Drainage Networks Operation & Maintenance





This IACT training course in Operation and Maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Infrastructure .

 comprise an approach to managing Operation and Maintenance of Sustainable Drainage that collect, clean, store and release water slowly to the environment in as natural a manner as possible.

Conventional drainage is traditionally maintained by contractors using specialist machinery to clear gullies, pipework, and storage zones of trash and sediment accumulation. Most conventional drainage infrastructure is out of sight; so the frequency of routine maintenance is generally determined by routine rather than need, and irregular maintenance activities tend to be triggered by system performance failure.

The features in Drainage Networks Operation & Maintenance should be highly visible and their function should therefore be easily appreciated by those charged with their maintenance. When problems occur, they are generally obvious and can be remedied simply by using standard landscaping practice.

 The long-term deterioration of Drainage Networks tends to be gradual and, if the systems are properly maintained, can be managed out.



Ø Objectives


At this program's conclusion, participants should be able to:


l Describe the purpose, need and importance of Drainage Networks Operation & Maintenance and discuss the current challenges posed by urbanization and climate change towards sustainable and resilience cities.

l Describe different types of sewer systems, their advantages and disadvantages as well as their criteria for design, construction, and operation and maintenance and applicability.

l Describe the hydrological processes relevant to urban stormwater and the impacts of urbanization on hydrological processes and Drainage Networks Operation & MaintenanceBe better equipped to rethink the strategies and tactics of your own organization, and redefine what you have to do to succeed in the foggy future of the current marketplace.




This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual workplace. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the training.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

l 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play

l 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques

l 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises

l 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions

l Pre and Post Test





The course is designed for professionals involved in planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance and management of urban drainage and sewerage systems, as well as researchers and modelers in the field of urban drainage and sewerage









Day 1

Sustainable Drainage Networks Maintenance Management


l lWhy Maintenance Drainage Networks is Required

l lManagement Tasks

l lClassification of Maintenance.

l lOrganization and Responsibilities and Storing and Handling Materials

l lAllocation of Resources: Personnel, Plant Equipment and

l lTools in Drainage Networks Maintenance

l lDrainage Networks Inventory

l lInspection and Assessment of Drainage Networks Condition

l lPrioritization of Work and Spot Improvement

l lMethod of Undertaking Maintenance Work

l lSafety Measures and Traffic Control


Day  2



Effective Drainage Networks Maintenance Techniques


l Maintenance of Road Drainage

l Objectives of Road Drainage and the Maintenance Task

l Drainage of Road Surface

l Maintenance Methods

l Labour-Based Reshaping


Day 3



Design & Drainage network Maintenance


l The drain and water quality functions are required to perform

l The maintenance required to ensure they continue to work as intended

l An assessment of the future repair or replacement requirements.

l Hydraulic design objectives of the scheme;

l Silt and vegetation accumulation processes;

l Amenity objectives

l Ecological benefits;

lHealth and safety issues, E.effective inlet and outlet structures that are easy to maintain.





Day 4


Principles & Practice of Landscape Maintenance


l Advantage of using site managers and landscape contractors to maintain Drainage network

l Rapid response to Drainage network maintenance

l Management techniques to develop management plans and maintenance contracts

l Management Plan - describing the management objectives for a site over time

l Specification - detailing the conditions under which the work will be done

l Schedule of Work - itemizing the tasks to be undertaken and the frequency at which they will be performed


Day 5


Costs of Maintenance


l Capital construction costs of sustainable drainage systems

l Low Cost Technique

l Cost of implementing long-term

l Low Cost Construction Techniques

l Quality Control Techniques

l Effective Drainage Networks Maintenance Techniques




  • 08:30 – 10:15 First Session
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Second Session
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Third Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch



 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack :