September 2020

Introduction to Stormwater Management and Modelling

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. Please contact Allison Smith for inquiries at [email protected]
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Introduction to Stormwater Management 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 Sept 8, 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: $214.00 + GST = $224.70
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 08, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

Allison Smith | Professional Development Coordinator

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Note: Participants are required to use a calculator or Excel for this session.
This seminar will introduce the engineer and water resource professional to the concepts used in computer modelling of urban drainage systems. The seminar includes lectures on basic concepts and theory of hydrology and hydraulics necessary to successfully utilize the advanced features of computer modelling in stormwater management.

Seminar Series

This seminar is the first 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.

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 course will provide the participant with an understanding of the information required to complete a computer assessment of stormwater management infrastructure.

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

  • Consider technical issues in design related to stormwater management planning and design
  • 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 use a computer or laptop with Excel during the seminar.

Seminar Outline

  • 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

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 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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