November 2014

Watershed Planning for Rainwater Management in Urban Settings

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Watershed Planning for Rainwater Management in Urban Setting
Location: Richmond, BC
Presenter: Jim Dumont, P.Eng., Water Infrastructure Specialist
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Nov 5, 2014

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
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Watershed Planning for Rainwater Management in Urban Settings Seminar. The focus of this seminar will be an introduction to the topic of the Water Balance Methodology as applied in watersheds impacted by urban development. The seminar will focus upon the analytic methods used by engineers to quantify environmental impacts of urban development and their mitigation. Analytic techniques recognize the variation between watersheds and the need to optimize solutions to provide cost effective solutions.

The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with a knowledge and understanding of watershed hydrology and natural processes that affect the water balance and the flow of rainwater from cloud to stream. The course will cover analysis of gauged and ungauged streams, flood frequency analysis, soil effects in undeveloped watersheds. In addition, the participant will learn to analyze the changes resulting from urban development and mitigation works to prevent adverse changes.
Seminar Outline
  • Water cycle
  • Flow pathways
  • Soil physics
  • Flow and volume assessment
  • Impact identification
  • Statistical analysis
  • Climate change
  • Analysis to determine watershed targets
Unique Features
This seminar will reintroduce the attendee to the complex hydrological processes and the analyses required to quantify rainwater flows in a watershed. An introduction into soil physics will be provided which delves into the interaction of rainwater with the critical shallow surface soils. The integration of the watershed information into a system of analysis will allow the attendee to understand the how the streams in a watershed are impacted by urban development. The analyses will extend to include the components of the infrastructure required to mitigate the impacts. The results will allow estimation of watershed targets using proven analytic techniques.

There are no prerequisites.

Target Audience
The seminar will appeal to those engineers working in rainwater infrastructure planning and design. At the conclusion of the seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to understand and apply the Water Balance Methodology in planning future infrastructure associated with urban development.
The Instructor:
Jim Dumont, P.Eng., Water Infrastructure Engineer
Mr. Dumont's experience extends over 35 years in all phases of design and construction of water resources projects which have included stormwater management, and low impact design. Mr. Dumont’s training began in 1977 where he obtained a B.Sc. at the University of Alberta.  Mr. Dumont has undertaken to be the responsible for a variety of projects from planning studies that establish development criteria to detailed design of infrastructure and to multi-disciplinary environmental projects.  Throughout his career, Mr. Dumont has provided innovative ideas and approaches to give clients the best possible solution to their problems.

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