CE-QUAL-W2 Modeling Workshop

Civil and Environmental Engineering Continuing Education Course

DATES: Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st, 2019

TIMES: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday

LOCATION: Engineering Building, 1930 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201, Room 310

34 PDH credits

Cost: $1600 (early registration discount: fee of $1400 for registration before April 15, 2019)


Course Details

CE-QUAL-W2 is a longitudinal/vertical, unsteady hydrodynamic and water quality model. This model has been successfully applied in numerous applications, ranging from steeply sloping rivers to deep reservoirs and narrow estuaries. This workshop, presented by Portland State University, provides a thorough review of the background of the model’s water quality, hydrodynamic, and numerical algorithms; computer laboratory sessions for setting up and running the model; and a day where case studies of CE-QUAL-W2 applications will be presented. This workshop is designed for biologists, hydrologists; geologists; engineers; chemists; city, state, and federal regulators; site planners and project managers; compliance/regulatory program managers for industry; and technical experts. Some technical background and experience in surface water quality problems is presumed. Lectures have been prepared covering the following topics:


Water quality modeling
Hydrodynamic modeling
CE-QUAL-W2 governing equations
CE-QUAL-W2 model structure
CE-QUAL-W2 solution algorithms
Data requirements for calibration
Model calibration
Case studies
Computer sessions

The workshop will be held Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21, 2019, in the Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology at Portland State University, home of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97201). The workshop will commence each day at 8 am and finish at 4 pm (except on Friday when we will conclude at noon). All participants will receive a certificate of completion and 34 PDH credits.

Workshop details can be found here.


Registration details

Please use the registration link to register for the class.  Payment via credit card is preferred.  If payment must be made via check, please contact ceedept@pdx.edu for instructions.  You will be issued a receipt immediately upon submitting your payment information.

The registration fee includes snacks during each day of the workshop, and course handouts.  Payment must be received by June 10, 2019 to finalize registration.

There is a $100 non-refundable deposit for all registrations.  The remaining tuition can be refunded by notifying the CEE Department prior to June 10, 2019.  No refunds will be awarded after that date.


Out of Town Guests

The Portland State University campus is located in the heart of downtown Portland, with many accommodations.  This is a list of some of the many local hotels for students traveling from out of town.  Students will need to contact the hotel(s) directly to book accommodations: accommodations are not included in the price of the workshop.  Other questions about accommodations, location, transportation, or associated topics can be directed to the Department (see below).

Please contact the CEE Department at ceedept@pdx.edu, or 503.725.4282, if you have any questions about this course.