Workshop 1: Surface Water Quality Modeling with CE-QUAL-W2
Sunday, November 6 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM PT
$49/person | Registration Limit = 20 Attendees
Only water and coffee will be available in the room; breakfast and lunch are available on your own.
Meet the Presenters:
Zhonglong Zhang, PhD, PE, PH
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Portland State University
Todd Steissberg, PhD, PE
Research Environmental Engineer
U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC)
To provide attendees with the knowledge to effectively utilize the latest CE-QUAL-W2 model to perform two-dimensional water quality modeling and analysis in support of reservoir and riverine water quality, environmental impact assessment, and ecosystem restoration projects. The workshop is designed for practicing engineers and scientists in consulting engineering, city, state and federal agencies, research organizations, and academic institutions.
8:30 AM - Welcome and introductions
8:45 AM - Overview of CE-QUAL-W2
9:30 AM - Break
9:40 AM - Water quality data requirements, model development, calibration, demo
10:40 AM - Break
10:50 AM - Model utility intro and Hands-on exercises, etc.
12:30 PM - Adjourn
CE-QUAL-W2 is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' water quality and hydrodynamic model in 2D (longitudinal-vertical) for rivers, estuaries, lakes, reservoirs and river basin systems. CE-QUAL-W2 models basic eutrophication processes such as temperature-nutrient-algae-dissolved oxygen-organic matter and sediment relationships. The current model release is Version 4.5. CE-QUAL-W2 can be freely accessed and downloaded from the Portland State University website: http://www.ce.pdx.edu/w2/ or from its GitHub website: https://github.com/EnvironmentalSystems/CE-QUAL-W2.
Topics to be covered include an overview of CE-QUAL-W2 model; hydrodynamics and transport modeling; water quality capabilities in CE-QUAL-W2; water quality model data requirements and inputs; setting up a water quality model for simulating water temperature, general constituents, and nutrients; water quality model calibration and sensitivity analysis.
Having completed this course, attendees will gain a working knowledge of the CE-QUAL-W2 water quality model. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, attendees will learn to use CE-QUAL-W2 to set up, calibrate, and validate a river water quality model and perform an analysis of water temperature, general constituents, and eutrophication.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own notebook computer. In addition participants should have administrator privileges on their computer in order to install the software. HOWEVER, participants are welcome to attend the workshop without a computer with the understanding that one will not be provided.