8:30 am – 9:00 am
ARE SEPARATIONS GOOD? HYDRAULICALLY SPEAKING
Presenter: Zubin Sukheswalla, P.E. CFM
Topic: Separations are turbulent, erosive, and generally leave you yearning for a better model relationship. Hydraulically, it’s no different. Zubin will explore the use of hydraulic separations to enhance cooperation of models in gravity-controlled flow regimes. How can they help? Where do they occur? How can you best implement this divine intervention?
Mr. Sukheswalla has more than 16 years of experience in public works planning and quality management, with proficiencies in the areas of hydrology, hydraulics, and flood risk product development. He has extensive experience with drainage and stormwater modeling programs, such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-1, HEC-2, WMS, PondPack, RiverCAD, Culvert Wizard, WinStorm, EPA-SWMM, lnfoWorks SD 2D, and lnfoWorks ICM 1D/2D. His experience involves working for several local, state, and regional entities, as well as supporting clients during flood litigation, and helping confirm regional and state permitting prudence during project execution.
Mr. Sukheswalla brings a diverse background, including working with river authorities, municipalities, and flood control districts. He is proficient in evaluating complex hydrology with a focus on cost-efficient solutions that meet local, regional, and federal requirements. Mr. Sukheswalla has particularly relevant experience related to hydrologic calibration of design and actual storm events for peak discharge and volume using various calibration techniques.