CE-QUAL-W2 Modeling Workshop

Civil and Environmental Engineering Continuing Education Course

DATES: Monday, June 15th through Friday, June 19th, 2020

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

LOCATION: REMOTE  - see details below

34 PDH / 3.4 CEU credits

Cost: $1450 for early registration until May 1, 2020
         $1650 for registration after May 1, 2020
         $200 for current PSU students! (see "Registration Details" below)


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 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 / 3.4 CEU credits.

Workshop details can be found here.

Remote Instruction

This year's CE-QUAL-W2 workshop will be conducted remotely from Monday, June 15th - Friday, June 19th, 2020.

  • -All lectures will be on ZOOM
  • -All users will be given access to a computer at Portland State University using Remote Desktop in a Windows Environment. You will be able to log on and use the example problems we have loaded onto the PCs. The model files will run on your own PC except for the post-processing scripts. We will be using a proprietary software package Tecplot for graphics and animations, hence the need to run the model on our computers. The scripts are tuned to each example problem and will run on your PC if you have Tecplot installed.
  • -Pre-recorded videos of how to log into PSU, how to use the computer lab, and background for each example problem. The background includes a (1) an overview of each example problem and (2) an explanation on how to execute the model and run the post-processing software.
  • -During all computer laboratories, Chris Berger and Scott Wells will be on Zoom to assist. We will use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to assist individuals and will allow you to share your screen so that we can assist.

Registration Details

Click here to register for this course. To access the PSU student rate, please click the 'apply discount'  box at checkout, and enter coupon code STUDENT2020 .

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. Payment must be received by June 10, 2020 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, 2020.  No refunds will be awarded after that date.


Out of Town Guests

Portland State University campus buildings are currently closed. - 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.