The sanitary sewer modelling training begins with the basics of hydraulic theory as it applies to sewer collection modelling, and then takes participants through the sanitary sewer data model. Both steady-state and extended-period simulations will be presented in this course. Sewer load allocation and model calibration will be discussed. Participants will become familiar with EPA-SWMM (transport compartment only) and use the software to reinforce concepts with the workshop problems.
Finally, at the end of the training session, participants will have the opportunity to play the Aqualibrium competition to test their newly acquired skills in hydraulics. The Aqualibrium competition is a fun way to learn about the complexity of network hydraulics. The aim of the competition is to distribute 3 litres of water equally between 3 reservoirs (containers) placed randomly on a grid of 16 points. Participants will build a pipe network between a water source and the 3 reservoirs using pipes of different diameters.
CEO/Founder, GeoAdvice Engineering Inc.
Dr. de Schaetzen is a leading expert in computer modelling of water and wastewater systems. His work on genetic algorithm optimization applied to water systems has gained him both international recognition and numerous award prizes. Dr. de Schaetzen is also the leading author of over 30 papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and internal research reports.
Dr. de Schaetzen conducted in person training for over 2,500 engineers in water and sewer systems modelling, optimization, and analysis in Canada, USA, and UK. He also designed, implemented, and maintained several hydraulic modelling software applications. He often peer reviews scientific journals including Urban Water (UK) and the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (USA). Finally, Dr. de Schaetzen is the recipient of the 2010 BC New-Canadian Entrepreneur Award in the category of Environmental Technology. In 2016, Dr. de Schaetzen was the recipient of the BCWWA Excellence and Innovation in the Water and Waste Industry Award in Leadership and Innovation.