The course examines the status of pipelines that convey drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, oil and gas, and industrial fluids. These pipelines are vital to safe drinking water, environmental protection, energy supplies, and flood risk management. Topics include infrastructure characterization, planning and design, hydraulics of pipelines, hydro-machinery, water quality in distribution systems, smart systems, failure diagnosis, corrosion and cathodic protection, leaks and water loss auditing, safety and emergency response, asset management systems, trenchless technologies, and management strategies. Most examples are from the water supply sector and drinking water. Students in hydraulics, environmental, civil infrastructure, energy, geotechnical, and structures fields benefit from the course, which prepares them to work in consulting, utilities, construction, government, and equipment vendors.
This course can be applied toward:
CIVE 300 (Fluid Mechanics).
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Neil S. Grigg is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University. His professional fields are water resources and infrastructure engineering and management. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, Alabama, and North Carolina. Currently, he is teaching courses on infrastructure management and security and water resources planning and management.
He works on water resources and infrastructure management and specializes in topics related to local governments and utilities, with emphasis on buried infrastructure management. His engineering experience includes business, government and academia. Recent books authored include: Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Management; Integrated Water Resources Management; Infrastructure Finance: The Business of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future); and the Water Business: From the Global Environment to Your Tap.