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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE1M66
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: CHARLES K Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Spring Semester

Assessment Pattern

Assessment Pattern




Unit(s) of Assessment




Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)




Written 2 hour examination (closed book)








Coursework – 1 assignment








Qualifying Condition(s) 




An overall mark of 50% is required to pass the module.




Module Overview

The regulation and management of the artificial water cycle focuses in this module on providing a balance between understanding the underlying science, technology and the legal framework. The regulation, prevention and control of water resources pollution is dealt with by reference to European legislation and case studies of pollution events which have been prosecuted by the Environment Agency. Likewise water supply regulation and management is dealt with using WHO water quality guidelines, UK and European legislation and material presented by staff of our national regulator, the Drinking Water Inspectorate


Modules ENGM034, ENGM035 and ENGM036

Module Aims

·       To provide a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the principles and practice of effective planning and management with particular reference to water resources and water supply
·       To provide a comprehensive understanding of how effective management of water and wastewater provides the framework for consistently supplying a reliable, safe product in compliance with the most stringent standards
·         To critically explain the legal and scientific basis of regulations and standards as applied to the water industry both for water supply and water pollution control

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
·         Demonstrate the conceptual understanding and critical evaluation necessary to make logical decisions concerning the management and control of water resources.

Present expert evidence in water sector litigation.

Module Content
Project planning - feasibility/framework
Project management
Finance planning and management
Information management
International guidelines
European legislation and standards
Environmental law
Social impact and public perception
Pollution regulation
Case studies

The role of the Drinking Water Inspectorate and Environment Agency

Methods of Teaching/Learning
30 hrs lectures, 30 hrs assignment work, 2 hrs examination and 88 hrs independent learning.

Total student learning time 150 hours. 

Selected Texts/Journals
Essential reading
Required reading
Recommended background reading
A comprehensive list of textbooks and journals is available at the Centre for Environmental Health Engineering. EU Legislation and WHO publications are available from the University library.
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