November 2013

Introduction to Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management Methods Seminar

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Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer to the workshop.
Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Introduction To Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $374.00 + GST = $392.70 until Nov 12, 2013

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $474.00 + GST = $497.70

Non-Member Price: $474.00 + GST = $497.70

Student Member Price: $237.00 + GST = $248.85
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 12, 2013 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Note: ***Participants will need to bring their own laptop with EPA SWMM 5 already installed to this course. A copy of EPA SWMM 5 can be downloaded for free from the EPA wedsite listed below: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/wq/models/swmm/
Introduction to Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management Methods Seminar. This seminar introduces participants to the basics of hydrology theory as it applies to urban stormwater system, discussing how the different hydrologic parameters impact site runoff characteristics. The seminar will also introduce techniques for sub-catchment delineation and estimating of hydrologic parameters. Further, the course will review two common methods used to estimate site runoff: the Rational Method and the EPA SWMM hydrologic engine. Finally, the course will introduce participants to different stormwater management techniques. Participants will not only learn the knowledge they need to execute planning level analysis and sizing of stormwater management infrastructure, but will implement and reinforce their understanding through hands-on exercises and quizzes accompanying every section.

Seminar Objectives:

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the surface hydrology theory necessary to assess urban stormwater runoff
  • Establish sub-catchment boundaries and hydrologic properties
  • Quantify stormwater runoff using both the rational method and the EPA SWMM hydrologic engine
  • Understand the basic stormwater management techniques, and perform planning level sizing/assessment of the different stormwater management techniques


Participants will need to bring their own laptop with EPA SWMM 5 already installed to this course. A copy of EPA SWMM 5 can be downloaded for free from the EPA website listed below:


Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a leading expert in computer modeling of urban systems. His work on genetic algorithm optimization applied to water systems has gained him both international recognition and numerous award prizes. Werner de Schaetzen, is also the leading author of over 30 papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and internal research reports. He has also conducted in person training for over 2,500 engineers in systems modeling, optimization and analysis in Canada, USA and UK. He also designed, implemented and maintained several hydraulic modeling software applications. Thomas Barnard, Ph.D., P.E. is GeoAdvice Technical Director. Thomas Barnard, Ph.D., P.E. has over 30 years of experience in the field of stormwater drainage system modeling and analysis along with a decade of experience working for two leading modeling software companies in the USA. He has written several user manuals and books on the use of hydraulic and hydrologic models in engineering practice. His most recent work was the development of geospatial data integration protocols with hydraulic and hydrologic models.

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