October 2020

Design of Stormwater Ponds

Status: 6 seats available
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Stormwater Detention Pond Design Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Jim Dumont, P.Eng.
Water Infrastructure Specialist
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $329.00 + GST = $345.45 until Oct 15, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $429.00 + GST = $450.45

Non-Member Price: $429.00 + GST = $450.45

Student Member Price: $214.50 + GST = $225.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 15, 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 use Excel or another spreadsheet software for this seminar. Webinar log in instructions will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the event.
Urban stormwater management involves utilization of detention ponds to provide multiple benefits while providing environmental mitigation for development. The planning and design processes are becoming increasingly complex with greater expectations applied to stormwater infrastructure. This seminar provides an in depth review of the design, and safe operation of multiple objective facilities in an urban setting. These facilities offer a unique opportunities for public participation and education, which are often overlooked in creating the least cost design. Examination of often overlooked design features will provide participants with the tools to enhance the features and safety of existing and future detention ponds while enhancing the ease of operation and maintenance.

Seminar Objectives

Urban stormwater ponds have a long-term cost and the potential to become amenities in communities. The planning and design processes are becoming increasingly complex and must include consider multiple use systems that are operated and maintained while providing recreational and educational opportunities to the community. This seminar will explore advanced topics of concern in the planning and design of modern stormwater management ponds in urban areas.

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

  • Consider advanced technical issues in planning the design and management of multiple use facilities in an Durban setting; and
  • Employ planning and design concepts learned in the course on your next stormwater pond project.

Seminar Series

This seminar is the third of a series that will cover the complex topic of stormwater management. The complete series includes:

  • Introduction to Stormwater Management and Modelling (September 22, 2020)
  • Advanced Stormwater Management (October 6, 2020)
  • Design of Stormwater Ponds (October 29, 2020)
  • Urban Watershed Management (November 5, 2020)

Due to the complex nature of the topic there will be limited review of material presented in the other seminars.


This seminar will build upon the participant’s knowledge of stormwater ponds. Sample calculations require the participant to bring a lap top computer with Excel or other spreadsheet software installed.

Seminar Outline

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Pond Components
  • Step by Step Review of Pond Design
  • Event-Based Modelling Versus Continuous Simulation
  • Operation, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Monitoring

Unique features of the course

The course will provide detailed information on the standards of practice and their limitations along with alternative state of the art methodologies that can lead to more accurate application of scientific principles by engineers.

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 plan, design, review, and approve detention pond 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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