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This forum is designed to provide you with all of the tools necessary to manage CSOs, including advice on planning, data collection, predictive sewer modeling, proven & emerging technologies, design procedures, operations & maintenance considerations...

Course Outline
After participating in the course, you will be able to:
Analyze CSO loads and impacts to better understand how your combined sewer system operates, and decide how best to control your CSOs
Benefit from the experiences of other communities with problems similar to your own
Increase familiarity with sewer hydraulic models to choose the best model for your system
Apply the practical knowledge of current state of the art CSO technologies to help design CSO control measures and prepare design contracts
Predict the impact of current and contemplated guidelines and objectives for CSO control on your organization
Make informed decisions on management and control of your CSOs

Description Recent changes in the objectives and guidelines for combined sewer overflow (CSO) control makes it necessary for individuals responsible for managing and reducing CSOs to learn more about the state-of-the-art in CSO control, including current approaches and technologies, and future trends. This two-day forum is designed to provide you with all of the tools necessary to manage CSOs, including advice on planning, data collection, predictive sewer modeling, proven and emerging technologies, design procedures, operations and maintenance considerations, and contemplated changes to guidelines and objectives. Participating in this forum will improve the quality of your decisions relating to CSO control and bring long term benefits to your organization.

Objective To familiarize you with proven and practical methods of CSO control, and the latest technological trends to meet new CSO guideline objectives.

Who Should Attend Municipal engineers, project managers/engineers/technicians for waste water collection and management, water resource engineers, consulting engineers, designers, regulators, environmental services engineers, conservation authority engineers, and other technical persons with responsibility for managing, operating and maintaining combined sewer systems in regional municipalities.

Mark Stirrup, Hatch Mott MacDonald

Program Outline
Day I

8:00       Registration and Coffee

8:30       Introduction and Welcome

8:40       The Combined Sewer Overflow Problem - An Overview
            • Environmental and public health effects of CSOs
            • Quantity and quality of CSOs – frequency, volume and pollutants
            • Locations of CSOs in Ontario and Canada
            • Ongoing CSO control programs
            • CSO control costs

9:20      CSO Regulatory Framework
           • An update on guidelines, objectives, policies for CSO control
             - MOE Procedure F-5-5 and F-5-1
             - US EPA CSO Control Policy

10:00     CSO Control and Pollution Control Planning
            • Different approaches to planning and control of CSOs
            • Typical components of a combined sewer system
            • Typical components of a CSO control plan

10:40     Refreshments and Networking

11:00      Characterization of CSOs
             • What data should you collect?
                - Hydrology and hydraulics
                - Environmental impact data
                - CSO quanity and quality data
             • Practical difficulties in collecting meaningful data

12:00     Lunch

1:00       Hydraulic Modelling of CSOs – Part 1
            • Why use computer models?
            • How to select the best model(s) for your application
            • Common CSO models – A brief overview of SWMM,
            • STORM, MOUSE, HydroWorks, InfoSewer/InfoSWMM, etc.         

2:00        Hydraulic Modelling of CSOs – Part 2
              • Overview of CSS/CSO modelling process
                 - Hydrologic and hydraulic processes
                 - Data collection
                 - Model construction, calibration and validation
                 - Discrete event and continuous modelling

3:00        Refreshments and Networking

3:20       Case Study I - Demonstrating the Use of SWMM
             • Key features and capabilities and data requirements
             • Navigating the user interface
             • Building the hydrologic and hydraulic models
             • Calibrating and validating the models
             • Running the models
             • Displaying and interpreting the model results

4:00       Case Study II - Demonstrating the Use of MOUSE
            • Key features and capabilities and data requirements
            • Navigating the user interface
            • Building the hydrologic and hydraulic models
            • Calibrating and validating the models
            • Running the models
            • Displaying and interpreting the model results

4:40       Questions and Answers                  

5:00       Adjournment

Day II

8:30       CSO Control Technologies - Part 1 - Introduction
             • Introduction to different CSO control approaches and technologies
             • Minimum CSO Controls

8:50       CSO Control Technologies - Part 2 – Sewer System Controls
             • Improved operation and maintenance
             • Source control and flow reduction
             • Passive and dynamic flow regulators – orifices, weirs, gates, etc.
             • In-system control, including real time control (RTC)

9:40     CSO Control Technologies - Part 3 - Storage
           • In-line and off-line storage
           • Tanks and tunnels
           • Operations and maintenance considerations

10:40     Refreshments and Networking

11:00     CSO Control Technologies - Part 4 - Treatment
             • Coarse and fine screens
             • Swirl-vortex devices
             • Disinfection
             • Retention-treatment basins
             • High-rate physical-chemical treatment
             • Satellite and main treatment plant options
             • Operations and maintenance considerations

12:00     Lunch

1:00       Case Study 1 – Planning/Design of a CSO Storage Tank

1:50       Case Study 2 – Planning/Design of a RTC System

2:40       Refreshments and Networking

3:00       Course Summary and Recap
              What we have learned, and how it will help

4:00       Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Mark Stirrup is a Senior Project Manager and Associate with Hatch Mott MacDonald in Burlington, Ontario, and has over 23 years of experience in municipal wastewater engineering, mainly in CSO control and sewer system hydraulic modeling, gained through a variety of government and consulting settings, including the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, City of Hamilton, and different consulting engineering firms. Mark is responsible for the management of CSO projects, including the preparation of CSO control plans; Class EAs; and design of remedial measures to control CSOs. Prior to entering private practice in 2000, Mark was Manager of Water Quality for the City of Hamilton, where he was responsible for management of its water and wastewater facilities, CSO control planning and implementation, and development of a real time control system for reducing CSOs.
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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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