April 2020

Introduction to Stormwater Management and Modelling

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 - Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Introduction to Stormwater Management - Day 1
8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration - Day 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Hand on Application of SWMM - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Jim Dumont, P.Eng.
Water Infrastructure Specialist
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Introduction To Stormwater Management and Modelling - Day 1 : $769.00 + GST = $807.45 until Mar 22, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Introduction To Stormwater Management and Modelling - Day 1 : $869.00 + GST = $912.45

Non-Member Price: Introduction To Stormwater Management and Modelling - Day 1 : $869.00 + GST = $912.45

Student Member Price: Introduction To Stormwater Management and Modelling - Day 1 : $434.50 + GST = $456.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 22, 2020 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 a laptop computer with Excel and SWMM installed. The installation and user documentation for SWMM can be downloaded from the EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/water-research/storm-water-management-model-swmm
This intensive, workshop-oriented, 2-day seminar will prepare the engineer and water resource professional to use the US EPA - SWMM computer program for modelling of urban drainage systems. Led by an expert with practical experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, participants will learn how to approach stormwater management and to construct compute models used in assessing drainage systems, and to effectively view and analyze results.

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.

Seminar Series

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.

Seminar Objectives

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.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • 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

Seminar Outline

Day 1 – Introduction to Stormwater Management

  • 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

Day 2 – Hands on Application of SWMM

  • Confirmation of installation
  • Example drainage project

Target Audience

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.


Jim Dumont, P.Eng.

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.

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