Educational Opportunities 

Join the Upcoming Webinar Series
Hosted by the American Institute of Hydrology
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 1pm ET
TOPIC: 
An Introduction to Sediment Transport Modeling Using HEC-RAS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment are natural processes that provide both problems and opportunities.  Prediction of sediment processes is often important in watershed, flood management, restoration, and environmental studies. Numerical modeling of sediment erosion, transport, and deposition is a technique that is used to estimate the response of rivers and reservoirs under various scenarios (e.g., pre- versus post-project). This webinar will provide an introduction to sediment transport modeling as implemented in the widely-used software from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, HEC-RAS (River Analysis System).

PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • Why might you want to model sediment transport?
  • Sediment in HEC-RAS
  • Model Capabilities and Limitations
  • How to set up a sediment transport simulation in HEC-RAS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn about typical applications of sediment transport models
  • Know the basic steps that HEC-RAS uses to compute sediment transport
  • Learn about capabilities and limitations of HEC-RAS for sediment transport
  • Know what input data is required to execute a sediment analysis in HEC-RAS
  • Be able to set up and execute a simple sediment transport model in HEC-RAS

PRESENTER: Martin J. Teal, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, Senior Vice President | WEST Consultants, Inc.  

Martin J. Teal, has over 30 years of experience in water resources engineering and leads the San Diego office of WEST Consultants, Inc.  He is a registered civil engineer in multiple states, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Throughout his career, Martin has focused on sedimentation and erosion processes in reservoir, riverine, and estuarine environments.  He is a past chair of the Sedimentation Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Society on Dams, an active member and past Chair of the Hydraulics Committee, and Chair of the Sedimentation subcommittee.  He currently serves as Chair of the International Committee on Large Dams Technical Committee on Sedimentation of Reservoirs.

SESSION DETAILS: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 1:00pm ET (60 minutes). Plan to login 10 – 15 minutes prior to the start time of the webinar.

REGISTRATION RATES:
To register today, VISIT HERE. Registration for current AIH members is FREE. Registration rates are available here.

MEMBER: FREE
NON-AIH MEMBER: $34.99

REGISTER NOW

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS AVAILABLE:
AIH is pleased to offer One (1) Professional Development Hours (PDH) for each webinar. This is a great way to gain hours needed for your recertification with AIH!  Verification of participation and granted PDHs will be issued after each webinar. Participants are responsible for self-tracking and self-reporting.

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Previously Hosted AIH Webinars:
Surface Water Hydrology: Parts I and Part II (available as download)

At a loss when hydrologic engineers and hydrologists start throwing out certain industry terms, such as flood return interval, antecedent moisture condition, initial abstraction, etc.? As a professional working with these technical individuals and their reports, it is crucial that you fully understand where they are coming from.  Join Dr. David T. Williams for this live, educational, webinar exploring the concepts, terms, and analyses behind hydrology and the basis of hydrologic studies.

Surface Water Hydrology 101, Part I - Available as Download
We will discuss the hydrologic cycle, common terms, frequency analysis (how do you come up with the 100-year storm?), sources and use of precipitation data, and developing hypothetical (synthetic) storms for use in designing flood control projects.

Surface Water Hydrology 101, Part II - Available as Download
Moving beyond the basics, we will delve into advanced topics and how the information gleaned therein is essential in order for hydraulic engineers to develop their designs. Such topics include hydrologic losses, determining runoff, developing a hydrograph, and routing the channel downstream.

Learning Objectives:
Part I:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the hydrologic cycle.
  • Understand the meaning of hydrologic terms and how they are used in hydrology.
  • Identify how rainfall information is used to develop a flood hydrograph.
  • Discover how hydrologists determine the hypothetical frequency (such as the 100-year storm) of rainfall events.

Part II:

  • Examine how rainfall information is transformed into a runoff.
  • Explore the procedures used to develop a hydrograph: its shape, volume, and peak discharge.
  • Discern how hydrographs are developed for areas that do not have rainfall information.
  • Comprehend the procedures used to determine how the hydrograph changes as the hydrologist tracks the flood downstream.

Presenter: Dr. David T. Williams

Dr. David T. Williams, a registered Professional Civil Engineer in eight states, with a variety of experience including: National Technical Director for Water Resources for PBS&J (now Atkins), co-founder and President of WEST Consultants (a nationally recognized water resources engineering firm), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and adjunct professor at San Diego State University.

Session Details: PART II - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 1:00pm ET (90 minutes). Plan to login 10 – 15 minutes prior to the start time of the webinar.

Registration Rates:

To register today, VISIT HERE. Registration for current AIH members is FREE. Registration rates are available here.

 

 

Member Rate

Non-AIH
Member

Part I Only

FREE

$34.99

Part II Only

FREE

$34.99

Part I and II

FREE

$64.99

 

Professional Development Hours Available:
AIH is pleased to offer 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for each webinar. This is a great way to gain hours needed for your recertification with AIH!  Verification of participation and granted PDHs will be issued after each webinar. Participants are responsible for self-tracking and self-reporting.

 

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    Suggested Exam References 

Anderson and Woessner, Applied Groundwater Modeling

Black, Watershed Hydrology

Chow, Maidment, and Mays, Applied Hydrology

Dominico and Schwartz, Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology

Driscoll, Ground Water and Wells

Dunne and Leopold, Water in Environmental Planning

Fetter, Applied Hydrogeology

Fetter, Contaminant Hydrogeology

Freeze and Cherry, Groundwater

Gifford, Renard, and Hadley, Rangeland Hydrology

Haan, Barfield, and Hayes, Design Hydrology and Sedimentology for Small Catchments

Hjelmfelt and Cassidy, Hydrology for Engineers and Planners

Linsley, Kohler, and Paulhus, Hydrology for Engineers

Shaw, Hydrology in Practice

Todd, Ground Water Hydrology

Viessman and Lewis, Introduction to Hydrology

Wetzel, Limnology


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