Urban Environmental Management

Main Block of Hallmark Businsess School

OBJECTIVES:

UNIT I - URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Urbanization- Population growth scenario -Migration – Pollution of surface water resources – Rivers, tanks, channels -Ground water exploitation – Waste water -Characteristics -Pollution problems – Solid waste -Air pollution – CPCB norms.

UNIT II - URBAN MASTER PLANS

Planning and organizational aspects -Urban waste resources management – Water in urban ecosystem -Urban water resources planning and organization aspects -Storm water management practices -Types of storage -Magnitude of storage -Storage capacity of urban components – Percolation ponds -Temple tanks -Rainwater harvesting -Urban water supply – Demand estimation -Population forecasting -Source identification -Water conveyance -Storage reservoirs -Fixing storage capacity – Distribution network -Types -Analysis -Computer applications – Conservation techniques -Integrated urban water planning – Smart city project planning – Green Building – LEED certification – Green audit.

UNIT III - URBAN WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Sewage generation -Storm drainage estimation -Industry contribution -Wastewater collection system -Separate and combined system -Hydraulic design of sewer and storm drain -Wastewater treatment -Disposal methods -Concept of decentralization – 3R concepts.

UNIT IV - MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Sources of solid waste -Characteristics -Rate of generation -Segregation at source -Collection of solid waste -Methods of collection -Route analysis -Transfer and transfer stations -Processing and disposal of solid waste.

UNIT V - CASE STUDIES

Environmental economics- Social and physiological aspects of pollution – Successful urban management -Models- Urban management-Case studies from developed nations -Software.

Outcomes:

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  1. Understand planning of a city and identify various urban environmental issues.
  2. Apply and prepare project plans to integrate urban water resource.
  3. Develop water resource management using available water resource.
  4. Understand and apply the principles of solid waste management.

Text Books

  1. George Tchobanoglous, Hilary Theisen and Samuel A, Vigil “Integrated Solid Waste Management”, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, 1993.
  2. McGhee J., “Water supply and sewerage”, McGraw Hill Publishers, 1991
  3. Martin P. Wanelista and Yousef. “Storm Water Management and Operations”, John Wiley and Sons, 1993.
  4. Neil S. Grigg., “Urban Water Infrastructure Planning – Management and Operations”, John Wiley and Sons, 1986.

Course Reference

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