An introduction to Visual OTTHYMO (VO)

This is an introduction to Visual OTTHYMO (VO) – the hydrologic modelling software for watershed analysis, site plan and stormwater management pond design.

Course description

Visual OTTHYMO (VO) is the hydrologic modelling software for watershed analysis, site plan and stormwater management pond design. This course takes you through introductory VO concepts, workflow, GIS, Resource Library to more advanced topics on parameterization, outputs, pond sizing, LID and water quality. Hand-on exercises on various topics will be provided. Participants will be able to apply VO model in their daily work after this course.

Session 1 outline

  • Introduction and History of VO
  • Model structure and workflow
  • Resource Library
  • Continuous modelling
  • Practice: Creating simple model for single-event and continuous simulation
  • Discussion

Session 2 outline (continuing from session 1)

  • Parameters and outputs
  • Pond sizing
  • Practice: LID and water quality
  • Discussion

Learning objectives

  • Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
  • Understand the concepts and workflow used in VO
  • Be familiar with the latest model features
  • Understand model parameterization, outputs, and GIS features
  • Have hands-on experience in:
    • Single-event and continuous modelling simulations
    • Water balance analysis
    • Pond sizing
    • LID toolkit and water quality analysis

Who should take the course?

This online course is intended for anyone involved in watershed/sub-watershed studies, site plans, stormwater management pond and LID design. Engineers from municipality, Conservation Authorities, other regulatory agencies, and consulting firms will find the course useful for model review, hydrology update, site planning and pond/LID design.

Instructors

Michael Yu, Ph.D, Civica Infrastructure Inc.

 
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Additional information

Participants will require a laptop and power cord.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Victoria Kring at Victoria.Kring@trca.ca

Members of IECA or Landscape Ontario are eligible for course discounts. Please contact Victoria Kring at Victoria.Kring@trca.ca to receive your discount code prior to registering.

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001