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Workshops

The AQUA TERRA Division of RESPEC regularly conducts workshops around the globe to train individuals and organizations on the use of the Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF), the Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS), and other model tools and techniques. Workshops are customized to meet the technical needs of the attendees.

Recent and Upcoming Workshops:

In 2017, AQUA TERRA Division of RESPEC is organizing a BASINS/HSPF Training Workshop in San Antonio, TX. The workshop will span 4.5 days and focus on model structure, setup, and calibration and validation for hydrology and water quality.

Participants who are Texas Floodplain Management Association Members are eligible for up to 12 Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Draft schedule for the workshop.

The details of workshop date and location are as follows:

Workshop Location and Dates:

July 31 - Aug 4, 2017: This workshop will be conducted at the San Antonio River Authority in San Antonio, TX Office. The registration closes on June 30, 2017.

Instructors:

  1. Mr. Brian Bicknell is a Senior Engineer at RESPEC, and is a lead developer of the HSPF software. Mr. Bicknell has developed HSPF models and provided BASINS/HSPF training for the past 30 years.
  2. Mr. Paul Hummel is a Senior Engineer at RESPEC, and is a lead contributor to the BASINS software development. He has more than 20 year of experience in watershed modeling and software development
  3. Dr. Anurag Mishra is a Senior Environmental Engineer at RESPEC with more than a decade of experience in hydrology and surface water quality modeling, and geographic information systems. Dr. Mishra has provided BASINS/HSPF training for the past 7 years.
  4. Mr. Seth Kenner is a Senior Engineer at RESPEC with about a decade of experience in watershed modeling and software development. He has provided workshops and trainings to multiple clients for the past 5 years.

Registration and Fees:

The attendance cost of the workshop is $2,500. A 20% early bird discount (i.e. the registration fee will be $2,000) is available for registration and payments received by April 30, 2017 (Now extended to May 5, 2017). To register for the workshop, please email Anurag Mishra (Anurag.mishra@respec.com), with a short note about your experience and interest in watershed modeling.

Please make checks payable to “RESPEC Consulting and Services,” and mail them to Attn: Robyn, PO Box 725, Rapid City, SD 57709. If you would like to make a payment by credit card, please call Robyn Beaird at +1 605 394 6517.

Registration costs are non-refundable.

Examples of an HSPF Workshop Syllabus:

Training on the use of the Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) is available for students, engineers, scientists, and planners in water resources and water quality management. Topics addressed in the workshops typically include HSPF background and development, simulation algorithms, data needs, data management capabilities, and a thorough examination of the HSPF application process. This latter topic covers development of a modeling strategy, types and sources of data needed, identification and development of critical model parameters, the model calibration/verification process, evaluation of management alternatives, and interpretation of results.

Example of a BASINS Workshop Syllabus:

Training on the use of the Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) is available for students, engineers, scientists, and planners in water resources and water quality management. Topics addressed in the workshops typically include HSPF background and development, simulation algorithms, data needs, data management capabilities, and a thorough examination of the HSPF application process. This latter topic covers development of a modeling strategy, types and sources of data needed, identification and development of critical model parameters, the model calibration/verification process, evaluation of management alternatives, and interpretation of results.

Modeling Tools, Techniques, and Strategic Planning Workshops

AQUA TERRA can design a workshop around the modeling tools and techniques that are needed by your organization. Click here to fill out a workshop request form and contact Tony Donigian.