May 2023

Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. Please contact Katie Quinn at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Ballroom West) 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
Presenter: Jim Dumont, P.Eng.
Water Infrastructure Specialist
Credit: Eligible for 7 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods : $459.00 + GST = $481.95 until Apr 18, 2023

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods : $559.00 + GST = $586.95

Non-Registrant Price: Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods : $559.00 + GST = $586.95

Student Price: Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods : $230.00 + GST = $241.50
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Participants should bring a laptop with them to the seminar.

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.

Seminar Series

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

  1. Hydrology of Stormwater and Floods;
  2. Advanced Topics in Stormwater Management; and
  3. 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

  • Evolution of stormwater management
  • Impacts of watershed development
  • Regulatory requirements
  • The real meaning of statistics and risk management
  • Rainfall data, IDF Curves, and design storms
  • Time of Concentration
  • Computing Discharges
    1. Rational Method
    2. Hydrograph Method
    3. Statistical use of Stream Discharge Measurements
  • Comparing Results

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, 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

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 British Columbia for Engineers and Geoscientists BC since 2006 and for across Canada EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Center) since 2010.

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