2017 Water Environmental Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Yoshimura Chihiro  Fujii Manabu 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(M114)  Thr1-2(M114)  
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Course description and aims

This lecture gives the fundamentals of water supply and sewer system in urban area, and aquatic environment science and engineering for conservation water environment. In each class students are required to not only listen a lecture but also do exercise to understand the current state of water use and water environment management. In such manner, this lecture provides the basic knowledge necessary to water use and water environment management.

The target of this lecture for students is to understand key approaches in water supply, sewer system, water environmental management required for sustainable water use and aquatic environment. Students can obtain the foundation for achieving sustainable water use in the context of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Utilize fundamentals on aquatic chemistry for water quality management.
2) Explain the basics of environmental sanitary engineering related to water supply and sewers.
3) Explain basic aquatic ecology and management techniques of water environment.

Enjoy and appreciate works of art and broaden their artistic experience.
2) Explain the history of 20th century art including from a cultural and social context.
3) Analytically and comprehensively convey their aesthetical impressions to others.4) Grasp multiple meanings of works of art through discussions with others.


Fundamentals on aquatic chemistry, Water supply, Sewer system, Water environmental management, Aquatic ecosystem

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Topics change every class. Every class contains a lecture for about 70 min. and exercise for about 20 min. Besides the class and exercise, all students are expected to submit reports and exams. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Water Environmental Problems History and current status of water use and water environments in the world
Class 2 History and Planning of Water Supply System Understanding the important history of water supply and the outline of the overview and planning steps of the water supply system
Class 3 Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry Basis of analytical chemistry that is required for general water quality analysis
Class 4 Aquatic Chemistry 1 - pH,Solubility, Alkalinity, Other related topics Basics of Aquatic Chemistry (pH,Solubility, Alkalinity, Other related topics)
Class 5 Aquatic Chemistry 2 - Acid-base reaction, Redox potential, Other related topics Basics of Aquatic Chemistry (Acid-base reaction, Redox potential, Other related topics)
Class 6 Water Treatment Technology in Water Supply General water treatment technology in water supply and relation to the water quality standards
Class 7 Mid-term Exam and Review Confirmation of understanding and review on the basis of the water supply system and water quality chemistry
Class 8 History and Planning of Sewer System and Waste Water Treatment Important history of the sewer system and outline of the overview and planning of sewer system
Class 9 Aquatic Chemistry 3 - Organic matter, Microbes Basics of Aquatic Chemistry (Organic matter, Microbes)
Class 10 Waste Water Treatment Technology General sewage treatment technology (mainly activated sludge method) General sewage treatment technology ( mainly activated sludge method)
Class 11 Microbes and Waste Water Treatment Basics of microbiology and biological treatment
Class 12 Advanced Water Treatment and Water Reuse Advanced water treatment and water reuse The main elements of the ecology of the foundation and water ecosystems
Class 13 Basics of Ecology Basics of ecology and the major components of aquatic ecosystems
Class 14 Riverine Ecosystem River ecosystem and its evaluation and management methods
Class 15 Lake Ecosystem Ecosystems and the evaluation and management methods of lakes and dam reservoirs


Water Environmental Engineering, Matsuo T., Tanaka S, et al., Ohmsha

Reference books, course materials, etc.

- Water Quality and Environment, Urase T., Pleiades PUBLISHING
- Environment of Hydrosphere, Arita M., TDU Publication
- Exercise on Sanitary Engineering, Ebie K. and Adachi N., Morikita Publication
- Aquatic Environmental Chemistry, Howard A.G., Oxford Univ Press

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise 15%, Report 25%, Mid-term exam 30%, Final exam 30%
Students are required to attend two third of classes (> 8 classes, excluding exams).

Related courses

  • CVE.G230 : Environmental Planning Project
  • CVE.B311 : River Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Nothing particular.

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