Modeling Urban Stormwater

Events on 11 Mar , 2015


Modeling Urban Stormwater
Best Management Practices
For Effective Design
Offered at three locations across the state!
March 11, 2015Northern Virginia
March 12, 2015Newport News
March 13, 2015Richmond
Registration Deadline: March 6
 
Attendee’s will receive 0.7 CEU’s for professional development! 

The objective of this course is to provide professionals in the stormwater management field with a detailed understanding of hydrologic/hydraulic modeling tools available to support design of practices intended to control and mitigate the negative effects of urban runoff. Workshop attendees will develop an understanding of the following subjects:
  • Background of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) and the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, and the set of Virginia-approved post-construction best management practices (BMPs) for treatment of urban runoff to applicable standards.
  • The Runoff Reduction Method spreadsheet, unified stormwater sizing criteria, water quality (WQ), channel protection (CP), and flood protection (FP) volumes, per Chapter 10 of the Draft Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook (VSMH), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
  • The responsibilities of the design professional in hydraulic/hydrologic design of BMPs, the goal of design, and the use and limitations of design storms, and continuous simulation per Chapter 11 of the VSMH.
  • The advantages/disadvantages and role of selected hydrologic/hydraulic simulation software listed in Chapter 11-D of the VSMH, including methods such as NRCS TR-20.
  • Use of EPA SWMM to simulate and assist in design and evaluation of BMPs, particularly Low Impact Development (LID) BMPs.
For questions about the seminar, please contact Dr. David Sample atdsample@vt.edu