May 2016

Water Quality System Modeling and Optimization

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Water Quality System Modeling and Optimization
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
GeoAdvice Engineering Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Apr 29, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 29, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: Participants are required to bring their own laptop. Software will be available for download at the seminar.
Participants will be introduced to topics in water quality modeling and optimization of water distribution and supply systems.

Participants will be introduced to the following topics:

  • Water Quality Standards - Regulations, Best Practices and Industry Norms
  • Understand Mixing in the Storage Reservoirs to Determine Their Impact on Water Quality
  • Develop a Water Quality Field Test Work Plan including Bottle Test and Wall Test Procedures
  • Investigate Various Water Quality Remedial Options (Flushing, Looping, Modified Pumping/Storage Operations, etc.)
  • Determine Frequency and Duration of Any Required Flushing Operations
  • Develop Recommendations to Optimize Water Quality within a Water Distribution and Supply Systems
  • Limitations of Water Quality Models
Prerequisites: A basic level of proficiency in EPANET is assumed and a fundamental understanding of the operation of water distribution and supply systems is expected.

To reinforce concepts learned during the course, participants will engage in hands-on EPANET tutorials for each section of the training.

The Speaker

Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
GeoAdvice Engineering Inc.

Dr. de Schaetzen is a leading expert in computer modeling of water distribution 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 3,000 engineers in water and sewer systems modeling, optimization and analysis throughout the world. He also designed, implemented and maintained several hydraulic modeling software applications. He 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.

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