Determining Solutions to Water Resources Needs and Problems thru Water Resource Technology Module 2: Hydraulics


The world’s water resources are facing the ever-growing threats and challenges posed by population increase, rapid urbanization and adverse land-use shifts, pollution of waterways and aquifers, weather uncertainties, climate change and the increasing competition among various users of water. The important tasks that are assigned to engineers, scientists, planners and decision makers for the provision of water infrastructure and services are multifarious , including the assessment of the water resources in the hydrologic cycle, the quantification of the water-related needs and corresponding threats or risks, and the identification and formulation of appropriate responses to these threats and needs. To be able to do these tasks, the professionals have to be equipped with the fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulics.

These subjects are prerequisites to the understanding of the hydrological and hydraulic processes and phenomena, as well as in developing design tools to determine solutions to water resources needs and problems.

Module 2: Hydraulics (April 14, 15, 16; 8AM to 5PM) Course Objective: • To learn the application of the principles of conservation of mass, energy and momentum, to solution of closed-conduit and open-channel flow problems

Course Outline 1. Review of Fluid Mechanics (3 h lecture, 1 h workshop) 2. Closed-Conduit Flow Fundamentals (3 h lecture, 1 h workshop) 3. More on Pipe Flow: Pipes & Pumps (2 h lecture, 2 h workshop) 4. Open-Channel Flow Fundamentals (3 h lecture, 1 h workshop) 5. More on Open Channel Flow (3 h lecture, 1 h workshop)


Scientists, engineers and technologists interested and/or involved in water resources analysis, infrastructure design, evaluation and planning


Lectures, demonstrations, computer-aided calculations, simulations and laboratory exercises will be used in the training course.