Community water and sanitation and advanced irrigation professionals require detailed knowledge of the design, construction and management of water sources for domestic and agricultural use, as well as of the engineering of water pumping and piped distribution. Read more Read less
This short course covers the engineering of rainwater, surface water and groundwater sources, water pumping and pipe systems.
At a glance
- Please enquire for course dates
- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield Campus
- Cost£1,400. Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this short course you will be able to:
- Understand and specify water quality and public health requirements for community water supplies
- Be aware of the exploration and investigation techniques available for groundwater studies
- Be able to outline the design features of protected springs and infiltration galleries, and carry out detailed design of wells and boreholes for domestic and agricultural water supply
- Specify pumping systems and select pumps for water distribution
- Describe the principles and practices of rainwater harvesting systems for domestic and agricultural use, and design simple systems
- Select sites for on-stream and off-stream water storage structures
- Carry out hydrological estimates (catchment yield and flood flows)
- Produce outline designs for small earth embankment dams and describe basic construction techniques and maintenance tasks.
- Water quality and public health; drinking water, chemicals; water treatment
- Water sources: rainwater harvesting for agricultural and domestic purposes; surface water storage with earth dams – site selection, dam site hydrology, design, construction,; protected springs – principles, practices; wells and boreholes – design, construction
- Pumping systems: human, solar and wind powered pumps for small scale irrigation and for domestic use; centrifugal and other rotodynamic pumps
- Pumping and pipe systems for water conveyance: – hydraulic principles, design practices.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.
Dr Keith Weatherhead
Concessions(20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)
£1,280 - Multiple bookings** Minimum of five delegates
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.