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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.