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Presenter: Chris Naidu, PE

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Seminar Location: Online

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Day One, Thursday, July 23, 2020
11:00AM - 2:30PM CDT (including a 30 minute break)
Introduction, History, and Development of US Army Corps HEC-HMS Software
     Brief history applications of HEC-HMS
     Computational categories

Basic Hydrologic Concepts
     The hydrologic cycle and HEC-HMS user interface
     Input, output

Loss Rates
     Loss computation assumptions and methods
     Accounting for urbanization
     Selecting a loss method and estimating parameters

Unit Hydrographs and Rainfall/Runoff Transformation
     Assumptions of the unit hydrograph
     Derivation and application of the unit hydrograph
     Selecting a unit hydrograph method and estimating parameters

Day Two, Friday, July 24, 2020
11:00AM - 2:45PM CDT (including a 30 minute break)

     Storm distributions
     Hypothetical vs. historical storms
     Sources of precipitation data

Hydrograph Routing
     Purpose, importance, and effects of hydrograph routing
     Routing methods
     Diversions and returns

     Purpose, importance, and effects of reservoir routing
     Types of reservoirs and detention
     Reservoir routing input and output

Calibration and Optimization
     Observed data input
     Parameters to be calibrated/optimized
     Calibration/optimization setup

Using HEC-HMS in Design
     Design example walkthrough

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Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

Floodplain Managers 
     6.0 ASFPM CECs

Landscape Architects
     6.0 HSW CE Hours
     6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

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. HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York engineer continuing education provider.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.0 CECs. ASFPM approval qualifies this program for Texas floodplain managers.

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.


Chris Naidu, PE

Water Resources Civil Engineer, Senior Project Manager at RESPEC

Mr. Naidu has more than eight years of experience in drainage and flood control projects throughout New Mexico. His experience includes preparation of drainage management plans (DMP), hydrologic analysis, hydraulic analysis of flood control structures, sediment transport, and scour analysis for unlined arroyos and bridge structures. Using modeling/analysis software, Mr. Naidu produces high-quality hydrologic and hydraulic models. He has a proven record of preparing easy-to-understand reports and corresponding maps and figures. He has prepared hydrographs and analyzed storm drains, weirs, pump stations, and detention/surge ponds. Additional skills include preparation of plan specifications, bidding and construction plans, cost estimates, and bidding services. He is familiar with Arc Geographic Information System (ArcGIS); Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) Hydrologic Modeling System, HEC Geospatial Hydrologic Modeling Extension (geoHMS0), HEC River Analysis System, US Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model (EPA SWMM), StormCad, and CulvertMaster.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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