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

Online /
Nov 1 - 2, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1112-ONL21

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern

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

The success of long-term cost effective operation of a stormwater management facility depends on the 1) 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 Feature:

  • The course includes a comprehensive list of reference material available on the internet from government and non-government organizations..

Required Resources:

  • Laptop for software training with Microsoft Windows operating system and USB port.
  • MS Excel spreadsheet, or equivalent, or standard engineering calculator with scientific functions
  • Download and install the Environment Canada data sets which will be sent to you prior
More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

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

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

A Hydrology Refresher

  • Rainfall analyses
  • Time of concentration
  • Rainfall losses
  • Estimating flows using rational & hydrographs methods
  • Estimating flows using recorded stream discharges

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


  • 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


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.

The Engineering Institute of Canada EPP Approved    AIBC Approved   

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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