REGINA CITY-WIDE STORMWATER MODEL DEVELOPMENT
Location: Regina, SK
Project Type: Stormwater Management
About This Project
The City’s stormwater system is comprised of extensive number of elements including 10,705 manholes, 22,869 catchbasins, 15,700 pipes and 22,260 catchbasin leads, as well as the complex topographicalsurface dataset. Given the sheer volume of data, as well as the complexity of replicating stormwater surface flows on an accurate surface, an industryleading approach was deemed necessary.
The creation and use of this model serves as an essential component as the City progresses its asset management framework. It will act as a powerful decision-making tool that enables the City’s engineering staff and consequently administration to assess the status and capability of the existing infrastructure.
Equipped with new modelling standards, operating procedures and trained staff, the City can look forward to accurately determining upgrade requirements to accommodate new developments in the future, working to fulfill the overarching mandate of the Design Regina plan.
- Municipal Engineering
- Supporting Services
Unchartered Waters in 2D Modelling
Once the new models were developed, ISL held a 2-day training session for 10 City staff from various departments. A training specialist from Innovyze, the creators of InfoWorks, was brought in to teach staff the InfoWorks ICM model
Following the fundamentals training, City staff spent time one-on-one with the ISL staff who created the model. City staff were shown their new, personal stormwater model, and were run through various scenarios to demonstrate how to complete tasks needed in their day-to-day work. This included adding in new infrastructure or merging models together for use by developers. This was a key step in the overall project to ensure the continual successful integration of the new model.