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An Introduction to the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)

Citation:

Simon, M. An Introduction to the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM). Surface Water Quality Modeling, Cincinnati, OH, February 20, 2018.

Impact/Purpose:

EPA presentation for Surface Water Quality Training for Regional Personnel and other - webinar.

Description:

This webinar, titled “EPA’s Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)”, is scheduled for Tuesday February 20th at 12pm Eastern. This webinar will introduce the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM). SWMM is used throughout the world for planning, analysis, and design related to stormwater runoff, combined and sanitary sewers, and other drainage systems in urban areas. There are many applications for drainage systems in non-urban areas as well. SWMM is a dynamic hydrology-hydraulic water quality simulation model. It is used for single event or long-term (continuous) simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas. The runoff component operates on a collection of sub-catchment areas that receive precipitation and generate runoff and pollutant loads. The routing portion transports this runoff through a system of pipes, channels, storage/treatment devices, pumps, and regulators. SWMM tracks the quantity and quality of runoff made within each sub-catchment. It tracks the flow rate, flow depth, and quality of water in each pipe and channel during a simulation period made up of multiple time steps. SWMM 5 has been extended to model the hydrologic performance of specific types of low impact development (LID) controls.

URLs/Downloads:

SWMM20180220.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 19302.282 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 02/20/2018
Record Last Revised: 07/05/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 341571

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SYSTEMS DIVISION