Course outline

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The Islamic University of Gaza

Civil Engineering Department

Graduate Program

O&M of Water, Sewerage and Storm
Water Networks
(ENGC 6342)



Course outline

Instructor: Dr. Sari Abusharar

First

Semester 2012
/2013

Monday (14:00


1
7
:00)

Course Description

This course presents the analytical methods, tools, data, technologies, and political and financial
framework and constraints for managing, operating and maintaining infrastructure systems
(Water, sewerage and storm water) and facilities as assets. Topics

covered include condition
assessment, asset management, financial management, operation, maintenance, sustainability,
and laws and regulations.

Course objectives

The goal of this course is to present clear and practical information for life
-
cycle manage
ment of
the infrastructure systems that deliver water, sewer, and storm water services, including recent
thinking on best management practices and topics such as “asset management,” “vulnerability
assessment,” and “total quality management.” The material
will be useful to public works and
utility professionals and provide a road map to valuable sour
ces of information for all users.

Topics covered



Infrastructure management systems



Water, sewer, and storm water systems and services



Asset management



Capital i
mprovement planning, programming, and budgeting



Design and construction of infrastructure



Financial management for water, sewer, and storm water systems



Operations of water, sewer, and storm water systems



Risk management and disaster preparedness



Maintenan
ce and renewal of water, sewer, and storm water systems



Information technology in water and sewer management



Laws and regulations



Managing the 21st century water industry



Class/laboratory schedule

Students are required to attend one lecture periods per we
ek.

Contribution of course to meeting the professional component

This course contributes primarily to the students' knowledge of engineering topics regarding
management, operation and maintenance, but does not concentrate on design experience.

The course includes the following considerations:



Financial,



Risk management,



Ethical,



Laws and regulations,



Societal,



Safety, and



Sustainability

Textbook

Water, Wastewater, and Storm
water Infrastructure Management (NEIL S. GRIGG, 2003)

Reference

Municipal Storm water Management (Thomas N. Debo and Andrew J. Reese, 200
2
)

Assessment

Attendance

10%

Assignments

Quizzes

10%

5
%

Term Paper

15
%

Subject Presentation

10%

Final Exam

50%


Note:
Assignments must be submitted on time

at the start of
lecture on the due date.

Late
a
ssignments
will
not
be accepted.