030-0068/03 – Emergency Conditions and Water Supply Management (HSŘVH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Fire ProtectionCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Šárka Kročová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Šárka Kročová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFAST, HGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIK321 Ing. Eva Beňová, Ph.D.
KRO04 doc. Ing. Šárka Kročová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After passing the given course, the student will be able to apply, on a high professional level, the latest knowledge of the area of crisis planning to the field concerned with the operation of public water supply system. He/she will be able to propose and prepare independently various types of crisis scenarios, to explain their trends, and to defend, in the framework of planning, their strategic usefulness. According to customer’s needs, he/she will also be able to compare simultaneously the developmental trends in the Czech Republic with the latest trends in the EU countries to optimize not only engineering solutions, but also investment adequacy and economic optimization of individual investments.

Teaching methods

Other activities


The operation of potable water distribution systems for urban and industrial agglomerations. It solves the problems from the point of view of maintenance of the good quality of potable water, economics of system operation, optimization of networks and crisis management in case of extraordinary event. It tackles the questions of influence of monitoring on the control of systems and the solving of crisis situations.

Compulsory literature:

Shammas, N. K., Wang, L. K. Water Engineering: Hydraulics, Distribution, and Treatment. Hoboken: Wiley, 2016. ISBN 978-0-470-39098-6. Gray, N. F. Water technology: an introduction for environmental scientists and engineers. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005. ISBN 0-7506-6633-1. Kroger, W., Zio, E. Vulnerable Systems, Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-0-85729-655-9. Ghebrekidan, A. Principles of Urban – Regional Planning and Development. University of Juba, 2018. ISBN: 9 789970 445851.

Recommended literature:

Bartram, J., Corrales, L., Davison, A., Deere, D., Drury, D., Gordon, B., Howard, G., Rinehold, A., Stevens, M. Water safety plan manual: spet-by-step risk management for drinking water suppliers. World Health Organisation. Geneva, 2009. ISBN: 978 92 4 156263 8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

1) Verification of the basic methods of design and evaluation of water supplies to built-up areas; in a form of graphical representation and calculation of water supplies 2) Verification of knowledge of operation of water supply networks for public needs under standard and extraordinary conditions; in a form of test


Other requirements

Processing of the given topic, written and oral presentation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Sense and importance of building of urban, municipal, industrial and fire water supply networks. 2. Definition of major risks and errors in planning, statements and building of distribution networks on the part of operators. 3. The influence of operation of water facilities on the maintenance of potable water quality: distribution reservoirs, water feeders, water mains, water-service pipes Alternative possibilities of maintenance of water quality, water freshness, secondary possibilities of ensuring the wholesomeness of water. 4. Basic preconditions for increasing the life of water mains and water-service pipes. 5. The influence of uses of individual types of pipe materials on economics and water losses. 6. Water losses in distribution systems 7. Monitoring of potable water distribution networks 8. Balance zones 9. Water pressure zones and monitoring zones 10. High-pressure potable water distribution systems, capacity parameters, advantages, disadvantages, and their risks when used in multi-storey development. Possibilities of combination in emergency supply and firefighting 11. Capacity of fire hydrants, fire discharge pillars and extraction sites at maximum abstractions and effects on the distribution network (examples, solutions) 12. Internal emergency plans of organization, planning, documentation and checking. Plan for hygienic-epidemiologic measures. 13. Integrated Rescue System, capabilities of the System, its management and forms of co-operation in activities with water supply companies. 14. Effects of accidents in water treatment plants and in transfer points on the potable water distribution systems. Application possibilities of solution (short-term, long-term). 15. Coping with extensive accidents associated with a distribution system having an extraordinarily negative effect on the public: accidents associated with water feeders and water mains, accidents associated with water storage, accidents causing a substantial worsening of potable water quality from the point of view of microbiological and chemical properties 16. States of crisis, emergency solutions, application possibilities of ensuring fire safety in the case of source failure, damage to water feeders and networks. Relations and examples of solving in the case of water losses below the limit, limit losses of water, and water losses above the limit in the distribution system. Creation of crisis plans linked to authorities and rescue systems. 17. Concept of provision of the population and public infrastructure with potable water in crisis situations.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Účast na cvičení min. v rozsahu 80%.

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