The module is developed for the GeoSmartCity project (
Authors: TICASS. The material is provided under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License (

This course is designed to offer an overview of the various treatment processes including physical, chemical and microbiological treatment of water and wastewater. The concept of integrated water management will be introduced. Attendants will learn why wastewater must be treated and the systems for water reclamation and reuse. Information presented includes a general descriptions of the equipment and processes used in a wastewater treatment plant.

The module consists of these parts as follows:

  • introduction and definitions;
  • the stages of water treatment: preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary;
  • different processes description.
Learning outcomes

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the key elements associated with the design, operation and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment unit operations, effluent quality and the disposal of effluents. They will be able to appreciate water treatment process constraints and cost implications and to integrate a water treatment facility within a water supply system.

Intended Audience

This seminar aims at managers, professionals as well as stakeholders interested in the Underground assets management field.


No specific prerequisites, but basic knowledge about the function of the web is recommended. This module is complementary to the Water supply system module.

Web lecture. The module is a self-learning module.
Expected workload
Expected workload is 1 hour.