Participants will be introduced to the following advanced topics.
Prerequisites: A basic level of proficiency in EPANET is assumed and a fundamental understanding of the operation of water distribution systems is expected.
- Extended Period Simulations - What are the advantages of extended period simulations over steady state simulations? What types of input data are important when building your EPS model? How can collecting meaningful and accurate field data save you time when calibrating your EPS model?
- Water Quality Modeling - Why should I model water quality? What field data do I need to build my water quality model? How can my water quality model be used to validate my hydraulic model? What types of water quality simulations can I perform?
- Demand Allocation - What is the importance of proper demand allocation? What is the best method for allocating demand in my model? What are the best sources of demand data? How should I be allocating diurnal demand patterns in the model? How should I predict future demands?
- Model Calibration - What parameters should I adjust? When and by how much should I adjust them? What sources of input data do I need to properly calibrate my model? How accurate does the calibration need to be? What are the steps for calibrating my water model?
- Planning System Improvements - How should I go about planning infrastructure upgrades? How do I size pipes, pumps and storage facilities for future scenarios? How should I evaluate operating strategies?
To reinforce concepts learned during the course, participants will engage in hands-on EPANET tutorials for each section of the training.
Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng. GeoAdvice Engineering Inc.
Dr. de Schaetzen is a leading expert in computer modeling of water and wastewater systems. His work on genetic algorithm optimization applied to water systems has gained him both international recognition and numerous award prizes. Dr. de Schaetzen is also the leading author of over 30 papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and internal research reports.
Dr. de Schaetzen conducted in person training for over 2,000 engineers in water and sewer systems modeling, optimization and analysis in Canada, USA and UK. He also designed, implemented and maintained several hydraulic modeling software applications. He often peer-reviews scientific journals including Urban Water (UK) and the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (USA). Finally, Dr. de Schaetzen is the recipient of the 2010 BC New-Canadian Entrepreneur Award in the category of Environmental Technology.