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Flood Control, Land Drainage and Stormwater Management

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

  • Select and estimate design events
  • Apply new techniques to enhance the protection of life and property from flood damage select computer software for application in flood control and urban drainage design
  • Be familiar with decisions policy makers, agency staff and designers have to make
  • Apply emerging techniques for stormwater quantity, quality and erosion control
  • Broaden your understanding of the fundamental hydrology and hydraulic issues
  • Strengthen your skills in flood control and urban drainage system design

This course describes the skills you require to understand the hydrology, hydraulic & statistical computations needed to select & analyze flood protection & stormwater control alternatives. The course aims to make sense of this complex topic & to assist in selecting the best approach. It focuses on the practical application of sound planning & design practices, & specific flood control & stormwater management techniques while exposing you to emerging practices.

Emphasis will be on demonstrating the pro’s & con’s of alternative design & implementation strategies, the pitfalls that should be avoided, & the design features that characterize successful systems.

Course Outline:

  • Flood Control Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Selection of Design Criteria for Flood Control
  • Methods of Computing Flows Based on Rainfall
  • Hydraulic Modeling of Flows & Flood Levels
  • Flood Plain mapping
  • Land drainage
  • Alternative Urban Stormwater Best Management Practices
  • How to Select Stormwater Best Management Facilities
  • Brief review of drainage design computer software
  • Workshop

Who Should Attend:
Municipal Engineers & Technologists • Civil Engineers & Technologists • Developers • Planners • Consultants • Approval Agency Staff & Other Technical Personnel Responsible for Flood Control & Drainage Projects

Course Rating
4.5 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Mississauga, ON
on 12/5/2019

Edmonton, AB
on 12/16/2019

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This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.

Almost all of EPIC's seminars and webinars offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.