Advanced Water Transport and Distribution Course


This course introduces participants to advanced methods and tools used in design, operation & maintenance of water transport and distribution systems.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

Engineers and scientists with keen interest in modern methods, technologies and tools used in design, operation and maintenance of water transport & distribution networks.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
AWT001 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
AWT001 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Objectives of the course

  1. Demonstrate, discuss and interpret the theory of advanced hydraulic modelling; practice with state-of-the-art modelling software for the assessment of irregular operation scenarios and develop reliability based and cost-effective design.
  2. Select modern tools for monitoring of operation, and planning of maintenance of WTD systems.
  3. Classify GIS and remote sensing technologies, and practice with the GIS-based techniques for sustainable planning and management of WTD systems.
  4. Demonstrate, discuss and interpret the theory of transient flows; model and design measures to prevent and control water hammer events in hydraulic systems.
  5. Distinguish between various sources of water quality problems in distribution networks; understand the basic mechanisms of biological stability and suggest the list of preventive and reactive measures.

Course Outline

  • Theory of Hydraulic Modelling: Methods of reliability assessment, optimisation models. Model building, validation and calibration.
  • Computer-aided Design: Development of alternatives, pump selection, design of tanks/water towers, cost comparisons. Monitoring and control of water quality in distribution networks, corrosion forms and remedies, bio-film formation and control, optimal water composition. Modelling of chlorine residuals, water age and mixing, GIS applications.
  • Asset Management: Optimal maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement scheduling.
  • Water Hammer in Pressure Conduits: Influence of pipeline characteristics on valve and pump operation, surge tanks and air vessels, simplified design procedures, constructional aspects, computer applications.

Course Administration Details:


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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