October 3rd, 2023: ON Branch Design Storm Training Session (Virtual)

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What: Design Storm Training Session (Virtual)

When: October 3rd, 2023 @ 9 – 4 pm ET

Where: Virtual – Attendees have received a link to the training platform.

About:

The training session will allow the attendee to determine in what situations design storms should be used, what design storm distribution should be used and how to apply the design storms.

The online course covers a range of design topics to allow the attendee to determine in what situations design storms should be used, what design storm distribution should be used, and how to apply the design storms. It will discuss the importance of design storms and some of the misconceptions about the application of design storms. It will cover the types of precipitation, dynamic storms, and how to develop an intensity-duration-frequency curve. The range of design storms covered includes Hurricane Hazel, Timmins, Keifer, and Chu (Chicago); SCS Type II, AES, Alternating Block, and storm ensembles. After taking the course, the participant will be able to determine which design storm to use, which distribution and time step, and the duration of the storm to solve a specific water resources problem.

Speaker(s):

The Design Storm training session will be led by Mr. Chris Doherty. Chris has over 46 years of varied water resources experience in the province of Ontario and across Canada. Chris was the principal author of Working Paper C Rainfall Analyses of the 1985 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Technical Guidelines for Flood Plain Management in Ontario. The Working Paper examined several design storms that considered return period rainfall, PMP rainfall and snowmelt plus rainfall. Mr. Doherty’s studies also included (i) a review of areal reduction factors for the CVC, and (ii) the impact of climate change on PMP values for CNSC.

Cost:

CWRA Member $350
CWRA non-member $450
Student/SYP member $290
Student/SYP non-member $330

Registration:

If you still wish to register for this session, please email us before 8:30am Oct 3rd.