Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Stormwater Detention Planning and Design

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Vancouver, BC
This course has been canceled due to low registration. Please contact Katie Quinn at [email protected] for inquiries.

Eligible for 7 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: Stormwater Detention Planning and Design : $459.00 + GST = $481.95 until Nov 23, 2023

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: Stormwater Detention Planning and Design : $559.00 + GST = $586.95

Non-Registrant Price: Stormwater Detention Planning and Design : $559.00 + GST = $586.95

Student Price: Stormwater Detention Planning and Design : $230.00 + GST = $241.50


Katie Quinn | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4893
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4893
Email: [email protected]

Event Presenter(s)

Jim Dumont, P.Eng.
Water Infrastructure Specialist

Event Description

Planning and design of stormwater management and flood protection are becoming increasingly complex. Changes in land use affect drainage systems while presenting challenges for planning, runoff analysis, and watercourse protection within government objectives and regulations established to protect people, property and the environment. This series of three seminars will provide the foundation information necessary to plan and design existing and future stormwater management systems.

About the Event

Seminar Series

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

  • Hydrology of Stormwater and Design;
  • Advanced Topics in Stormwater Management; and
  • Stormwater Detention Planning and Design.

Due to the complex nature of the topic, there will be limited review of material presented from one seminar to the others.


After attending this seminar, you will be able to consider technical issues related to stormwater management planning and design while balancing risks to people, property, and the environment.


There are no prerequisites other than an analytical mindset while previous exposure to the topic would be an asset. We recommend that participation in all three sessions will provide the greatest benefit to the participants.

Seminar Outline

  • Overview of stormwater management
  • Pond design criteria
  • Catchment and site characteristics
  • Overview of pond components
  • Pond design considerations
  • Operation, inspection, and maintenance
  • Monitoring
  • Example of a step-by-step pond design

Unique Features of the Series

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, and 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 across Canada EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Center) since 2010.