Urban water management is concerned with work with, on and in water, the use of which we take for granted. But where does the water come from? How is it treated? What happens when it is discharged polluted? How can hygiene be ensured? How can rainwater be removed from sensitive areas without polluting people in their familiar surroundings? What happens if there is no more water or too much of it? Or if the water is no longer suitable for human use due to its ingredients?
We concern ourselves in detail with these and many other questions. We concern ourselves with the water cycle and the associated material cycles, which have an influence on
- the drinking water supply,
- the sewage disposal,
- rainwater management and
- the water management of surface water and groundwater.
Adaptation strategies to changing conditions are developed or ecological as well as economic solutions for water management structures are found in practice. For this purpose, knowledge of water management facilities, their function and operation is indispensable for the assessment of problems. This knowledge is conveyed in teaching.
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