Stormwater Management Career Prep

Course Overview:

Stormwater I:

Stormwater effects on receiving streams and the aquatic ecosystems in them is very important. Developing performance goals and design criteria for stormwater controls is a necessary step. This course addresses the concept of unit processes and unit operations as they apply to stormwater management.  Learners will become familiar with a simplified framework to facilitate communication between stormwater management professionals, and how to promote the development of a stormwater management strategy, at the site level, that serves as a blueprint for the design process.  The importance of basin volume to effectively treat stormwater, and the five categories of stormwater controls, for example: swales and strips, and filters are explained.

Stormwater II:

Maintenance activity to preserve the intended water quality benefit, and stormwater conveyance capacity of stormwater controls are critical to stormwater management. This course explores Whole life costing (also known as life cycle cost analysis) and teaches participants how to effectively evaluate the performance of stormwater controls.  It addresses the importance of municipal, industrial, and watershed agencies to screen and select site-specific and feasible stormwater controls, that will achieve technical, and regulatory requirements in a cost-effective manner. This course examines recent challenges and specific considerations pertinent to the selection and application of analytical tools.

Stormwater Management: Hydraulics And Hydrology I:

The main focus of this course is engineering hydraulics and hydrology of yesterday and today.  The course takes a close look at the various aspects of modern stormwater management and reviews general principles of engineering design. It describes the differences among solid, liquid, and gas, properties of water, such as: cohesion, adhesion, and capillarity, and provides a method of calculating the specific weight and gravity of various liquids, and the viscosity of a fluid.

In this course participants will quantify the pressure exerted by water on an imaginary submerged surface or on container walls, and describe mathematically the flow of water from a higher location to a lower location.  The methods of measuring the flow of water is discussed, and computations are provided for the following:

  • The flow through an orifice, over a weir, under a gate
  • The slope of a channel, and identify normal depth in a channel
  • Normal depth in a channel or pipe, and normal depth in a stream including overbanks, a water surface profile at an entrance to a channel
  • A basic hydraulic jump

Stormwater Management: Hydraulics And Hydrology II:

In the past stormwater was annoying. Today, it is viewed as a beneficial resource with the ability to return to its natural path-ways through distributed controls. This course highlights the Manning’s Equation, Channel, Pipe, and Stream flow. It describes varied flow in channels, culvert hydraulics, fundamental hydrology, and provide necessary calculations for runoff.  Participants will explore designs for storm sewer, culvert, and detention, and explain stormwater detention.

Offered in partnership with ProTrain.