Regional Statistical Hydrology and Flood Prediction

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Regional Statistical Hydrology
and Flood Prediction

Regional Statistical Hydrology and Flood Prediction
Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, March 30, 2018 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Leonard Rice Engineers Offices
(303) 455-9589
1221 Auraria Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204
United States

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Cost:  General Registration: $790.00
               early registration $725.00 until March 2nd
            CASFM Members: $740.00 
               early registration $695.00 until March 2nd
Discount for CASFM members is made possible because this class is sponsored
in part by Urban Drainage & Flood Control District.

You will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEU's or 15 PDH's.
                You will receive 12 ASFPM Core CEC’s for
                CFM certification.

What you will learn:
BIG DATA and its use is the new wave sweeping much of current technology and appears to be the direction in which much of hydrologic analysis is being done and will increase in application over time.  This class will bring to you the cutting-edge information in how to use the data available from public agencies (mostly USGS) to conduct hydrologic analysis, if for no other reason than to calibrate distributed rainfall-runoff models such as SWMM, HEC-MHS, etc.  

This course will review the hydrologic statistical and stochastic theories and then focus on the practical  approaches to analyze the long term stream flow and rainfall records. Examples and workshops are designed to teach you how to use freeware models: HEC-SSP, PeakFQ, StreamStats and the USGS nation-wide data base to conduct:
  (a) discharge-frequency analysis,
  (b) flow-duration analysis,
  (c) mixed population analysis at a stream gage.
By repeating the same procedures to a set of gages along a river basin, you can perform regional regression analysis for flow predictions at ungaged sites. You will learn the procedures outlined in the Bulletin 17B and the Bulletin 17C to analyze Annual Maximum and Annual Exceedance data from any gaging station with adjustments for skewness, outlierers, and zero-flows. Workshops will provide you with hands-on practices on how to develop the best-fitted results using (a) Log-Pearson Type III, (b) Gumbel, (c) Exponential, (d) Normal, and (e) Log-normal distributions. 

To expand your ability to analyze data, you will learn how to extend hydrologic statistical approaches into stochastic time series analysis.  This then will permit you to simulate the hydrologic system based on the observed time series data and to predict the values at non-observed times.  You will also learn about the uncertainties of data model you developed in making such predictions. Stochastic analysis topics will include an introduction to stochastic modeling for time series analysis, Markov Chain, risk and cost, etc. You will develop statistical skills and knowledge in hydrologic data analyses for applications in your work and profession for immediate use.

Computers:  Bring your own. No loaners are available.
We recommend that you preinstall the following software before coming to class., both are available for downloading at:
- USGS's PEAKQF v.7.1 
- USACE HEC-SSP v2.1.1 

Prof. James C.Y. Guo, PhD, P.E.
is professor and director at University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Guo has been teaching engineering hydrology and hydraulics since 1982. He is active in applied research and is a practicing engineer. Dr. Guo’s research work has been referenced in number of City and County drainage manuals in United States and refereed journals. He will bring to the class the latest development and practices in hydrologic statistics and stochastics.
Dr. H. M. Max Shih, PhD, P.E., CFM, is a senior water resources engineer at CDM Smith in Denver, Colorado and has more than 18 years of global experience spanning the United States, Chile, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Taiwan and China. He has managed, technically supported, and provided leadership for more than 100 surface water, urban drainage, dam hydrology and hydraulics (H&H) and sediment transport projects. Dr. Shih is a very experience instructor providing the professional training classes of water resources engineering and serves as a technical paper reviewer for journals and conferences. He will share his years of experience in hydrology and hydraulics with the class.
Mr. Amanullah Mommandi, MSCE, P.E.
is the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Director of Applied Research and Innovation Branch. He has an outstanding service of more than 28 years at the CDOT.  He has managed CDOT Plan of Action (POA) for Scour Critical Bridges and Bridges with Unknown Foundations. His specialty includes watershed analysis, roadway hydraulic designs, river morphology, bridge scour, and sediment transport. He was the key supporter to develop the Colorado StreamStats Program.  Mr. Mommandi is currently managing CDOT Research Branch with projects in the area of Structure, Geotechnical, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Pavement Management, Safety, Traffic and Water Quality.

Colorado is a great place to visit in March!
March offers great skiing in Colorado. There is also a wide selection of cultural places to visit in the Denver area as well as many outstanding restaurants.  Denver is also known for its wide array of microbreweries, brewpubs and beer cafes and if you are a beer enthusiast there are many for you to enjoy.

The size of the classroom will be limited. To assure a space click the "Register Now" button near the top of this page.

In addition, you may call UWRI directly at 303-728-4449 or e-mail the Institute at


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