Thursday, 11 August 2011

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When 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - Aug 11, 2011 (Thursday)
Where Agincourt Library Auditorium
155 Bonis Ave, M1T 3W6
Major intersection: Sheppard Ave E./Kennedy
Public transit: subway, bus # 43
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Registration Please visit the link below (copy & paste in your browser if link does not work)

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHNEbXhHSmVOQXMxcW42SHBxMnZSQmc6MQ
First come first served. Priority will be given to Scarborough Chapter members, then other PEO members, guests and friends. Registration closing Aug 10, 2011.

Any questions - Contact:
stormwater@peoscarborough.ca

Cost Sponsored by Scarborough Chapter
Scarborough Chapter members: No charge
PEO members: No charge
Guests and others: No charge
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Stormwater Strategies and Best Management Practices

The water cycle consists of precipitation, infiltration, run-off, water bodies and evapotranspiration. Stormwater can be described as rainwater, snowmelt or other forms of precipitation that have contacted the ground, surface or water bodies. Increase in urbanization with the associated impermeable surfaces results in increased run-off. Traditionally, stormwater management has focused on the management of the run-off. Historically, municipalities have built stormwater facilities to convey the captured run-off away from urban structures to a nearby stream or river.

More recently, end-of pipe treatment facilities such as stormwater ponds have been introduced to provide water quality protection and stream/river protection by detaining the release of water. Over the recent years, the pollution potential has been more recognized for stormwater. The advancement of stormwater management practices, aging of the infrastructure, increasing urbanization and changing weather patterns due to climate change can have an effect on the approach for municipal stormwater management.

Seminar will cover following Topics:

1.Introduction of Stormwater Management (SWM) in Ontario

2.Acts and Regulations; Policies and Guidance related to SWM

3.Overview of current roles and responsibilities for SWM

4.Current SWM strategy and best management practices

5.Innovation and Emerging stormwater management solutions

6.Low impact development stormwater technologies and modeling

7.Future direction toward SWM policy and adaptive approach

Guest Speaker: Shah Alamgir; M.Sc.; PGD (USA); Ph.D (Canada); P.Eng.

shahDr. Alamgir obtained B.Sc. (Honors) in Civil Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. He completed his M.Sc. in Geomatic Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. In 2003, he also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Connecticut, USA. In 2009, He received his Ph.D. in Water Science from National Institute of Scientific Research in Water, Land and Environment (INRS-ETE), University of Quebec, Canada with a specialization in Remote Sensing and Hydrometeorology. He is a licensed engineer with PEO since 2006 and Chair of Government Liaision Program with East Toronto Chapter.

Dr. Alamgir has over 20 years experience in water, wastewater and stormwater related projects in Canada, USA, Thailand and Bangladesh. Currently, he has been working with the Federal Government in Canada as a Senior Engineer and managing water and wastewater projects for the First Nation Communities in Ontario. Prior to this responsibility, he worked for the City of Barrie and Regional Government in Ontario as Infrastructure Planning Engineer and Water Resources Engineer respectively. He was member of the Technical Review Committee for Storm Drainage and SWM Policy and Design Guidelines for the City of Barrie; member of the Development Review Guidelines for Conservation Authority (NVCA); member of SWM Strategies Development for Uncontrolled Area within Lake Simcoe Watershed; and member of the Stormwater Management Working Group with the Ontario Ministry of Environment. He presented and published a couple of scientific papers in international proceedings. His research interest is in GIS and Remote Sensing; Hydrometeorology; Water Resources Management; Hydrologic & Hydraulic Modeling; Stormwater Management; and Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Planning & Design.