Participants will be introduced to the following advanced topics.
Finally, at the end of the training session, participants will have the opportunity to play the Aqualibrium competition to test their newly acquired skills in hydraulics. The Aqualibrium competition is a fun way to learn about the complexity of network hydraulics. The aim of the competition is to distribute three litres of water equally between three reservoirs (containers) placed randomly on a grid of 16 points. Participants will build a pipe network between a water source and the three reservoirs using pipes of different diameters.
Prerequisites: A basic level of proficiency in EPANET is assumed and a fundamental understanding of the operation of water distribution systems is expected.
To reinforce concepts learned during the course, participants will engage in hands-on EPANET tutorials for each section of the training.
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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. In 2016, Dr. de Schaetzen was the recipient of the BCWWA Excellence and Innovation in the Water and Waste Industry Award in Leadership and Innovation.