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This workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of water distribution systems design. You will be expected to complete a water distribution system design under instructor guidance by using first principle methods and/or design aids.

Course Outline
This workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of water distribution systems design. You will be expected to complete a water distribution system design under instructor guidance by using first principle methods and/or design aids. A workshop on water distribution system software will be conducted under instructor’s guidance.

Objectives To develop skills to design new water distribution systems as well as to design additions or replacements for existing systems. Also to enable attendees to analyze existing systems or to do back calculations to figure out any existing problems.

Who Should Attend Municipal engineers, engineering and public works directors, city engineers, superintendents of operations, water distribution system managers, infrastructure managers, safety inspectors and procurement officers from municipalities, consulting engineers, technicians and technologists, and contractors and other individuals who need a basic understanding of water distribution system design and are currently employed in the water distribution management field.

Special Features You receive training on the water distribution system software called EPANET.   

Materials Required 1. Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions.
2. Laptop for software training.
3. We suggest that you download the EPANET software and the PDF manual prior to Day III of the course. The link is http://www.epa.gov/NRMRL/wswrd/dw/epanet.html.??

Program Outline Faculty: Andrew Colombo, Ph.D., Civil Engineering Department,  
               University of Toronto

Day I Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Revision of Hydraulics Engineering
• Pressure
• Hydrostatic pressure
• Pressure head
• Measurement of pressure
• Flow
• Continuity of flow
• Conservation of energy
• Flow in pipes under pressure
• Hazen-Williams equation
• Hazen-Williams nomograph
• Flow measurement
• Gravity flow in pipes
• Manning’s formula
• Partial flow in pipes
• Open channel flow measurement
• Nonuniform open channel flow
• Specific energy
• Critical flow gradually
• Gradually varied flow
• Rapidly varied flow

Water Distribution Systems
• Design factors
• Required flows and pressures
• Per capita demand and variations in demand
• Fire flows
• Pressures
• Pipeline layout
• Watermains
• Materials
• Installation
• Pump design
• Centrifugal pumps
• Pump characteristics
• Pump head curve
• System characteristics
• System head curve
• Pump operating point
• Parallel operation

Day II Distribution Storage
• Types of distribution reservoirs
• Flow in pipe networks
• Pipes in series
• Pipes in parallel
• Pipe network analysis
• Hydraulics of water wells

Pressure Piping Systems and Water Quality Analysis
• Pressure systems
• Energy loss
• Energy gains - pumps
• Control valves
• Pipe network
• Network analysis
• Water quality analysis

Day III Workshop with EPANET Software
• Overview of EPANET software
• Example under instructor guidance

Complete Water Main System Design - Workshop
• Single and multiple input source systems
• Optimal zone size
• General principles of network synthesis
• Software applications
• Cost considerations

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

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

After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
  • Design new water distribution systems with the understanding of the fundamentals
  • Analyze existing systems, pinpoint the problems and take corrective action
  • Use the design software EPANET and be familiar with its features.

Daily Schedule:
8:00     Registration and coffee
8:30     Session begins (Day I only)
4:30     Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEUs / 18 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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