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Stormwater Management - Design, Inspection and Operation/Maintenance of Stormwater Control Facilities

Halifax, Nova Scotia /
Jan 30 - 31, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0110-2363

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Overview

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

  • examine design applications in new and existing developments
  • apply emerging techniques for stormwater quantity, quality and erosion control
  • adjust to your changing role and responsibility
  • employ cost effective operation and maintenance methods

Description
The success of long-term cost effective operation of a stormwater management facility depends on 1) the appropriate design, 2) an efficient inspection program undertaken during the construction phase and 3) the adoption of well organized operation and maintenance practices.  This workshop describes all the above aspects of stormwater management by assisting the designer to produce a cost effective design, with low maintenance cost and long-term trouble free operation.

Similarly, the workshop will assist those involved in the operation and maintenance program to understand the design principles, the required performance of the facility and to ensure that the BMP facilities are operating at their maximum efficiency over it useful life.

Course Outline

  • Overview –The Big Picture - Why Do We Need Stormwater Management?
  • Effect of urbanization
  • Protection of Receiving Watercourses
  • Selection of Design Criteria
  • Review of Alternative Stormwater Water Management BMPs
  • Special Cases: Redevelopment, Retrofits, and Infilling
  • Design of Best Management Practices
  • Outline of Design of the More Frequently Used Best Management Practices
  • Overview of most frequently used hydrology and hydraulic computer models
  • Inspection, Operation and Maintenance Practices
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Monitoring

Who Should Attend
Municipal Engineers • Designers • Operation and Maintenance Staff • Developers • Planners • Consultants • Engineers • Other Technical Personnel Responsible For Drainage and Stormwater Management Facilities

Special Features & Requirements:

  • Notes will be provided on USBs so please bring your laptop (or tablet with a USB port), with Adobe Reader, Excel, & a web browser. If you can’t then please bring a calculator as it is required for the exercises.
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Syllabus

Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Overview –The Big Picture - Why Do We Need Stormwater Management?

Effect of Urbanization on:

  • surface runoff discharge, volume and water quality, groundwater quantity and quality, natural habitat, stream corridors
  • Changes in stream temperatures
  • Current issues in controlling stormwater quantity and quality

Protection of Receiving Watercourses

  • Flood hazards, flood plain delineation, choice of flood plain criteria
  • Aquatic habitat protection
  • Erosion, meandering, morphology

Selection of Design Criteria

  • Post and pre-development criteria
  • Flood and flood plain
  • Water quality
  • Erosion control
  • Major-minor system
  • Water balance and recharge
  • Effect of climate change

Alternative Best Management Practices

Review of Alternative Stormwater Water Management BMPs

  • Source control
  • Conveyance controls
  • End-of- pipe controls
  • Good Housekeeping and municipal practices

Special Cases: Redevelopment, Retrofits, and Infilling

  • Stormwater management criteria and applicable practices
  • Approach to retrofits and infilling

Day II

Design of Best Management Practices

Outline of Design of the More Frequently Used Best Management Practices

  • Wet pond, Wetland
  • Rain gardens, Grassed swale

Overview of Most Frequently Used Hydrology and Hydraulic Computer Models

  • Hydrology – single event, continuous simulation
  • Model complexity of urban and river models

Inspection, Operation and Maintenance Practices

Operation and Maintenance

  • Municipal input during reviews of designs
  • Erosion and sediment control and inspection during construction
  • Operation and maintenance tasks for facilities

Monitoring

  • Objectives and preparation of a four phase monitoring program
  • Programs for monitoring flows, water quality, aquatic habitat,
  • Parameters to be monitored, sampling, equipment
  • Safety, and public perception

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Instructor

Jim Dumont, P.Eng.

Jim Dumont, P.Eng.

Jim is a water infrastructure specialist with over 40 years of experience in the fields of water resources and civil engineering. Jim has been responsible for a variety of projects from planning studies that establish design criteria to detailed flood relief designs of complex hydraulic systems and municipal infrastructure.



Venue

To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax
1960 Brunswick St
Halifax NS  B3J 2G7

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.

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Fee & Credits
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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$1395 + taxes

Fee after December 21, 2018:

$1495 + taxes

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