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Engineering Professional Development

Using WinSLAMM Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals

epd.wisc.edu/RA00983 See upcoming dates

Course Overview

This hands-on, computer-based course will demonstrate how the latest WinSLAMM software incorporates long-term local rain data along with soils, land use, source area, and other local watershed factors to quantify pollutant sources in complex urban watersheds.

Learn how to use WinSLAMM to:

  • calculate pollutant loads and runoff volumes, the cost of stormwater control practices, and runoff volume impacts from porous pavement
  • analyze outlet options for wet detention ponds, street dirt washoff and catch basin cleaning, and whether biofilters meet regulatory requirements
  • estimate the effectiveness of filter strips, rain barrels and cisterns, hydrodynamic treatment devices, stormwater media filters, and grass swale drainage systems.

Who Should Attend?

  • Design engineers
  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Regulators 
  • Reviewers 
  • Regional planning staff
  • City or county staff with stormwater management responsibilities

Course Outline

  • The Integration of Flow with Water Quality Management Practices/Small Storm Hydrology
  • Porous Pavement Control Practice
  • Street Sweeping Control Practice
  • Land Development Practices, Major Workshop
  • Grass Swale Control Practice
  • Wet Detention Pond Design and WinSLAMM
  • Detention Ponds, Major Workshop
  • Biofilter and Bioretention Control Practices
  • Modeling Manufactured Stormwater Controls
  • Catchbasins and Hydrodynamic Separator Control Practices
  • Cedar Hills, Example
  • Comprehensive System Design, Major Workshop

WinSLAMM–Getting ready to Use the Model

  • Modeling terminology
  • WinSLAMM theory and practice
  • Program setup and folder structure
  • WinSLAMM model features and navigation
  • How to set up a WinSLAMM model file
  • Land use file applications

Using WinSLAMM for Infiltration Practices

  • Grass swales
  • Biofiltration/Infiltration
  • Porous pavement
  • Input data requirements
  • Flow, volume, and pollution tracking
  • Variables
  • Output options

Using WinSLAMM for Settling Practices

  • Wet detention ponds
  • Catch basins

Manufactured Stormwater Control Practices WinSLAMM Applications

  • Volume reduction
  • Green infrastructure/LID
  • TMDLs Classroom Exercise

Other Model Features

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Take this course when it’s offered next!