November 2016

Stormwater Detention Facility Design

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Stormwater Detention Facility Design
Location: Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion Street Nanaimo, BC
Presenter: Jim Dumont, P.Eng.
Water Infrastructure Engineer
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price APEGBC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until November 16 2016

APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

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

APEGBC Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 16, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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The focus of this seminar will be on the design aspects associated with stormwater detention facilities. A wide range of pond components and configuration will be examined to demonstrate the potential variation of standards that can be applied. A step by step design process will be reviewed to examine the implementation of the possible goals and objectives used to establish applicable criteria. Aspects and significant concerns associated with the operation, maintenance, and inspection will be examined. Planning and implementing monitoring programs which demonstrate pond performance will be reviewed and discussed.

At the conclusion of the seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to understand the how differences in design standards and objectives affect the analysis and configuration of ponds for long term operation and safety.

Seminar Outline

  1. Overview of pond components:
    1. Sections.
    2. Inlet, outlet, and flow control structures.
    3. Sediment forebays.
    4. Vegetation.
    5. Safety.
  2. Step by step review of pond design:
    1. Overview of how goals and objectives affect design.
    2. Event based and continuous simulation designs.
  3. Operation, Inspection and Maintenance.
  4. Monitoring:
    1. Types of monitoring.
    2. Planning of monitoring programs.
5.  Question and Answer/Open Discussion.

Target Audience

The seminar will appeal to those engineers involved in design of stormwater management ponds in urban and industrial areas.


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 computer analysis of stormwater management infrastructure 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 been responsible for a range of projects from planning studies that establish development criteria to detailed design of infrastructure and to multi-disciplinary 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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