September 2014

Stormwater Modeling – A Hands on Demonstration Seminar

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Participants are required to bring a laptop computer.
Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Stormwater Modeling - A Hands on Demonstration Seminar
Location: The Listel Hotel (Abstract Gallery) 1300 Robson Street Vancouver, 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: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Sept 2, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Member Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Member Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 02, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Note: Participants are required to bring a laptop computer.
Stormwater Modeling • A Hands on Demonstration Seminar. The planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure is becoming increasingly complex thus demanding a more advanced analysis methodology. Advanced computer models are commonly used engineering tools which address the need to more sophisticated analyses. The focus of this seminar will be a hands-on demonstration of the US-EPA SWMM 5 computer model and its application in an urban setting. SWMM is a powerful and a commonly used water resource software package. This seminar will provide a demonstration of a project from initial set-up of a project through detailed design of the drainage system.

  1. Project creation
    • setting up project defaults and map display options followed by adding a backdrop image of the project site to the SWMM5 Study Area Map
    • Rainfall data will be added
  2. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Calculations
  • Estimate  pre-development flow rates
  • digitize a simple subdivision using basic system geometry components consisting of nodes, conduits, and subcatchments
  • A dry retention pond will be added and the outflow restricted to a specified maximum discharge using an orifice control during an extreme rainfall event
  • A similar analysis will be carried out using a wet pond with a weir control.
  • Results verification; the results will be reviewed both graphically and in report format
  • Model sensitivity to input variations
  1. The seminar will conclude with a discussion on some basic QA/QC for SWMM model building followed by a question and answer session.
Some exposure to stormwater modelling using computer applications would be helpful. The attendees will require computers with the software and data preloaded and functioning.  The Software can be found at the following link: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/wq/models/swmm/
Target Audience
The seminar will appeal to those engineers working in infrastructure planning and design. At the conclusion of the seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to begin utilizing advanced computer applications in designing stormwater management infrastructure.
The Instructor
Jim Dumont, P.Eng., Water Infrastructure Specialist
Mr. Dumont's experience extends over 35 years in all phases of design and construction of water resources projects which have included computer modelling of 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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