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Presenter: Mary Paist-Goldman

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Ronkonkoma, NY

Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport
5000 Express Drive South
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: 631-612-5000

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Applications for Open Channel Hydraulic Analysis

   Flood risk assessment
   Floodplain management
   Roadways, bridge and culvert design
   New channel or channel modification projects
   Dam analysis

Hydraulic Principles

   Conservation of energy and momentum
   Energy losses and Manning’s equation
   Backwater effects
   Need for computer models

History and Development of US Army Corps HEC-RAS Software

Working with the HEC-RAS User Interface

   File management Data entry and editing

Building Your Steady Flow Model

   Data required Locating cross sections
   Setting boundary conditions
   Calculating water profiles in HEC-RAS

How Do I Add Special Elements?

   Bridge modeling Culvert modeling
   Dam modeling Lateral and diversion structures

Steady Flow Simulation 1

   Demonstration for standard stream flow
   Project file setup
   Setting geometry and boundary conditions
   Modeling tips

Model Output and Troubleshooting

   Profiles Tables
   Cross-sections Errors, warnings and notes

Steady Flow Simulation 2

   Demonstration for a standard bridge
   Modeling tips

Other Applications in HEC-RAS

   Unsteady flow Sediment transport
   Water quality

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers in New York.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mary Paist-Goldman

Ms. Paist-Goldman has 20 years of experience in water resource engineering with a particular focus in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling. She is an experienced modeler and has worked extensively on design and analysis using HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HydroCAD and XP-SWMM. Applications for her modeling expertise include wetland analysis, stream restoration, bridge repair and replacement, and dam repair, replacement or removal. Ms. Paist-Goldman has extensive expertise with stream stabilization and restoration and with dams including dam breach analyses and dam removal design. She has also prepared inundation mapping, emergency action plans, operation and maintenance manuals and dam inspection reports for low to high-hazard dams. Ms. Paist-Goldman is an expert at navigating regulatory framework for complex design. She has expertise in the fields of stormwater management, regulatory compliance, stream restoration, hydrology and hydraulics, wetland mitigation and wastewater management.

She served as principal engineer and director of engineering services at Princeton Hydro, LLC, based in New Jersey, where she managed a team of more than 25 engineering professionals specializing in natural resources management. Ms. Paist-Goldman’s attention to detail and creative eye lead to out-of-the-box solutions to complex stormwater, stream, wetland and wastewater problems. She has served on committees and she was an active participant in the preparation of stormwater ordinances and stormwater management plans. Throughout her career, Ms. Paist-Goldman has designed dozens of stormwater management projects with a focus on water quality – particularly in regard to TMDL compliance.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.