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Looking ahead to the spring of 2018, RESPEC’s Advanced BASINS/HSPF Training will be offered April 16–20, 2018, at North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle Park, which is one of the largest research parks in the world.  We are very proud to present advanced software training and applications information that are not yet available in engineering schools. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, the training will span 5 days and focus on model structure, setup, calibration, and validation for hydrology and water quality. Attendees must have a basic knowledge of watershed hydrology.

Training Facility:
Research Triangle Park
1600 Perimeter Park Dr., Suite 400
Morrisville, NC 27560

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BASINS HSPF WorkshopSchedule

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Training Description

RESPEC’s advanced hands-on software training is offered for engineers by engineering experts.  As the only company to offer this training, we feature many tools that we have developed to support the participants' informed and expedient use of HSPF. Application support tools include: an

  • An enhanced expert system for hydrologic and water quality calibration (HSPEXP+)
  • A Windows-based interactive interface (WinHSPF)
  • A Scanario Application Manager (SAM) tool
  • A Best Management Practices (BMP) tool
  • An interactive database of HSPF model parameters (HSPFParm).

Our comprehensive training blends model understanding and model application instruction. Despite its breadth and complexity, attendees can clarify the relevance of lectures and experience hands-on computer sessions regarding the specific applications they need. This training ensures that attendees have an opportunity to be “up and running” for their specific needs.

Training Applications

The BASINS/HSPF training provides interactive sessions with trainers who explain the science of watershed modeling and help participants develop their own watershed models. Participants are encouraged to discuss their problems, questions, and projects with the trainers. Participants will be guided through 5 days of structured, hands-on training that includes BASINS/HSPF orientation, computer work sessions, example watersheds, uses and applications, data management and analysis, model preparation and interpretation, calibration, and simulation output.

BASINS/HSPF is a broad-based and relatively complex model and modeling system that is simplified and streamlined in this training. The training workshop has consistently provided attendees with a high level of efficiency that is demonstrated in their subsequent applications after the training.  

Participants will have hands-on training in BASINS/HSPF and learn how  to:

  • Facilitate examining environmental information.
  • Provide an integrated watershed modeling framework.
  • Support the analysis of point- and nonpoint-source management alternatives.
  • Support the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).

Participants will learn new ways to enhance watershed modeling, support superior TMDLs, and much more.  RESPEC’s experts customize each learning module to meet the specific technical needs of the attendees who may also request future customized training for specific client needs. 

Upcoming Training!

Advanced BASINS/HSPF Training

North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle Park

April 16–20, 2018
(Monday through Friday)

Register today and bring your team!


Certificate: Participants who complete the 5-day training will receive a certificate of professional training.

Meet Our Trainers

RESPEC’s BASINS/HSPF training workshops are taught by long-time professionals and watershed modeling experts who helped develop the software and watershed modeling system.  Our training team is uniquely qualified to provide the full scope of support services that are related to the BASINS/HSPF modeling system.  Our expert trainers thoroughly understand and its applications in watershed evaluation, water quality, and hydrology. 

Seth Kenner

Mr. Seth Kenner is a Senior Engineer at RESPEC with a decade of experience in watershed modeling and software development. He has provided SAM and HSPF trainings to multiple clients over the last 5 years.



Regular:  $2,500
The attendance cost of the training is $2,500 if registration and payment are postmarked on or before March 15, 2018. 

Early-bird:  $2,000
An early-bird discount of 20 percent off the regular cost is offered for registration and payment postmarked on or before December 31, 2017. 

Student:  $1,250
A special student discount of 50 percent off the regular cost is available to currently registered students.   (Only two student-discount training availabilities are open and require proof of a student ID upon registration).  First come, first served.  Registration and payment must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2017.

Prepayment is required upon registration.  Make checks and money orders payable to RESPEC and send to: 

c/o Accounting
3824 Jet Drive
Rapid City, SD  57703

Registration cost is nonrefundable.  If you cannot attend the training for any reason, please plan to send someone in your place or reserve a future make-up training.

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Certificate: Participants who complete the 5-day training will receive a certificate of professional training.