Introduction to EPANet 2.0 Water Distribution Systems Model

Cincinnati, Ohio
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Introduction to EPANet 2.0 Water Distribution Systems Model
Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268
United States

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Registration for the Cincinnati Introduction to EPANET 2.0 is now closed.  For information on attending the upcoming class in Las Vegas, Nevada, please click on the following link:


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Cost: GENERAL: $835.00.
arly registration $745 until August 24, 2018.
            AWWA members: $775.00. 
arly registration $705 until August 24, 2018.
A certificate of completion will be issued.  Also, depending on the State you practice, you may be eligible for 1.4 CEU's, 14 PDH's.

Why Take This Class:
Whether you are a consultant that designs water distribution systems or work for a water utility that oversees the operations and maintenance of a water distribution system, you’ll want to take this class. It will cover the fundamentals of building and calibrating water distribution system models, specifically using EPANet 2.0 software, which can be used for master planning, operational analysis of existing systems and design. This class will address a number of practical applications such as; designing for fire flows, minimizing water age in the system and a number of other operational issues that cannot be addressed without the use of distribution system model.  The students will be introduced on how to use this software and the class is also designed to improve the skills of novice users.

What You Will Learn:
This class will cover the following key topics needed for modeling water distribution systems:
•  Overview of the theory of how EPANET calculates the flows 
    and head losses
•  How to create a water distribution model manually and 
    with GIS software.  
•  Where to get demand data and utilize the data in the software.
•  Using and applying peaking factors and diurnal patterns
•  Creating a steady state model and extending the model 
    to EPS modeling 
•  The use of simple, time based and rule based controls
•  Using calibration data
•  Determining where to get field data and SCADA data
   for calibration
•  Determining and assigning roughness coefficients for different 
    types of pipes and ages
•  Importing and exporting models for creating scenarios
•  Setting up backdrop maps that help to analyze large 
    distribution systems
•  Adjusting mapping options for displaying results 
•  Effective methods of conducting fire flow analyses
•  Troubleshooting analysis reports and errors
•  Will touch on energy and water quality analysis options

Much of the above will be done by working on problems in a workshop format after the topic was introduced and explained by the instructor.

Walter Grayman, PE, PhD, is an independent consulting engineer in Oakland, CA, with over 45 years of experience in the areas of water supply and water resources with emphasis on infrastructure, modeling, water quality, GIS and risk/security issues. He has over 150 publications including co-editor, co-author and contributor to several books on the topic of water distribution systems.  He was the 2013 ASCE Julian Hinds Award recipient and has received best paper awards from ASCE and AWWA for his work in modeling water quality in distribution systems and water storage tanks.  

Arnold Strasser, PE, has over 30 years of engineering experience and was the Manager of Treated Water Planning at Denver Water until his retirement in 2016. He managed a team of engineers and technical staff that oversaw capital planning for the Denver Metro area, serving 1.4 million people, including model development and maintenance of one of the largest all-pipes models in the nation. Along with practical experience, he is skilled in teaching engineering topics and has taught at the University of Colorado Denver and taught a number of operator certification courses. Arnold holds a class 4 water distribution operators certification in Colorado.

Computers:  Bring your own laptop with the EPANET software installed!
The software may be downloaded for free from: 

Nearby Hotels:  If you are in need of a nearby hotel, the following two are within walking distance from the EPA offices where the class will be held.
Hampton Inn offers a special rate for students to this class, while Kingsgate Marriott is another nearby option, but does not provide a discounted rate. 
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area - 3024 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH
Just click on the name above. If asked, use Group Code: NCI to receive the special rate. 
Or call the hotel directly at (513) 281 2700 and mention group name: "NCIMM EPANET Workshop"

Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati  - 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, OH

For more information about this class, call 832-489-9928 and ask for Linda, or e-mail her at

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


Contact Information

    303-728-4449 ask for Ben
    832-489-9928 ask for Linda
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