Hydrotechnical Engineering for Non-Hydrotechnical Engineers

Mississauga, Ontario /
Apr 8 - 11, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0413-2361

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

  • apply various analysis methods to estimate flows in rivers and drainage structures
  • assess the design of streams and rivers, culverts, bridge openings, drainage facilities, and stormwater management structures
  • solve common hydrology and hydraulic engineering problems
  • employ latest techniques in hydrology and hydraulic design procedures

Hydrotechnical Engineering is a branch of science and technology concerned with the study of water resources and their use for various purposes, as well as the prevention of the damaging effect of water.

The course was prepared for non hydro-technical engineers and technicians who need a basic understanding of the three most commonly used branches of hydrotechnical engineering:

  • Engineering hydrology
  • Hydraulic engineering of rivers and hydraulic structures
  • Drainage and stormwater management

This course provides the fundamentals without delving into complicated mathematical formulas. Lectures will include real life examples and simple hands-on exercises and problem-solving.

Who Should Attend
Engineers and technologists not familiar with hydrotechnical engineering, such as:

  • civil engineers
  • mechanical engineers
  • electrical engineers
  • mining engineers
  • chemical engineers
  • agricultural engineers
  • municipal engineers
    • manufacturers of drainage products
    • general contractors
    • property managers
    • directors of physical plants
    • municipal building officials
    • building inspectors
    • field review personnel
    • project engineers
    • others who would like to know more about hydrotechnical systems, or require a refresher

Requirements and Special Features
Participants are expected to have some elementary technical knowledge of engineering principles.
Notes will be provided in electronic format. Please bring a standard engineering calculator with scientific functions, a laptop, with Microsoft Windows, MS Excel spreadsheet, or equivalent and USB port, for software training. The course includes a comprehensive list of reference material available on the internet from government & non-government organizations.

More Information


  • Engineering Hydrology
    • Rainfall Analyses
    • Time of Concentration –Review of Design Equations and Charts
    • Methods of Computing Rainfall Losses
    • Estimating Flows for Drainage Design
    • Effect of Climate Change
    • Examples of Estimating Flows
  • Hydraulic Engineering
    • River and Open Channel Hydraulics
      • Basic Hydraulic Theory
      • Design of Open Channels
      • Flood Plain Analysis
    • Hydraulic Structures
      • Design of Storm Sewers
      • Design of Culverts and Bridge Openings
      • Drainage Design Software – A Review
  • Drainage Design and Stormwater Management
    • The Effect of Stormwater on our Environment
    • Stormwater Pollutants
    • Protection of Watercourses and Groundwater
    • Alternative Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)
    • Low Impact Developments (LID)
    • Infiltration and Erosion/Sediment Control
    • Recent trends in Stormwater Management, Low Impact Developments
    • Erosion and Sediment Control
    • Selection of Site Specific Stormwater Design Criteria
    • How to Select Best Management Techniques
    • Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater BMPs
    • Monitoring of BMPs
    • Outline of Most Frequently Used BMP Designs: Wet ponds, and grass swales
    • Legal Implication of the Common Law
    • Examples


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.


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Fee & Credits
  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

$2695 + taxes


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