030-0068/06 – 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 graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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 8+8

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. Water sources - safety and reliability in extreme situations. Purpose and importance of control of water supply processes in extreme situations. 2.General requirements for technical and operational parameters of water supply systems. 3. Water supply systems and their importance for fire protection of buildings. Water supply systems, local water supply systems of towns and municipalities, internal water supply systems, fire water supply systems. 4. Water supply systems - Application possibilities of fire protection of built-up areas. Buildings of civic amenities in towns and municipalities, buildings of private infrastructure of towns and municipalities, scattered and recreational buildings. 5. Legal framework and definition of its purpose for increasing the operability of water works. 6. Water losses in distribution systems. Relationships and examples of solutions for below-limit, limit and above-limit water losses in the distribution system. 7. Monitoring of drinking water distribution networks. Balance zones. Pressure zones and monitoring zones. Influence of monitoring on system management and crisis management. 8. Conception of providing the population and public infrastructure with drinking water in crisis situations. 9. Critical infrastructure. Determination of critical infrastructure elements. 10. Reliability and security of water supply in standard conditions and in crisis situations. Possibilities of infrastructure operation in case of failure of automatic control systems. 11. Threats and risks of lack of drinking water in new climatic conditions. Decommissioning threats - Blackout. 12. Elimination of risks and management of water systems in extreme situations. Methods of reducing risks of interruption of drinking and fire water supply. 13. Crisis management of water supply processes in extreme situations. Crisis plans - creation, essentials. Processing methodology, practical examples. Emergency preparedness plans. Link to crisis management authorities and rescue systems. 14. Excursion.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (NHGF013) Water – Strategic Resource P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (NHGF013) Water – Strategic Resource K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290009) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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