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Basic HEC-RAS Modeling Workshop
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HEC-RAS Workshop, July 30 - August 1, Las Vegas, Nevada Registration deadline: July 23

7/30/2019 to 8/1/2019
When: July 30-Aug 1, 2019
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily
Where: Clark County Regional Flood Control District
600 South Grand Central Pkwy, Rm 108
Las Vegas, Nevada  89106
United States
Contact: FMA

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This hands-on 3-day modeling bootcamp immerses water resources professionals in HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System) modeling.  Through lectures and plenty of hands-on modeling workshops and interactive class format, participants learn how to use the steady flow modeling capabilities of HEC-RAS to perform open channel hydraulic analysis, analyze bridge/culvert hydraulics, and perform flood plain studies.  Participants leave the bootcamp able to “hit the ground running” in applying HEC-RAS to real world modeling as well as to review of HEC-RAS models.

Cost: $895 FMA Members/$995 Non-Members


Day 1 – Introduction, Basics, and Developing HEC-RAS Models
•    Introduction
•    Overview
•    Hydraulic Modeling Fundamentals
•    Basic HEC-RAS Analysis
•    Model Demonstration
•    Model Input Data
•    Bridges
•    Culverts

Day 2 – Continuation of Day 1, Results, and FEMA Items
•    Multiple Bridge/Culvert Openings
•    Mixed and Supercritical Flow
•    Troubleshooting Models
•    Output Analysis & Reviewing Results
•    FEMA Models
•    Hydraulic Impact Analysis
•    Floodway Determination

Day 3 – Comprehensive Project and Wrap-Up
•    Continuation of Day 2
•    Preview of Advanced Capabilities
•    Comprehensive Modeling Project
•    Final Thoughts


Hands-On Workshops included through to reinforce concepts and provide valuable experience working with and troubleshooting HEC-RAS models. 
Please bring laptop loaded with HEC-RAS v. 5.0.7.
Who should attend? Engineers, planners, and other water resource specialists interested in learning how to use and review HEC-RAS models.

About the Instructor:

Jennifer J. Walker PE, DWRE, ENV SP, CFM, QSD
Principal-In-Charge of Watearth, Inc.

Walker, President of Watearth, Inc. brings nearly 30 years of extensive experience in hydraulics from watershed studies to site-specific projects in steady flow, unsteady flow, and 2D flow throughout California and across the U.S. Walker is an expert at HEC-RAS steady and unsteady flow applications and has trained public agency/private consulting engineers on HEC-RAS for the past 15 years.  Walker has extensive experience in HEC-RAS steady and unsteady flow applications in urban and rural settings for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood insurance studies and submittals, public works, transportation, residential, and commercial projects.  
Walker’s HEC-RAS steady flow project experience includes but is not limited to channel analysis; channel improvements projects; flood plain studies; flood plain fill mitigation; floodway analysis; overflows and diversions; HEC-GeoRAS; flood plain mapping; bridge, culvert, and low-water crossing analyses; and bridge scour analyses.  Walker’s HEC-RAS unsteady flow project experience includes detention routing (side-weir detention facilities, inline detention facilities, regional detention facilities, etc.), watershed studies in HEC-RAS unsteady flow, pump station analysis, and interior drainage system analysis.  Walker has also authored the HEC-RAS/hydraulics portions of several drainage criteria manuals.
Walker is one of the first engineers to receive the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer certification. Walker has a Masters in Civil Engineering, is a Certified Floodplain Manager, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. Walker’s experience includes developing a California statewide Low Impact Development (LID) modeling tool for Phase II communities in collaboration with California State Sacramento’s Office of Water Programs, which is funded by the State Water Resources Control Board. Walker serves as LID technical expert on the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Green Infrastructure Tool and the San Francisco Bay Area Green Plan-It Master Plan in collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Walker is also Principal developer of a model on behalf of the Texas Water Development Board to evaluate water conservation Best Management Practices statewide.

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