Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hydrolgy and Hydraulics for Engineers

Via the Floodplain Management Association:

Hydrology and Hydraulics for Engineers! July 28-30, 2008

Nevada DOT Training Center, 1301 Hot Springs Road, Carson City, Nevada


The Floodplain Management Association (FMA) is pleased to announce a 3-day course in Hydrology and Hydraulics for Engineers, July 28-30, at the Nevada DOT Training Center in Carson City, Nevada! This course, which offers 12 CECs to Certified Floodplain Managers, is an invaluable opportunity to review the fundamentals of H&H and discuss key concepts, latest tools and application to water resources and public works projects.

REGISTRATION FEE: $695 FMA Members, $795 Non-Members
TO REGISTER: Download the registration form at www.floodplain.org
and e-mail it the requested info to admin@floodplain.org, or by fax to 760-440-0792, or by mailing to FMA, .P.O. Box 712080, Santee, CA 92072-2080.


July 28
· Role of hydraulics & hydrology in highway design · Hydrologic design alternatives· Introduction to statistical methods in hydrology· Flood flow frequency analysis· Exercise/demonstration: Flood flow frequency analysis· Regional frequency analysis (+ watershed properties)· Exercise: Regional frequency analysis· Design storm runoff computation for design flow determination· Rainfall depth-duration-frequency analysis· Exercise: Rainfall design depth determination

July 29
· Flood runoff processes and system components· Runoff computation methods· Rational equation· Exercise: Rational equation application· Hydrographs and hydrograph computation· Exercise: Hydrograph analysis and computation· Exercise: Application of fundamentals of hydraulics· Channel and pond routing· Exercise: Rating and routing

July 30
· More fundamentals of hydraulics· Open channel flow analysis · Exercise: Water surface elevation computation· Culvert analysis concepts· Exercise: Culvert analysis· Sedimentation, erosion, deposition + group exercise· Closed conduit flow concepts· Exercise: Storm drain computation· Hydraulic and hydrologic study design· H&H software overview


David Ford, PhD, PE, D.WRE, is owner and president of David Ford Consulting Engineers, Inc. He is an internationally recognized expert in hydrologic and environmental engineering and water resources planning and management. Dr. Ford has served as a consultant to the Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service, government agencies in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, India, Portugal, Indonesia, Romania, the United Nations, World Bank, USAID, and to engineering firms worldwide. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm, Ford worked for 12 years at the Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center. He currently serves on the National Research Council (NRC) committee on hydrologic science.

Joe DeVries, PhD, PE, PH, D.WRE, has nearly 50 years of experience in hydraulic engineering, irrigation system analysis, and hydrology, including more than 30 years of professional project management experience with the UC Davis Hydraulics Laboratory, the California Department of Water Resources, and with engineering consulting firms. He regularly teaches courses in hydraulic design and computer-based hydrologic modeling in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, through the University of California Extension, and other institutions. Dr. DeVries has prepared dozens of training documents, engineering manuals, and other guidance for local government agencies, state agencies, the Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service, and UN agencies.

Tom Molls, PhD, PE, CFM, specializes in computational hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics. He has successfully managed numerous hydrologic, hydraulic, and water resources engineering projects across the United States. In addition to his consulting engineering experience, Molls has worked as an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and as a part-time faculty member at California State University, Sacramento.

Iovanka Todt, Executive Director
Floodplain Management Association

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