Course detail

Waterworks Structures

FAST-BSA001Acad. year: 2024/2025

History of waterworks engineering, organization of water management in CR and EU, The Water Act. Torrents, water courses
Water courses regulations, flood control, weirs, water courses restoration. Water abstraction from water courses, artificial channels, waterways, water reservoirs. Construction, arrangement and use of water reservoirs, ponds and purpose reservoirs. Watershed protection,land consolidation. Landscape restoration,landscape water management. Irrigation, drainage, municipal engineering, catchment of water sources. Water supply, water treatment, water reservoirs and water towers. Sewerage, sewage water treatment, sludge management, sewage water treatment plants, waste disposal, landfills. Balneology, water management research.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

basic knowledge of physics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Basic knowledge of water management, simple water management calculations and design of structures.
Basic knowledge of water management

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Šálek, J., Hlavínek, P., Mičín, J. a kol.: Vodní stavitelství. CERM, Brno, 2001, s. 144. ISBN 80-214-2068-5


Veselý, J., Milerski, R., Mičín, J.: Vodohospodářské stavby. CERM, Brno, 2005, s. 164. ISBN 978-80-7204-759-8


Studijní opory k předmětu BSA001: kolektiv autorů, Brno.

ČSN – české technické normy 

Recommended reading

CEN – Evropský výbor pro normalizaci

ČNI – český normalizační institut

TNV – technická norma vodního hospodářství

ČSN EN – české technické normy harmonizované s EN

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization VS , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme BKC-SI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPA-SI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction and basic information about the subject. 2. Open water reservoirs, dams and water-power utilization. 3. Weirs, water withdrawal from watercourses, waterways and navigation. 4. Watercourses, their development and treatment, torrent control. 5. Basic concepts and relations of hydraulics – physical properties of liquids, hydrostatic and body filling, hydrodynamics. 6. Basic concepts and relations of hydraulics – steady pressure flow, flow of water in open channels, overflows. 7. Basic concepts and relations of hydraulics – outlet through the hole, energy height of the cross section (water jump), flow of groundwater. 8. Hydrology, water cycle in nature, measurement of climatic variables, hydrology of reservoirs. 9. Ponds and purpose reservoirs, flood control, dikes. 10. Irrigations, drainage, watershed protection. 11. Municipal engineering. 12. Drinking water supply, treatment and transport of water, balneotechnology. 13. Sewerage and sewage water treatment.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.–6. Excursions to the laboratories of water management institutes. 7.–12. Work up 6 basic hydraulic calculations.