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This course begins with the basics of hydraulic theory as it applies to sewer collection system modeling & delves into advanced topics such as the management of multiple modeling scenarios, load allocation, model calibration, & some others.

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:

• Understand the hydraulic theory necessary to work with sewer network models
• Navigate efficiently the EPASWMM user interface
• Allocate spatially sewer loads
• Build a hydraulic sewer model with all network facilities
• Configure and run simulations for steady and unsteady flows
• Calibrate the sewer model to maximize the accuracy of modeling results
• Generate output maps and graphs using EPASWMM reporting tools


To accurately model sewer collection systems, modelers need a comprehensive understanding of both hydraulics and their modeling software. This course begins with the basics of hydraulic theory as it applies to sewer collection system modeling and delves into advanced topics such as the management of multiple modeling scenarios, load allocation, model calibration, running simulations and sewer master planning. Participants will not only learn the knowledge they need to execute complex modeling tasks, but implement and reinforce their understanding through hands-on exercises and quizzes accompanying every section.


Participants will become familiar with the principles of hydraulic network modeling, understand the basic and advanced capabilities of EPASWMM, learn the different types of model simulations and understand the methods of reviewing and maintaining a hydraulic network model.

Who Should Attend:

Municipal engineers, developers and planners, engineering consultants, hydraulic engineers, technicians, technologists, designers and other technical personnel who are responsible for or oversee sewer collection systems.

For this course all attendees will receive:
• A copy of the training course agenda
• All slides presented during the training sessions
• Tutorials with step by step instructions to guide participants through the use of EPASWMM
• Tables with relevant modeling information including equation coefficients for various engineering materials used in sewer collection systems

Bring With You:

Participants will need to bring their own laptop to this course.

The following is a minimum computer configuration  desired:
• IBM-compatible 650 MHz, Pentium III CPU personal computer with math coprocessor
• 256 megabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM)
• 100 megabytes of free disk space
• Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP 5 or later, 2000 Professional SP 3 or later, XP Professional, ME (WIN32 operating system)

Program Outline

Day I

Registration and Coffee

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Method

Introduction to Hydraulic Network Modeling of Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems
• Modeling of sewer collection systems
• Types of simulations

Hydraulic Analysis of Pipelines - Theory
• Hydraulics of steady flows
• Hydraulics of unsteady flows
• Manning and Hazen Williams

EPASWMM Product Overview and Software Layout
• EPASWMM window
• Commands and functions
• Capabilities

The Sanitary Sewer Data Model
• Manhole, wet wells, pumps and pipes
• Hydraulic components
• Controls

Building and Running Simulations using EPASWMM
• Create a model
• Simulation options and project preferences
• Create network components
• Simulation results
• Steady state, design and dynamic simulations
• d/D and velocity criteria

Day II

Mapping, Graphing and Reporting Simulation Results using EPASWMM
• Output graphs
• Output reports
• Additional reporting tools

Load Allocation and Model Calibration
• Steps for load allocation (existing and future scenarios)
• Load allocation methods (pros and cons)
• Load projections
• Steps for model calibration
• Types of calibration (static or dynamic) including limitations
• What is good enough?
• Calibration tolerances (agreement between model and field)

Sewer Master Planning and Modeling
• Reasons for preparing a master plan
• How to prepare a sewer master plan
• Future load projections
• Network analysis
• System deficiencies
• Replacement of existing infrastructure
• Identify system deficiencies
• Evaluate operating strategies
• Assess rehabilitation methods
• Using model to evaluate alternatives

Advanced Modeling Tools
• Logical controls
• Variable speed pumps
• Network connectivity and tracing tools

Model Development, Update and Review
• Summary of the 2-day training course
• Component labels
• Description format
• Naming convention
• Data flagging to track changes
• The different model simulations and results analysis
• Modeling best practices

Questions and Answers - Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Objectives

There will be a one-hour break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule
8:00   Registration and Coffee (1st Day only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment


Werner de Schaetzen
Werner de Schaetzen, Ph.D., P.Eng.is a leading expert in computer modeling of water and wastewater systems. His work on genetic algorithm optimization applied to water systems has gained him both international recognition and numerous award prizes. Werner de Schaetzen, is also the leading author of over 30 papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and internal research reports. He has also conducted in person training for over 1,500 engineers in water and sewer systems modeling, optimization and analysis in Canada, USA and UK. He also designed, implemented and maintained several hydraulic modeling software applications.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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