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Water Industry Fundamentals

Acquiring Core Knowledge in Water Applications
Coventry Academy -  Water Industry Fundamentals

Course Schedules

 19-23 Aug 2024
 25-29 Nov 2024
 07-11 Apr 2025

Training course overview

Water use globally extends into many different applications, ranging from food and agricultural production to industrial and electricity production. Whilst on one hand the value of water in this array of applications tends to be evaluated based on economics alone, its real value is a totally different concept. Water is irreplaceable, its applications are limitless, and life cannot exist without it. In addition, the failure of overall coordination between the different stakeholders, is the main reason behind water waste and misuse.

It is therefore of critical importance that all professionals in the water industry are aware of the basic and most up-to-date principles and rules that apply to water use, including HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) and legal considerations. This Water Industry Fundamentals training course will equip you with this.

This Coventry Academy training course will feature:

  • Review of the basic sectors in the water industry worldwide, including water use and reuse
  • Detailed explanation of specific requirements relating to quality and quantity of water in different domestic and industrial applications
  • Introduction to the basics of water composition, including chemistry, microbiology and physical properties and the associated risks and limitations
  • Introduction to the major water treatment techniques, including potable water and wastewater
  • Maintenance and monitoring of water systems and managing the Environmental, Legal and HSE requirements imposed by international regulations and guidelines

What are the goals?

By the end of this Coventry Academy training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the diversity of water usage applications worldwide
  • Develop the skills to determine the suitability of water for different applications
  • Analyse the risks and restrictions that apply to water use and make appropriate decisions
  • Understand the basic water treatment techniques and where to apply them
  • Develop a good understanding of the concepts of water chemistry and microbiology
  • Understand the legal and HSE requirements that relate to water use and reuse

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals in the water industry, but will greatly benefit:

  • Project managers
  • Professionals involved in the regulatory monitoring of water quality
  • Engineers involved in the monitoring and maintenance of water systems in the Process Industries
  • Professionals involved in the drafting of guidelines on water quality
  • Process engineers in Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs)
  • Professionals responsible for water systems in the Healthcare sector and the Hospitality industry

How will this training course be presented?

This Coventry Academy training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes trainer-guided discussions between participants involving their personal experience. In addition, case studies and group exercises will further assist towards comprehending the core issues in the water industry.

Course Outline

Day One: Water Industry Definition  
  • Water-use figures and latest global reports
  • Global water reserves and future forecasts
  • Trends in water consumption
  • Introduction to the concept of water balance
  • Basic processes that use water
  • The circular economy concepts in the water industry
Day Two: Introduction to Water Properties and Composition
  • Basic water chemistry parameters
  • Basic water microbiology definitions
  • Physical characteristics of water
  • Interpreting water analysis results
  • How water interacts with substances and materials within the distribution network
  • The scaledepositing and corrosive tendencies of water
Day Three: Drinking Water Industry
  • Global reserves and demand forecasts
  • Review of International Guidelines and Leading Documents
  • Major contaminants in drinking water supplies
  • Treatment techniques for drinking water
  • Disinfection techniques for drinking water
  • Quality control and monitoring regimes
Day Four: Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Industry
  • Basic definitions relating to Domestic and Industrial wastewater
  • Domestic and industrial wastewater treatment techniques
  • Chemical composition of wastewater
  • Microbiological characteristics of wastewater
  • Treated water re-use for irrigation
  • Other uses of treated wastewater - aquifer enrichment
Day Five: HSE and Legal Considerations in the Water Industry
  • Introduction to biofouling and water-related diseases
  • Special considerations during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Introduction to Evaporative cooling systems and Legionnaires’ disease
  • The concepts of Water Pollution and Water Contamination
  • Environmental regulations governing treated water disposal
  • Public liability of organizations involved in water applications

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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