The seminar includes lectures on basic concepts and theory of hydrology and hydraulics necessary to successfully utilize the advanced features of SWMM.
The workshop will focus on giving students hands-on experience with building models and in validating the results.
EPA's Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) is used for single event or continuous simulations of water runoff quantity and quality in primarily urban areas—although there are also many applications that can be used for drainage systems in non-urban areas. It is used throughout the world for planning, analysis, and design related to stormwater runoff, combined and sanitary sewers, and other drainage systems.
SWMM is user friendly, computationally efficient, runs within, and fully supports the Microsoft Windows environment. It uses a graphical user interface (GUI) for data entry, graphics, and display of calculated results. Complete context-sensitive help screens are available for every program feature and option. Software includes the following functions: file management, data entry and editing, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, tabulation, and graphical displays of input and output data, reporting facilities, and online help.
This seminar is the first of a series that will cover the complex topic of stormwater management. The complete series includes:
Due to the complex nature of the topic there will be limited review of material presented in the other seminars.
Urban stormwater management and the planning and design processes are becoming increasingly complex. Computer models are replacing the once common practices. This seminar will provide the foundation information necessary to complete computer model analysis of existing and future drainage systems.
The first day of the course will provide the participant with an understanding of the information required to complete a computer assessment of stormwater management infrastructure. The second day of the course include a hands on demonstration of the operation of the SWMM software to provide estimates of infrastructure sizing of conveyance systems to detention facilities.
- Consider technical issues in design related to stormwater management planning and design;
- Utilize the SWMM computer software in your urban drainage design; and
- Employ design methodologies learned in the course on your next stormwater management and drainage project.
This introductory seminar will build upon the participant’s knowledge of the ‘Rational’ Method which is commonly used in drainage design. Sample calculations and the application of SWMM will require the participant to bring a lap top computer with Excel and SWMM installed. The installation and user documentation for SWMM can be downloaded from the EPA website: www.epa.gov/water-research/storm-water-management-model-swmm
- Evolution of computer model techniques
- Rainfall data, IDF Curves, and design storms
- Time of Concentration
- Hydrologic Design Process
- Estimating Losses
- Calculate Discharge Rate
- Hydraulic calculations and model parameters
- Major – Minor System
- Storm Sewer Design
- Planning versus detailed design
- Regulatory requirements
- Rainwater management and green infrastructure
- Rainwater management advances
- Confirmation of installation
- Example drainage project
Consulting engineers, water resource planners, engineers employed by local, provincial, or federal government agencies. The information presented will be valuable to those in a position to review and approve drainage plans and design submissions.
Water Infrastructure Specialist
Mr. Dumont's technical experience has been in the fields of civil engineering and water resources. His experience extends over 40 years in all phases of design and construction. Projects have included: municipal infrastructure, mitigation of urban impacts to the environment, hydrologic and hydraulic investigations, water quality assessment, land development, and construction.
Jim has been providing training seminars on stormwater management in BC for Engineers and Geoscientists BC since 2006 and for across Canada EPIC Technologies since 2010.