Stormwater conference issues call for papers

The International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling, taking place February 19-20, 2009, in Toronto, Ontario, has issued a call for papers...

Oct. 30, 2008 -- The International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling, taking place February 19-20, 2009, in Toronto, Ontario, has issued a call for papers.

Abstracts for papers are solicited on the use of state-of-the-art computer models for resolving real pollution problems and for water supply and distribution; urban drainage system design and analysis; surface water quality modeling; stormwater and pollution management modeling; modeling impacts on aquatic ecosystems and habitats; wetlands, BMPs, TMDLs and LIDs; bio-computing; climate change and system security; field data monitoring and emerging instrumentation; GIS; FM/AM and CAD systems and analysis; and policy legislation permitting and enforcement.

The deadline for abstracts is January 9, 2009.

Requests to display equipment, instrumentation, publications, software and other material should be directed to:
Bill James (
Tel: (519) 767-0197; Fax: 519-489-0695

The Conference is sponsored by the ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council, the AWRA, the US EPA, the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, the CSCE, and Conservation Ontario. It is the 18th annual in the present Toronto location, and the 42nd in the series held annually in the U.S. and Canada. It generates a 500p hard-cover book, extensively refereed, edited and indexed. Attendees from the U.S., Canada and overseas number approximately 150.

In addition to the Conference, a Stormwater Modeling Workshop will also take place at the event. The workshop is sponsored by Computational Hydraulics Int. The USEPA Stormwater Management Model (SWMM5) and PCSWMM.NET - will be taught in a two-day hands-on workshop, offering 1.5 CEUs.

Day 1 -- Introduction to SWMM5/PCSWMM.NET modeling
Introduction to SWMM hydrology/hydraulics and modeling procedures: discretization, uncertainty, sensitivity, calibration, and error analysis; Overview of SWMM applications: examples of new development drainage design, remediation, mitigation work, water in basements (WIBs), rainfall dependant infiltration/inflow (RDII), and watershed scale planning; Surface runoff event modeling: processes, data requirements, results interpretation, hands-on exercises; Event modeling hydraulics incl. natural channel, free-surface, surcharge, and backwater flow effects: theory, limitations, applications; Detailed drainage design hands-on exercises.

Day 2 -- Intermediate and advanced use of SWMM5/PCSWMM.NET
GIS integration, importing/exporting, entity aggregation/disaggregation, discretization and visual analysis; Uncertainty, sensitivity, calibration, and error analysis (USCEA); Precipitation and meteorological data management, radar-rainfall, storm dynamics analysis, probability and statistics, hands-on exercises; Time series analyses; adry weather flow pattern creation; Continuous modeling aspects of runoff, transport and storage treatment: processes, data requirements, model output, hands-on exercises; Detention pond design and multiple best management practice (BMP) analysis. Parallel computing.

Fees are: Conference: C$295+GST/US$295
Workshop: C$945+GST/US$945

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