Learn: in:
» back to Search Results

Course rating of 0 Vendor rating of 5

How to achieve water quality standards by effective stormwater management particularly by controlling pollutants in the discharge from urban areas is the focus of this practical course. You confirm the validity of your current practices & gain....

Course Outline
After attending this course, you will be able to:
• select  the most suitable design approach for your project out of the available design approaches and practices that you study in this course
examine design applications in new developments and retrofitting into existing urban areas
apply new innovative emerging techniques for stormwater quality improvement
solve stormwater problems under specialist guidance
adjust to your changing role and responsibility
employ methods of pollution control 
use the best practices gleaned from the experience of national and international experts in municipal infrastructure
develop and implement a successful and affordable stormwater management program that meets the regulations and requirements for water quality

Description Water quality is crucial for public health.  To maintain water quality 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 urban areas is the focus of this practical course.  You confirm the validity of your current practices and gain valuable new insights how to make improvements for enhancing stormwater quality.  Whether you work on new developments or developed urban areas, you benefit from our discussions on the management of stormwater flow to meet water quality standards, source control, infiltration management practices, emerging stormwater techniques and detention ponds and water quality design considerations.

The course is divided into six parts and it provides answers on “how” and “why” on the planning and design of stormwater management including a comprehensive review of new directions.  
    1.    The effect of stormwater on our environment – the big picture
    2.    Water quality standards
    3.    Planning and design of stormwater management facilities
    4.    Implementation of stormwater management facilities
    5.    Case studies
    6.    Workshop

Objective Provide participants insight into the philosophy, planning, design and implementation of
stormwater management facilities.
Who Should Attend Municipal public works personnel, stormwater plan reviewers, consulting engineers, land developers, regulators, municipal and regional planning staff, and others responsible for stormwater and water resource management and those who want to build a successful stormwater management program in the face of our rapidly changing environment.

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

Instructor:  Ivan Lorant, Lorant Consulting Limited

Program Outline
Day I
Registration and Coffee

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

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 Process
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

Water Quality Standards

Stormwater Management Policies and Standards

Role of federal, provincial, municipal and watershed based agencies
Water quality standards
Flood plains
Flow control of post development runoff

Protection of Receiving Watercourses
Flood hazards
Flood plain delineation, choice of flood plain criteria
Aquatic habitat protection
Erosion, meandering
Design of “natural channels”

Planning and Design of Stormwater Management Facilities

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 

Detailed Review of BMPs, 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
Recommended BMP Manuals
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
Short and long-term costs
Open Forum, Questions and Answers


Day II
Implementation of Stormwater Management Facilities

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

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

Legal Implications

Common law, riparian rights
Statute law: Federal and Provincial regulations, municipal by-laws
Potential corporal 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

Innovative Landscape Design in Stormwater Management
Rain gardens
Green roofs
Permeable paving

Case Studies

    1.    Example of pollutant load estimate for pre and post developments
    2.    Outline of a wet pond design
Open Forum, Questions and Answers

    3.    Selection of alternative BMPs
    4.    Use of Design Fact Sheets of most frequently used BMPs

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

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

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
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.
Map & Reviews
EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center
[ View Provider's Profile ]


This course has not yet been rated by one of our members.

If you have taken a course through this vendor please log into your account and leave feedback for this vendor. You will be helping ensure our members get directed to the best training facilities.

Here are some reviews of the training vendor.
The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
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.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

This course currently does not have any dates scheduled. Please call 1-877-313-8881 to enquire about future dates or scheduling a private, in house course for your team.

This page has been viewed 639 times.