Stormwater and Detention Pond Systems Design Workshop (1.2CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
12:00pm - Session begins
3:00pm - Adjournment
This course is divided into four sessions. Each session will be 3 hours in duration. The sessions will be held on August 9, 10, 12 & 13. 
If you are unable to attend any of the sessions a recording will be made available.

This two day workshop provides a detailed introduction to urban drainage design. Design guidance for solving basic problems encountered in urban drainage design is provided. The topics are hydrology including rational equation, and synthetic hydrographs; storm drain systems, energy and hydraulic grade lines, detention ponds, and stormwater management.
By participating in this workshop, you will focus on the practical application of sound planning, design, construction and maintenance practices for drainage systems. The designed components include storm water facilities design, open channels and culverts. An understanding of the hydrological and hydraulic principles that underlie practical design will also be developed. Hands on working examples will be presented to demonstrate in very practical terms the pros and cons of alternative strategies, the pitfalls that can be avoided, and the design features that characterize successful installations. The uniqueness of this workshop is its emphasis on hands on exercises for designing the various components of drainage systems. You leave with the confidence that not only you understand the concepts but also you can apply the knowledge to your projects.

To provide participants with a working knowledge of current methods for designing effective urban drainage systems that minimize their construction and maintenance cost, with an overview of installation and maintenance practices and procedures.

Target Audience
This workshop will benefit anyone involved with municipal drainage systems design and review, the construction, design or design review of storm water drainage systems, street, highway and storm water detention systems. Including municipal, geotechnical, structural, road, drainage, mining and forestry engineers, developers, planners, consultants, supervisors, and other technical personnel responsible for drainage facilities, open channels and culverts.
Special Features
You will receive comprehensive course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve for future use.
  • With the “hands-on-how-to” exercises, you will gain valuable skills which you will be able to put to use immediately.
  • You will receive the textbook Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering, 7th Edition which includes state of the art softwares: WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, SewerCAD, PondPack, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, as well as in class training on three software packages: CulvertMaster, FlowMaster and StormCAD with design examples
Materials Required
Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions and a laptop computer to use the software in class
After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To
  • Understand the basics of storm water sewer system design and application
  • Back an analysis of existing systems for any possible problems
  • Learn how to use the commercial package CulvertMaster, FlowMaster and Storm CAD
  • Discover the numerous issues to consider when planning highway drainage systems at a given site
  • Learn to design highway drainage systems to meet given planning objectives
  • Determine runoff (peak flows and volumes) from urban watersheds
  • Apply basic hydraulic principles to urban drainage design
  • Perform roadway drainage designs using various roadway inlets
  • Size and/or analyze storm drain conveyance systems
  • Establish the energy and hydraulic grade lines for storm drains
  • Gain a solid understanding of drainage design, along with an increased confidence in the results of your design calculations

Dr. Gamal Abdel Aziz

Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Abdelaziz has served as a senior geotechnical engineer at DST Consulting engineers, Sarafinchin Consulting engineers, Trow Consulting and EBA engineering. Currently he is the managing director of SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 

Dr. Abdelaziz has over 32 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.

Dr. Gamal has designed and delivered over one hundred geotechnical engineering workshops which are very well received by practitioners engineers in Canada and globally.

Currently he is a senior geotechnical engineer with SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta. His duties include revision of geotechnical design, including slope stability, foundation and machine foundation design, soil investigation, design of cuts and earthfills, evaluation of stability of existing slopes, slope reinforcement using geotextiles, geogrids, soil nails, base reinforcement to support earthfills on soft subgrade soils, Erosion protection using geocells matting, rip rap, stabilization of unstable slopes, evaluation of soil bearing capacity to support footing foundations, Settlement studies, deep foundations including driven piles, auger injected (CFA) piles, additional support to existing foundations by underpinning utilizing concrete panels, grouting, micropiles, evaluation of earth pressures on retaining walls, security of excavation base, tieback support, etc.

Dr. Abdelaziz is a former adjunct professor at University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, visiting professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and part time professor at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Abdelaziz is specialized in numerical modeling for solving sophisticated geotechnical engineering problems with respect to pile foundation and the linear and nonlinear analysis of soil-structure interaction. He designed charts to predict pressures acting on tunnels, and developed an analytical model for pile bearing capacity prediction.

Dr. Abdelaziz authored a number of technical papers and delivered numerous internal and external workshops on various geotechnical and Municipal engineering topics. Dr. Abdelaziz has been involved in a number of projects in Canada and overseas, such as tunneling, silos, buildings, retaining structures, siphons, irrigation networks and many other civil engineering projects in terms of design and construction.

Introduction and Overview
  • Soil properties
  • Pipe hydraulics
  • Water systems
 Hydraulics Review
  • Pressure Stormwater Systems Design Workshop
  • Flow in closed conduits
  • Open channel flow
Hydrology Review
  • The Hydrologic Cycle
  • Rainfall –Runoff Relationship
  • Design Storms
  • The Rational Method
  • Hydrographs
  • Other Surface Runoff Models 

·         Stormwater Drainage System

·         Estimating Storm Runoff

·         Rational method

·         Runoff coefficients

·         Rain fall intensity

·         Time of concentration

·         SCS Method

·         Effects of land developments

·         Layout and design

·         Best management practices

·         Storm Water Quality Control

·         Sedimentation basins

·         Swales

·         Bioretention systems

·         CTWS

·         Wet ponds

·         Case study

·         Floodplains

·         Control of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)

·           Pump Stations

·         General pump station design

·         Self-priming pump station

·         Submersible pump station

·         Pumps and motors

·         Valve box

·         Wet well design criteria

·         Electrical work

·         Control panel

·         Pump station site

·         Pump station spare parts and completion 


Storm Sewer Design
  • Planning
  • Effects of Urbanization
  • Storm Sewer Layout and Design
  • Best Management Practices
    • Source Controls
    • Lot-Level Controls
    • Conveyance System Controls Storm Sewer Design
    • End-of-Pipe Controls
  • Combined Sewer Overflow Controls

Workshop I - Stormwater Drainage System Design and Analysis

  • Participants will work on a design exercise under instructor guidance:
    • Storm CAD introduction
    • Storm CAD software hands-on training
    • Storm sewer design
    • Alternative scenario analysis
Detention and Retention Facilities 
  • Sedimentation basins
  • Bioretention systems
  • Wet ponds
  • Floodplains
  • CTWS    
Storm Drains - Culvert Design
  • Culvert hydraulics
  • Outlet control hydraulics
  • Entrance minor losses
  • Gradually varied flow analysis
  • Inlet control hydraulics
  • CulvertMaster software demo
Storm Drains - Channel Design
  • Distinction between ditch and channel design
  • Hydraulic considerations
  • Flow resistance design
  • Stream platforms and the fluvial system
  • Stable channel design
  • Tractive forces and permissible velocities
Temporary Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Temporary/Permanent Seeding
  • Temporary Slope Drain
  • Sediment Basins
  • Brush Barrier
  • Silt Fence
  • Mulching
  • Rip Rap dimensioning 

Detention Pond Design

Stormwater detention

Overview of Stormwater Detention

Conceptual Drawing of a Detention Pond

Basic Design Considerations

Pre-Development versus Post-Development Criteria and Recurrence Frequency

Emergency overflow structure

Types and Configurations of Stormwater Detention Facilities

Wet Pond

Dry Pond

Detention Pond Modeling Concepts

Inflow hydrograph

Peak discharge rate

Outflow hydrograph

Components of Detention Facilities

Dam Embankments


Pond Bottoms and Side Slopes

Outlet Structures

Overflow Spillways

Routing Data: Storage and Hydraulic Relationships

Stage versus Storage Volume

Average-End-Area Method

Pipe or Culvert Outlets

Overflow Spillways

Composite Stage versus Discharge Relationships

Structures in Parallel

Storage Indication Method

Stormwater Detention Analysis Procedure

In class numerical design example, please bring your lap top with excel installed on it

PONDPACK software demo

The Basics of Pond Construction

Site Selection & Construction Techniques

Pond Types & Site Topography

Excavated Ponds

Embankment Ponds 

After Attending This Workshop You Will Be Able To

  • Understand the basics of  storm water sewer system design and application
  • Design a new Storm sewer system
  • Back an analysis of existing systems for any possible problems
  • Learn how to use the commercial package  Storm CAD and Pond Pack
  • Discover the numerous issues to consider when planning stormwater drainage systems at a given site
  • Learn to design storm water drainage and pond systems to meet given planning objectives

TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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