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Presenter: Mary L. Paist-Goldman, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Day One: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Overview of HEC-RAS - Review of Hydraulic Principles

   Conservation of energy and momentum
   Energy losses and Manning’s equation
   Backwater effects

When to Use These Applications

   Steady flow
   Unsteady flow
   1D or 2D

Overview of 1D Unsteady Flow Modeling with HEC-RAS

   File management
   Data entry and editing

Building Your 1D Unsteady Flow Model

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

Day Two: Thursday, September 17, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Overview of 2D Unsteady Flow Model

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

Building Your 2D Unsteady Flow Model

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

Model Output and Troubleshooting

Other Applications in HEC-RAS

   Sediment transport
   Water quality

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     6.5 PDHs/CE Hours

North Carolina Geologists
     6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers licensed in all states.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs for Certified Floodplain Managers.

This course offers 6.5 PDHs/continuing education hours to licensed/registered geologists. Due to a HalfMoon Education clerical error, it is approved for only 6.5 PDHs for North Carolina geologists. HalfMoon Education is appealing for the full 6.5 PDHs. HalfMoon Education has not applied for state geologist continuing education approval in states requiring such.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Mary L. Paist-Goldman, P.E.

Principal and owner of Rippled Waters Engineering, LLC

Ms. Paist-Goldman has more than 20 years of experience in water resource engineering with a particular focus in stream and wetland restoration and mitigation design. She is the principal and owner of Rippled Waters Engineering, LLC, based in New Jersey. Her firm specializes in water resources engineering services for a variety of projects. Prior to starting Rippled Waters in 2018, she served for many years as principal engineer and director of Engineering Services of a Mid-Atlantic regional natural resources firm. She is an experienced modeler and has worked extensively on design and analysis using a variety of hydrologic and hydraulic programs including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and HydroCAD. Applications for her hydraulic modeling expertise include wetland restoration and mitigation; stream restoration; bridge repair and replacement; and dam repair, replacement and removal. Specifically related to riverine systems, Ms. Paist-Goldman has extensive expertise with stream restoration, large woody debris, natural channel design and bioengineering stabilization techniques. Ms. Paist-Goldman has designed restoration projects of all sizes ranging from a few hundred feet to several miles of stream. These projects are planned for use as mitigation banks or serve as mitigation for development onsite. Working closely with restoration ecologists and landscape architects, Ms. Paist-Goldman has designed a variety of stream and wetland habitats including creation, enhancement, restoration, and preservation with a focus on sustainability and regulatory compliance.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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