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Give a thorough consideration in design to technical issues by focusing on related environmental impact. Use new computer techniques to enhance protection of property from flood damage & reduce pollution at lower cost. Participate in public consultation

Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• Give a thorough consideration in design to technical issues by focusing on related environmental impact
• Benefit from your new skills learnt in the course and strengthened by hands-on exercises
• Use new computer techniques to enhance protection of property from flood damage and reduce pollution at lower cost
• Select computer software that is most suitable for your application of urban drainage and stormwater management design
• Participate in public consultation meetings with confidence
• Employ design methodology learned in the course on your next project for urban drainage


Changes in land use affect urban drainage and therefore always present new challenges for those who must deal with them.  Designers must deal with runoff analysis, the design of drainage and storm water management facilities within the government regulations.  Also, they should be able to benefit from the use of the latest computer software for design work.  The course focuses on these topics, develops them and provides examples so that the participants gain comprehensive understanding or those already in this field can update their knowledge.


To augment participants’ knowledge of design processes in urban drainage and stormwater management.
To share experience in selection and use of various computer aided drainage design tools.

Who Should Attend

Municipal engineers, developers, planners, consultants, hydraulic engineers, technicians and technologists, designers and other technical personnel responsible for drainage and stormwater management facilities. This course is particularly suitable for those who want a comprehensive review of the latest computer aided drainage and stormwater management design methods.

You will receive:
The course includes the following seven Haestad Methods Design Softwares on a CD-ROM:
• Flow Master
• Culvert Master
• Storm CAD
• Water GEMS
• Sewer CAD
• Pond Pack
• SewerGEMS

and a copy of the Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering text book by Bentley Institute Press.

Instructor: Ivan Lorant, P.Eng. Lorant Consulting Limited

Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Detailed Review of Stormwater Best Management Practices, Advantages and Disadvantages

• 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, infiltration facilities, separators, etc.)
• Good housekeeping and municipal practices, (land use restriction, litter control, recycling, waste control, street seeping, road salt
   management, public education, etc.)
• Low Impact Developments, emerging technologies, new products
• Innovative landscape designs and use of natural systems for controls
• Review of international stormwater management practices

How to Select BMPs for Different Site Conditions
• Treatment trains
• Selection process, use of selection matrix
• Special cases: retrofits and infill developments

Selection of Site-Specific Stormwater Management Design Criteria
• Post to pre-development flow control
• Major and minor system design criteria
• Water quality and quality control
• Erosion control
• Water balance and temperature control criteria and problems meeting the criteria

Drainage and Stormwater Management Design Softwares – A Review
• Available hydrologic and hydraulic software tools
• Software selection
• Review of the Haestad computer models

Computer Aided Designs

Design of Grassed Swales using FlowMaster
• Review of open channel hydraulics
• Uniform flow, sub and supercritical flows
• Manning’s roughness coefficients
• Erosive forces, critical velocities
• Example of a grassed channel design using FlowMaster

Design of Culverts Using CulvertMaster
• Inlet and outlet controls
• Entrance, friction and outlet losses
• Circular and box culverts
• Fisheries consideration
• Example of a culvert design using CulvertMaster

Day II

Design of Wet Ponds Using PondPack
• Review of dry, wet and extended wet ponds
• Quantity criteria: post to pre-development peak flow control
• Quality control criteria, extended detention
• Erosion control criteria: draw down times
• Layout of ponds
• Pond inlets and outlets
• Inflow hydrographs, stage –storage-discharge
• Routing of inflow hydrograph
• Example of a wetpond design using PondPack

Design of Storm Sewers Using StormCAD
• Preparation of input data
• Selection of runoff coefficients
• Time of concentration
• Selection of IDF values
• Selection of design constraints: velocities, cover
• Selection of loss coefficients
• Example of storm sewer design using StormCAD

Pollutant Load Estimates Using Simple Spreadsheet Method
• Effect of development on water quality
• Event mean concentration of pollutants
• Selection of indicators
• Pre and post development pollutant loads
• Example of pre and post development pollutant load computation

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

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

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

1.2 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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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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