Pre-Latornell Workshop

November 20, 2017 Pre-Latornell Workshops

Additional workshop details, information, and registration instructions will be released once Symposium Registration approaches.
Please note the SMS & 2D Hydraulic (SRH-2D) Modeling workshop has been cancelled

SMS & 2D Hydraulic (SRH-2D) Modeling

Designed for Water Resources Specialists, Hydrologists, and Water Resources Engineers with experience in hydraulic modeling

Learn SMS and SRH-2D Hydraulic Modeling. You can develop and compile 2D Hydraulic Model faster than 1D HEC-RAS model.

2D Hydraulic Modeling is NO longer COMPLEX and TIME CONSUMING

Take ONE-DAY training and develop your own 2D model NEXT DAY

The one-day course will be instructed by Dr. Bahar SM, an expert in hydraulic modeling with over 28 years of experience in fluvial geomorphology, water resources and coastal engineering. He developed 2D hydrodynamic and 2D sediment transport codes during his Ph. D. and Post-Doctoral research. Bahar taught hydrology and urban hydraulics and completed many projects using SMS and its 2D modeling software.

Hosted by:
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and AHYDTECH Geomorphic

SMS & 2D Hydraulic Modeling Outline and Registration Form [PDF – 219 KB]

Contact and Registration:
Dr. Bahar SM

Rekindle the Sparks Conference 2017

Educators, Watershed Interpreters, and Stewardship and Outreach staff are invited to reconnect at a one-day Rekindle the Sparks Conference which will be held during the Pre-Latornell workshop on Monday, November 20th at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

Hosted by:

Staff from

Rekindle the Sparks Agenda [PDF – 78 KB]
Keren Bromberg
Senior Coordinator, CYC | Credit Valley Conservation
T: 905-670-1615 ext. 394 | C: 416.990.4876 | 1.800.668.5557
Registration Closed
Please note registration for Rekindle the Sparks Conference 2017 is now closed
Register for the Rekindle the Sparks Conference 2017

Building Confidence

How to Design, Plan and Execute a Low Impact Development Stormwater Monitoring Program (Intermediate)

ECAs and other approval permits frequently stipulate that compliance be demonstrated by facility operators, and this speaks to the need to effectively monitor performance. Monitoring LID and other stormwater features helps to ensure that they have been both properly designed and constructed, and that they function as intended. Failing to properly monitor LID practices can result in assuming ownership of underperforming stormwater practices which are unattractive, unsafe and noncompliant. This intermediate-level, full-day workshop will cover material relevant to the successful monitoring of LID stormwater management practices.

This course is useful for municipal, consulting, conservation authority and other staff involved in the ownership or performance verification of one or more LID/SWM practices, ranging in size from small parking lot retrofits to large treatment approaches utilizing multiple features that service entire subdivision blocks. Instructors will provide course participants with comprehensive content on types of sampling equipment, calibration approaches and estimates of program costs. Tips, tricks, potential errors and proper monitoring techniques will be reviewed, and advanced approaches for analyzing performance verification data will be covered. Stay compliant and stay covered by learning how to monitor LID.

Hosted by:
STEP (Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program)

Stephanie Wilson

Register for the LID Monitoring Course

Building Forward

Techniques to Ensure Successful LID Construction, Certification, Inspection, and Maintenance

Building Forward: Techniques to Ensure Successful LID Construction, Certification, Inspection, and Maintenance  is an intermediate-level training course which supports the successful implementation of MOECC’s 2017 LID Guidance Manual, and will also help designers, contractors, municipalities and other groups striving to successfully meet associated volume control requirements.  This course will focus on the proper processes and procedures required to take LID projects from final design all the way through to implementation and routine operation by highlighting critical steps/lessons learned during the tender/contract, construction, certification, and operations phases.

Hosted by:
STEP (Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program)

Bill Trenouth
906-670-1615 ext. 565

Register for the LID Construction Design Course

Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network Program Workshop

FTS GOES Network Installation and Maintenance

The target audience for this workshop are the partners in the Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network. The purpose of this workshop is to provide PGMN Program partners with updates on the operation of the PGMN Network (MOECC) and to provide training to participants on the telemetry and monitoring equipment used in the PGMN Program. Training on the telemetry equipment will be delivered by the manufacturer of the equipment (FTS Inc).

Hosted by:
Conservation Ontario

Matthew Millar
906-895-0716 ext. 234

Pre-Latornell Workshop Information

The Latornell Conservation Symposium provides a cost efficient opportunity for nonprofit partners including Conservation Authorities, NGO’s and government agencies to host their own unique workshop(s) at the Nottawasaga Inn on the day before the annual Symposium.

What Is Included in This Opportunity?

  • Promotion on the Latornell Website
  • Promotion in two Latornell e-blasts to 3,000+ recipients in the environmental and other sectors
  • Profile across social media platforms
  • Cost savings in room rental, AV, coffee breaks and meals
  • Logistics support from Steering Committee staff


There is a $500 administration fee to host a workshop.

Who Does What

Workshop Host Logistic support provided by Symposium
Completion of Workshop Application Form Review and approve
Workshop design and registration Provides free room and room set up
Design and circulation of promotional materials Promotion in two e-blasts and across social media platforms including twitter and an opportunity for a blog on a topic related to current Latornell theme
Choice and cost of meals and coffee breaks; (see Meals, Coffee Breaks and AV Equipment section below for options)

Identification of dietary issues
Will coordinate with Nottawasaga Inn on your behalf

Can pay up front directly to the hotel or reimburse Symposium who will pay on your behalf
Determine AV needs (rent from hotel or bring your own) Will coordinate with Nottawasaga Inn on your behalf
Workshop speakers, delivery and evaluation (if required)

Meals, Coffee Breaks and AV Equipment

Latornell Logistics Coordinator acts as the Nottawasaga Inn and Convention Centre hotel liaison person. Logistics Coordinator will book your meeting room, order your food, order room layout and make sure you have the audiovisual equipment needed.

Meals: Groups can opt for the hot and cold buffet in the Riverview Restaurant at the Nottawasaga Inn and Convention Centre or have a private luncheon within their workshop room.

Coffee Breaks: Groups can opt for a morning and/or afternoon coffee breaks within their workshop room.

AV Equipment: AV is dependent on specific needs. It can be ordered for you. Or you can bring in your own equipment.

Room Setup: Classroom Setting with round tables or Lecture Style (rows of chairs)

Contact and Application Form

To submit the completed application form or for more information, contact Barbara MacKenzie-Wynia, Latornell Logistics Coordinator at 705-424-2871 or