Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Water Network Operations Training (Stage 1)

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Course details

This course provides engineering graduates and early-career technicians & operators with a detailed insight into managing flows and pressures in the water supply network, including different types of valves, their functions and how network valving can affect water quality.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

Richard Foster

Richard is a civil engineer with over 30 years' experience designing and planning water supply systems, all-mains hydraulic modelling and operational support. He advises utilities and industrial clients on systems and emerging smart networks technologies; develops software tools for network modellers and operation engineers; and delivers training in network operations and pumping stations for international audiences. 

Course overview

This course equips delegates with a fundamental understanding of how clean water distribution networks are controlled, configured, managed, modelled and maintained to ensure the quality of service to the customer.

Learning the principles behind these operations and skills to apply best practices will enable attendees to effectively manage flows and pressures in the network for the efficient and safe distribution of drinking water.

    Who can benefit?

    Delegates may include engineering graduates and those early in their careers who already have a good background of water distribution systems and are looking to develop their understanding of network operations. Participants may also be drawn from any area of business or service where this knowledge is required for decision-making. Relevant roles could include but are not limited to, operators, technicians, supervisors, and consultant engineers.

    Training outline

    The course is interactive, with a mix of lecture, questions, group discussion, and exercises to facilitate an engaging learner experience. An end-of course multiple choice assessment ensures evaluation of knowledge transfer.

    • Network systems: Network hydraulics and flow-pressure relationships, control systems, configurations, pressure management, and an overview of hydraulic modelling.
    • Valve Operations: Valve types and characteristics, uses and impacts, and an introduction to pressure transients.
    • Network Water Quality: Water quality parameters, causes of deterioration, and mitigation techniques including flushing. 

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