EPA SWMM use in Drainage Design and Planning

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, October 25, 2018
EPA SWMM use in Drainage Design and Planning
Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, October 26, 2018 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

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

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Cost for this two-day class is $790.00
arly registration fee $725.00 until September 28th.
       CASFM and RM-APWA member fee is $740.00 
       Early registration fee is $695.00 until September 28th.  
These reduced fees are possible because this class is, in part, sponsored by Urban Drainage & Flood Control District

You will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEU’s or 15 PDH’s for this course. 
This course is also eligible for 12 CECs towards ASFPM CFM Certification. 

Why you should take this class:
If you do stormwater management planning and design, including: hydrology, assessing impacts of urbanization, assessing of or planning for LID and Green stormwater management, etc., EPA's SWMM 5.1 software is a very important tool that can make your job easier and more productive.  In this class you will learn practical applications of this model in planning and design of stormwater management facilities.  

You will learn how to select proper SWMM input parameters to accurately model urban catchment hydrology and stormwater collection and conveyance elements of various type ranging from swales, channels and pipes.  One of the key items that you will learn is how to covert irregular catchment shapes into rectangular shapes that SWMM uses to represent catchments.  This is a very critical aspect of modelling with SWMM or other similar models is you are going to produce reasonably accurate runoff results, something that is more difficult to do than most realize if there is no data to calibrate the model with.  

You will also larn how to model individual events and how to perform long-term continuous simulation modelling, how to asses impacts of urbanization and possible techniques to deal with them, accuracy and consistency in modelling and also learn other topics essential to planning and design of stormwater management facilities.  Each class topic will be described by the instructors and will then be followed by hands-on working of examples with the help of the instructors.

What you will learn:
  • Overview of Kinematic Wave (KW) methods for 
    storm water modeling. 
  • Input parameters for catchment hydrology and channel 
    hydraulics in SWMM5
  • Conversion of irregular watersheds into rectangular KW 
    sloping planes
  • Basic modeling techniques for run-off and run-on flow analyses 
  • Pre-development model as the base line for impact assessment
  • Post-development model with channels, street gutters, 
    storm sewers, roadside ditches and flow diversions
  • Event-based model for design storm simulations from 
    2- to 100-yr events
  • Continuous long-term simulation for flow frequency analysis 
    using long-term rainfall records.
  • Urbanization impact assessment based on pre- and 
    post-development watershed models.  
  • Flood mitigation modeling using detention, inlet/outlet structure 
    design and pump operations
  • Review of dynamic wave (DW) and numerical stability criteria 
    for DW applications
  • Detention modeling with and without backwater effects
  • Water volume budget and monthly flow statistical analyses 
    for long-term retention operation.
  • Wetland sustainability and threshold analysis during a 
    wet and drought seasons
  • Accuracy and consistency in storm water modeling
Much of the above will be done by working on problems in a workshop format. 

Dr. James C.Y. Guo, PhD, P.E. is a professor at University of Colorado Denver. In addition to 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 Federal, State, and City and County drainage manuals in United States and in several refereed journals as well. He brings to the class the latest concepts and methods for urban watershed modeling techniques.  

Ben Urbonas, P.E., D.WRE has over 45 years of experience in water resources engineering.  He was the Manager of the Master Planning Program for the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in Denver, Colorado for 31 years and is now the president of the Urban Watersheds Research Institute. While at UDFCD he has developed much of its technology and oversaw the development of computer models in hydraulics and hydrology. He has used EPA SWMM models in most of the 130 master plans that he directed and for a number of projects not involving UDFCD.  

Computers:  Bring your own computer for this class.
Important!  Preload and install the latest EPA SWMM 5.1 software before coming to class. 

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Skiing is still very good great in Colorado.  There are many outdoor recreational opportunities here.  Also, the City of Denver and its metropolitan area has many attractions and great restaurants.  

The size of the classroom will be limited to approximately 24 students.  To assure a space for yourself we suggest registering early by clicking on the "Register Now" button above

For more information, call us at 303-728-4449 and ask for Ben, or e-mail him at info@uwtrshd.com. 


Contact Information

  • Call: 303-728-4449, ask for Ben
    e-mail: info@uwtrshd.com

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