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On-Site Training - Water Quality Modeling


Water Quality Modeling (pdf)
Instructor - Scott Lowe, Ph.D., P.E., A.M.ASCE
Anyone who works in the water resources field has to deal with issues of water quality. Gaining insight into the principals and practices of water quality modeling is a good way for the engineer, scientist, regulator or stakeholder to understand the mechanisms that control and influence water quality. New regulations and programs like TMDLs make water quality issues a problem that many people will have to address. Most of the major issues associated with water quality modeling are covered in this course. This includes modeling of common water quality parameters such as dissolved oxygen, temperature, suspended solids, algae, nutrients, coliforms and toxics. The three major types of hydraulic systems are also discussed . rivers and streams; estuaries, harbors and bays; lakes and reservoirs. Existing 1D, 2D and 3D models will be reviewed and case studies will be presented. The linkage of receiving water models to watershed models will be discussed. The impact of point and non-point source loads and TMDL calculations will also be reviewed.

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEUs)