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Whether you work on new developments or developed urban areas, you will benefit from our discussions on the management of stormwater flow to achieve water quality standards, source control, infiltration management practices, and a lot more.

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

€¢ Compare design approaches and practices and select the most appropriate approach for your project
€¢ Examine design applications in new developments and retrofitting into existing urban areas
€¢ Employ new innovative emerging techniques for stormwater quality improvement
€¢ Solve stormwater problems on your projects
€¢ Recognize how your role and responsibility may be affected
€¢ Review methods of pollution control 
€¢ Implement the best practices gleaned from the experience of national and international experts in municipal infrastructure
€¢ Use the methodology to develop and implement a successful and affordable stormwater management program that
meets the regulations and requirements for water quality


Water quality is crucial for public health.  To maintain it at the source, surface water quality must be given due attention.  Both the point and non-point sources of pollution must be controlled.  How to achieve water quality standards by effective stormwater management particularly by controlling pollutants in the discharge from industries and large urban areas is the focus of this practical course.  You will confirm the validity of your current practices and gain valuable new ideas to make improvements for enhancing stormwater quality.  Whether you work on new developments or developed urban areas, you will benefit from our discussions on the management of stormwater flow to achieve water quality standards, source control, infiltration management practices, emerging stormwater techniques and detention ponds and water quality design considerations.


To provide participants with the principles and practice for incorporating water quality into stormwater management.

Who Should Attend

Municipal consulting engineers, developers, regulators, regional planning staff, and staff involved with stormwater management responsibilities, architects and contractors.

Special Feature

Your benefits of participation are maximized by giving you the new material through lectures and discussions which is then reinforced through case studies and solving hands-on stormwater problems.

Program Outline

Day I

8:00      Registration and Coffee

8:20      Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

8:30      The Effect of Stormwater on Our Environment - The Big Picture

Why Do We Need Stormwater Management?
€¢ Effect of urbanization on surface runoff, peak flow and volume
€¢ Effect of urbanization on surface water quality
€¢ Effect of urbanization on groundwater quantity and quality 
€¢ Changes in hydrological cycle
€¢ Degradation of receiving watercourses
€¢ Current issues in controlling stormwater quantity and quality

Watershed Based Planning
€¢ Role of stormwater management in the planning process
€¢ Watershed and subwatershed plans
€¢ Site and stormwater management plans
€¢ Environmental management plans
€¢ Relationship between land use and watershed planning

10:00    Refreshments and Networking

10:20    Water Quality Standards 
Stormwater Pollutants

€¢ Pollutants
€¢ Sources
€¢ Impacts of development and implications of toxicity
Protection of Surface and Groundwater Resources
€¢ Stormwater management policies and criteria
€¢ Role of federal, provincial, municipal and watershed based agencies
€¢ Flow control of post development runoff
€¢ Aquatic habitat protection
€¢ Erosion, meandering
€¢ Morphology
€¢ Design of  €oenatural channels€
€¢ Flood hazards
€¢ Flood plain delineation, choice of flood plain criteria

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Effective Stormwater Management

Review Alternative Stormwater Management Best Management Practices
€¢ Review of international stormwater management practices
€¢ Source controls, (lot control, rain gardens, disconnection of roof and foundation drains, permeable pavers, etc.)
€¢ Conveyance controls, (Swales, pervious pipes, etc.)
€¢ End-of- pipe controls, (wet and dry ponds, underground tanks, wetlands, filters,  separators, etc.)
€¢ Good Housekeeping and municipal practices, (Land use restriction, litter control, recycling, waste control, street seeping,
road salt management, public education, etc.)
€¢ Stormwater management alternatives for industrial sites

Special Considerations - Infiltration and Sediment Control Practices
€¢ Ponds
€¢ Trenches
€¢ Porous pavement 
€¢ Effect of construction activities
€¢ Preparation of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
€¢ Sediment loads generated by construction
€¢ Fish Habitat

3:00      Refreshments and Networking

3:20      Selection of Site-Specific Stormwater Management Design Criteria
€¢ Post to pre-development flow control
€¢ Major and minor system design criteria
€¢ Water quality volume and peak flow control
€¢ Erosion control
€¢ Water balance criteria and problems meeting the criteria 
€¢ Examples of wastes generated by industry
€¢ City by-laws limiting storm sewer discharges
How to Select BMPs for Different Site Conditions

€¢ Treatment trains
€¢ Selection process, use of selection matrix
€¢ Special cases: retrofits and infill developments
€¢ Short and long-term costs

4:10      Open Forum, Questions and Answers

4:30      Adjournment

Day II

8:30      Implementation of Stormwater Management Facilities

Management of Stormwater Flows to Protect Water Quality
€¢ Preparation of Stormwater Management Plans
€¢ Post and pre-development flows
€¢ Flood plain maps
€¢ Water balance
€¢ Developing design flows
€¢ Storm water modeling
€¢ Combined Sewer Overflows

Implementation Plans
€¢ Municipal Plan review and one window approach
€¢ Erosion and sediment control at construction sites
€¢ Preparation of implementation plans

€¢ Objectives
€¢ Programs for monitoring flows, water quality, aquatic habitat
€¢ Parameters to be monitored, sampling, equipment
€¢ Safety, and public perception
€¢ Preparation of a four phase monitoring program

10:00    Refreshments and Networking

10:20    Legal Implications
€¢ Common law, riparian rights
€¢ Statute law: Federal and Provincial regulations, municipal by-laws
€¢ Potential corporate and personal liabilities, nuisance, negligence
€¢ Case study: Scarborough Golf Course case

Operation and Maintenance of BMPs
€¢ Municipal input during reviews of pond, wetland, swale, infiltration, porous pavement designs
€¢ Erosion and sediment control at construction sites and inspection during construction
€¢ Operation and maintenance tasks for source, conveyance and end-of-pipe facilities
€¢ Preparation of municipal operation and maintenance plan
€¢ Resources: budgeting, manpower, equipment, scheduling

Emerging Stormwater Technologies
€¢ Review of latest technologies
€¢ Low Impact Development

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Case Studies

Innovative Landscape Design in Stormwater Management
€¢ Porous paving
€¢ Permeable concrete blocks
€¢ Rain gardens
€¢ Bio-retention
€¢ Green roofs

Outline of a Stormwater Management Design 
Open Forum, Questions and Answers

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:50      Workshop
Example of Pre and Post-Development Annual Pollutant Load Computation

Use of Most Frequently Used BMPs Design Fact Sheets

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

4:00      Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment 


Ivan Lorant
Ivan Lorant P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer, and is the President of Lorant Consulting Ltd. Mr. Lorant has more than 40 years of experience in water resources engineering and has worked mostly in the consulting field in Canada and abroad. He presented numerous technical papers at conferences and workshops on stormwater management. As Project Manager he managed over 200 projects and assisted Provincial, Municipal governments and Conservation Authorities in the preparation of flooding, erosion, and water quality control policies and guidelines.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.4 CEUs / 14 PDHs

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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