary experiments (physical, numerical).
The dissertation thesis is focused on the evaluation of the current state of development of the solved problems in the Czech Republic and abroad, on the definition of the subject and methodology of the topic under development and especially on its own creative contribution. The aim of the study is also to involve students in the preparation and solution of national and international scientific research projects, presentation of achieved results at national and international scientific and professional conferences and their publication in professional and scientific foreign and domestic journals.

Graduate profile

Graduates of the doctoral degree program in Water Management and Water Structures will be able to complete scientific and creative activities independently and in teams at national and international level. and habits well applied in solving theoretical and practical tasks.
Graduates of this study program can be employed especially in research and development workplaces, in design organizations, in state administration bodies and they can also apply their acquired experience during teaching practice during their doctoral study programs in education or other educational institutions.
Completion of the doctoral study program is also a necessary precondition for its possible further career and professional academic growth. His knowledge of foreign languages ​​will enable him to study abroad as well.

Profession characteristics

The graduate of the newly designed doctoral study program Water Management and Water Structures is able to hold positions requiring a separate solution of technical technical problems in the field of water management. Graduates of doctoral studies are prepared for employment in research and development activities, enabling creative solutions to problems and development of new methods and approaches applicable to the solution of current water management problems and their application in the construction of water management structures. Doctoral studies are closely linked to scientific, research and development activities at the training site and to technical practice. Ongoing active scientific and pedagogical activity is a prerequisite for eventual employment of graduates as academic staff of universities. Graduates can also work in basic and applied research, at university workplaces, in institutes of the ASCR, in research and technology centers in the Czech Republic and abroad. They also find work in research workplaces and laboratories of water management and water structures and the environment, or they can hold higher management positions in design, implementation and administration companies, public administration or other similar technical level. The general applicability in practice is practically 100%. It is expected that the applicability of graduates of the newly designed doctoral study program will be similar.

Fulfilment criteria

Fulfillment of the subjects of the individual study plan, successful completion of the state doctoral examination, foreign experience, relevant creative activity and successful defense of the dissertation.

Study plan creation

The rules and conditions for the creation of study plans of study programs carried out at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT define:
Rules of BUT study programs (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/vnitrni-predpisy-a-dokumenty), which according to Article 1, paragraph 1, point:
c) defines the processes of creation, approval and changes of study program proposals before their submission for accreditation to the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education,
d) lays down the formal requirements for study programs and courses,
e) defines the obligations of study program and subject guarantors,
f) defines the standards of study programs at BUT,
g) defines the principles of quality assurance of study programs.
Study and Examination Regulations of the Brno University of Technology (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-details-and-documents)
Details of the conditions for study at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT are governed by the Dean's Directive )
The PhD student studies according to an individual study plan, which is elaborated by the supervisor in cooperation with the PhD student. The individual study plan is binding for the doctoral student. It specifies all duties set in accordance with the BUT Study and Examination Regulations that a doctoral student must fulfill in order to successfully complete his / her studies.
During the first three semesters, the doctoral student consists of compulsory, compulsorily elective or at the same time, it is intensively engaged in its own study and analysis of knowledge in the field determined by the topic of the dissertation and continuous publication of the knowledge and results obtained in this way. In the following semesters, the doctoral student focuses more on research and development related to the topic of the dissertation, on the publication of the results of his / her creative work and on his / her own dissertation. By the end of the fifth semester, the doctoral student has passed the state doctoral examination. The doctoral student is also involved in pedagogical activities, which is a part of his scientific preparation.
The individual study plan includes scientific outputs in individual years:
- regular publishing activity (Juniorstav and similar),
- participation in scientific conferences at home and abroad,
- for defense of DZP it is necessary to publish - min. 2x Scopus or 1x WOS with impact factor.

Availability for the disabled

At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT, barrier-free access to all teaching rooms is currently provided. However, students must be physically fit to be qualified as a civil engineer. In practically oriented laboratory teaching, they must be able to operate measuring instruments and similar laboratory equipment independently without endangering themselves or their surroundings.
BUT provides support to students with specific needs, for details see Guideline 11/2017 (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-documents-and-documents/-d141841/uplne-zneni-smernice-c-11- 2017-p147550).
In order to promote equal access to higher education, BUT incorporates the Alfons Advisory Center, part of the BUT Institute of Lifelong Learning, to provide guidance and support services to applicants and students with specific educational needs. Specific educational needs include learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic somatic illness, autistic spectrum disorders, impaired communication skills and mental illness (alfons.vutbr.cz/o-nas).
Students are provided with information concerning the accessibility of study programs with respect to the specific needs of the applicant, information about the architectural accessibility of individual faculties and university parts, about accommodation at the BUT dormitory, about the possibilities of adapting the admission procedure and adapting the study itself. Other services of the Center for Students with Special Educational Needs also include interpreting and rewriting services, or assistance services - guiding, spatial orientation, in order to enable these students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the same way as other students. This is done through the so-called adaptation of study, ie by appropriate adjustment of the study regime, which cannot be understood as a simplification of the content of study or relief of study obligations.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The doctoral study program Water Management and Water Structures is a follow-up to the follow-up Master study program Civil Engineering, especially the study field Water Management and Water Structures, respectively. as well as other fields of study and nursing master's degree programs. After accreditation of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Water Management and Water Structures for this program.

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

2. round (applications submitted from 10.10.2020 to 15.12.2020)

  1. Calibration and verification of the precipitation-runoff model of the sewer network

    The aim of the dissertation will be to solve the problem of calibration and verification of the precipitation-runoff model of the sewer network and to apply the acquired knowledge to the existing hydraulic models SWMM, or MIKE URBAN. The PhD student will perform the sensitivity effects of inaccurate input data (rain data, hydraulic data from in-situ measurements) on selected hydraulic parameters of the sewer network.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Container unit for fish farming

    The dissertation is focused on the development of an ecological and mobile container farm for fish farming (Aqua container) using an island solar system. The container unit will be used for water purification and processing, breeding vats will be placed next to the container. Expected cooperation with Aquoni s.r.o. and Mendel University in Brno.

    Tutor: Hluštík Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Decentralized wastewater collection and treatment for rural areas.

    Cílem práce je vývoj nových technických i netechnických opatření při odvádění a čištění odpadních vod v urbanizovaných územích. Práce bude zaměřena jednak na problematiku odvodnění na jednotlivých nemovitostech, tak i ve veřejné části městského odvodnění. Práce bude zpracována v návaznosti na řešené projekty související s touto problematikou.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  4. Definition of New Reservoir Yield Performances

    To assess the reservoir yield performance the definition of reliability is used in the Czech Republic. Worldwide the new concepts of assessing the reservoir yield performance, such as risk, resiliance, vulnerability, have been defined over the past decade. The aim of this thesis will be to carry out an extensive state of art and application of these knowledge on a selected water reservoir. On the basis of obtained information also derive a new kind reservoir yield performance metric.

    Tutor: Marton Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  5. Detection, processes of spreading and removal of dangerous substances in water supply networks in emergency situations

    The aim of the PhD thesis will be, on the basis of delimitation and definition of water security of the Czech Republic, to define methods of on-line analysis of drinking water quality, to model and analyze the speed of contamination spreading in water supply networks, to define for individual pipeline materials and pipeline contaminants the risk of long-term contamination and to determine principles of security and protection of drinking water supplies.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  6. Effectiveness of nature-friendly protection measures within the collection points of critical points

    The effectiveness of protective measures will be measured and evaluated in selected collection areas of critical points in the areas of loess coverings and cambium soils. The measured values will be statistically evaluated in the context of all causal factors.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  7. Erosion processes and their elimination in the form of adaptation measures in the process of land consolidation

    At selected locations of loess and Cambisol soils will be monitored by the formation and development of erosion rills. Measurement and evaluation of shape and volume changes of erosion rills will run after each erosion efficient heavy precipitation. The measured values will be statistically evaluated in the context of all causal factors.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  8. Flow parameters measuring in object of hydro-mechanical works with laser anemometry

    Get experiences in branch of plane and point laser anemometry for realization experiments at flow range. Enlargement range of given methods. Auton. realization measur., evaluation of velocity fields and their comparison with numerical model results.

    Tutor: Zubík Pavel, Ing., Ph.D.

  9. Impact of non-stationary processes on hydrological time series

    Climate change gradually affects the Czech Republic. The question remains, whether this change is step or gradual change. The aim of the PhD thessis will be using analysis of non-stacionary processes identify and describe the temporal variability of hydrological processes and on this basis estimated the flow time series in the future.

    Tutor: Marton Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  10. Influence of leakage of sewer systems on their hydraulic modeling

    The aim of the dissertation thesis will be to solve the problem of leakage of sewer networks in joints, resp. in the event of breakdowns and to apply the acquired knowledge to existing hydraulic models SWMM, event. MIKE URBAN. The PhD student will simulate various states (values) of infiltration and exfiltration in relation to the evaluation of the technical condition of the sewer network and perform a sensitivity analysis of their influence on selected hydraulic parameters of the sewer network.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  11. Low flow sediment movement in the water supply system

    The dissertation will evaluate the processes of formation, accumulation and movement of sediments in the water supply network in case studies of real water systems, depending on the quality of transported water, hydraulic regime of the water network, material of mains, network maintenance, failures and repairs and other factors. Simulation models of water networks will be used for the analysis. Generally valid conclusions will be formulated.

    Tutor: Ručka Jan, Ing., Ph.D.

  12. Natural treatment plants for industrial wastewater

    The topic of natural wastewater treatment plants has already well grasped ordinary sewage water, and very promising results are being achieved in this area. Based on the requirement from practice, it is necessary to similarly address industrial wastewater - water from industrial wine production, dairy industry, brewing, chemical companies, etc. The topic would focus on model-created filtration units that would be tested directly on real industrial wastewater.

    Tutor: Kriška-Dunajský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  13. Numerical Modelling of Water Flow near to Walls and Free Surface

    Work will deal with numerical modelling of hydrodynamic phenomenon with a goal to verify factual and numerical accuracy of flows in watermanagement structures and their comparison with physical research. Focus will lay on influence of wall conditions and free surface.

    Tutor: Jandora Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Scour at inclined bridge piers

    Around the bridge pillars occur scour that can threaten its stability. The evolution of the scour is well known for the vertical pillars, but it is not known for the inclined pillars. For example, the arch bridges have inclined pillars. The aim of this work is to describe the development of scour that occur in cohesionless soils of defined grain size by means of a series of measurements in laboratory with lateral and longitudinal inclination of the circular and rectangular cross-section pillars and to describe the criteria for riprap design.

    Tutor: Zachoval Zbyněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  15. Solving crisis situations on sewers in the face of climate change

    The dissertation will focus on solving crisis situations in the sewerage and wastewater treatment plants in times of extreme weather (short-term and long-term climate change). Crisis management and development will be defined by tasks and measures in accordance with legal regulations and the most modern smart technologies available. The resulting methodological system is suitable for the administration and management of water management infrastructure and should significantly increase the efficiency of its operation.

    Tutor: Hluštík Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  16. Stormwater management in urban areas

    The aim of the work is to develop new technical and non-technical measures for infiltration, retention and use of stormwater in urbanized areas. The work will focus on the issue of rainwater management on individual properties as well as on the public part of urban drainage. The work will be elaborated in relation to the solved projects related to this issue.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  17. Tertiary wastewater treatment technology for further use of treated water

    The dissertation will assess tertiary wastewater treatment technologies involving different cleaning stages: ultrafiltration membrane unit (1), adsorbent column in combination with UV technology (2) for disinfection and technology of advanced oxidation technologies AOP (3). The parameters of treated wastewater for re-use will be determined as part of their further use, not only for flushing toilets or technological purposes, but also from the point of view of use for drip irrigation and irrigation by spraying agricultural land, green infrastructure of cities, including green roofs and facades. The result of the dissertation is also the implementation of selected technologies into the concept of selected municipal waste water works and building systems in the form of case studies, and the monitored parameters for use will be compared with the current Czech legislative requirements and the upcoming European Regulations.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  18. The Floating Treatment Islands for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment

    Floating islands are a technology that can be used especially in natural wastewater treatment plants. Laboratory measurements are processed, currently several examples are being implemented in practice, which are "unexplored". The work will deal with measurements on real floating islands, description of year-round operation, definition and balance of nutrients in different types of reservoirs. The results of the measurements will be compared with laboratory measurements performed in the previous period on the UVHK research site.

    Tutor: Kriška-Dunajský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  19. The Methodology for odor elimination on the sewerage network

    The dissertation thesis will be focused on the problem of odor on the sewerage network, which arises mainly in the trasnsfer stations of the sewerage system at the end of the pressurized sewers lines. The aim of this work is to elaborate a draft methodology for odor elimination at the sewerage system, which will be used for the sewerage and WWTP operators. The work will be tested various measures to eliminate odor in selected locations. The dissertation thesis will be solved in cooperation with Vodárenská akciová společnost, a.s.

    Tutor: Hluštík Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  20. The Methodology for odor elimination on the sewerage network

    The dissertation thesis will be focused on the problem of odor on the sewerage network, which arises mainly in the trasnsfer stations of the sewerage system at the end of the pressurized sewers lines. The aim of this work is to elaborate a draft methodology for odor elimination at the sewerage system, which will be used for the sewerage and WWTP operators. The work will be tested various measures to eliminate odor in selected locations. The dissertation thesis will be solved in cooperation with Vodárenská akciová společnost, a.s.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  21. Treatment of municipal wastewater by anaerobic MBR technology.

    Goal of the thesis is development of technology of municipal wastewater by anaerobic process with aggregated biomass and sludge separation by means of submerged membrane module. Work will be focused on solution of problems connected with membrane clogging by operation, cleaning and process control.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

1. round (applications submitted from 15.06.2020 to 31.07.2020)

  1. Flow parameters measuring in object of hydro-mechanical works with laser anemometry

    Get experiences in branch of plane and point laser anemometry for realization experiments at flow range. Enlargement range of given methods. Auton. realization measur., evaluation of velocity fields and their comparison with numerical model results.

    Tutor: Zubík Pavel, Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Numerical Modelling of Water Flow near to Walls and Free Surface

    Work will deal with numerical modelling of hydrodynamic phenomenon with a goal to verify factual and numerical accuracy of flows in watermanagement structures and their comparison with physical research. Focus will lay on influence of wall conditions and free surface.

    Tutor: Jandora Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Recalibration intervals of flow measurement systems using weirs and flumes

    Measurement systems composed of weirs and flumes are often installed in specific geometric and current boundary conditions. Analysis of the problems of metrological confirmation is not available. At the same time zone of setting of deadlines recalibration of measurement systems in terms of regulations defined tolerance limits is for users of measuring systems from an economic and operational view cardinal.

    Tutor: Žoužela Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DPA025Doctoral seminar 1 (VHS)cs4CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
DYA004Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Studentscs1CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
DPB026Operation research in water managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DBB012Applied physicscs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DPB027Wastewater Treatmentcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DSB023Hydropedologycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DPB028Water Qualitycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DRB024Precise authorized, calibration and laboratory measurements of hydraulic param.cs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DRB025Mathematical modelling in water managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DSB024Meteorology and Climatologycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395814yes
DAB029Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 1cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395815yes
DAB030Numerical methods 1cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395815yes
DAB031Probability and mathematical statisticscs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395815yes
DSB022Hydrologycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395816yes
DRB023Hydromechanicscs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395816yes
DCB009Hydrochemistrycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395816yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DPA029Doctoral seminar 2 (VHS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
DAB032Time series analysiscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395818yes
DAB033Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395818yes
DAB034Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 2cs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395818yes
DAB035Numerical methods 2cs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395818yes
DAB036Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395818yes
DAB037Models of regressioncs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395818yes
DRB026Physical modelling in water managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DRB027Contemporary Weir Structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DSB025Landscape engineering and hydrotechnical meliorationcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DPB030Sewerage Systems – town drainagecs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DSB026Artificial inteligence methods in water managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DSB027Control outflow from river basincs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DRB028Stability and revitalization open channelscs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DPB031Water Supplycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
DSB028Use of Geographic information systems in Water managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395819yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DYA005English for the Doctoral Study Programmecs8CompulsoryExyes
DPA032Doctoral seminar 3 (VHS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DPA033Doctoral seminar 4 (VHS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DPA034Doctoral seminar 5 (VHS)cs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DPA035Doctoral seminar 6 (VHS)cs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DPA036Doctoral seminar 7 (VHS)cs20CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5819 0 DRB026, DRB027, DSB025, DPB030, DSB026, DSB027, DRB028, DPB031, DSB028
5818 0 DAB032, DAB033, DAB034, DAB035, DAB036, DAB037
5816 0 DSB022, DRB023, DCB009
5815 0 DAB029, DAB030, DAB031
5814 0 DPB026, DBB012, DPB027, DSB023, DPB028, DRB024, DRB025, DSB024