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Green Stormwater Utilities - Updating & Upgrading Your Utility for Green Infrastructure
Presenter: Andy Reese, P.E., LEED AP
Change is afoot for stormwater utilities. As Green Infrastructure becomes standard practice in commercial and residential neighborhoods, stormwater utilities funding their programs with user fees will inevitably find themselves challenged to support the shifting needs of Green Infrastructure programs and future regulations.
Join industry expert Andy Reese to explore the new challenges of Green Infrastructure programs for stormwater utilities, and how to plan for and integrate these programs and new funding approaches in your utility to meet the increasing popular demand and future regulations of sustainable stormwater programs.
In this online training webinar, Andy will outline the basics Green Infrastructure programs, incentives and concepts, rate methodologies and structures, and funding approaches. Additionally, we’ll discuss Andy’s practical advice regarding Green Infrastructure and stormwater utility integration, including how to develop a green stormwater business plan, how to change basic rate methodologies to a green approach, and how to shift your utility to green funding. And in the process, we’ll explore real-world examples from leading programs illustrating how to successfully change both your program and your funding structure to meet the future regulatory and popular demands of Green Infrastructure programs.
Stormwater Inspection & Maintenance
Presenter: Andrew Erickson, M.S., P.E.
Don’t get caught in the storm. Join Andrew J. Erickson, M.S., P.E., for a discussion of standardized stormwater inspection methods and performance assessment, and how to use these to select and schedule effective maintenance on stormwater treatment practices, including stormwater ponds, bioretention facilities, infiltration basins, swales, and filter strips.
While designed correctly, many stormwater treatment practices may not perform as expected due to poor construction or lack of proper maintenance. Maintenance of stormwater treatment practices is critical to preserve their function, their performance, and your investment. To date, there are few, if any, standardized inspection and assessment methods that provide the necessary linkage to construction due diligence or maintenance. Join Andrew Erickson to explore how to use standardized inspection methods developed with and for stormwater managers, engineers, and staff, and how to use these methods to select and schedule appropriate maintenance.
This online training webinar presents methods which can be used on many stormwater treatment practices such as stormwater ponds, bioretention facilities, infiltration basins, as well as low impact development and green infrastructure practices. Through a discussion of pictures of successful stormwater treatment practices and those that need maintenance, Erickson will identify causes of failure and how to select the maintenance required to restore function and performance. Participants will also learn how to evaluate the inspection results to determine when maintenance should be scheduled.
Finally, this webinar presents the realities of maintenance: actual frequency, effort, and cost of maintenance for stormwater treatment practices as reported by municipalities. Participants will explore how most municipalities conduct inspection or maintenance, the complexity of maintenance, and the cost of routine and non-routine maintenance practices with the goal of creating long-term sustainable maintenance of stormwater treatment practices.
Developing & Implementing Effective Stormwater Outreach Programs
Presenter: Jami Fitch
What makes brands like Nike, Target, and McDonald's so successful? Billion dollar marketing budgets? Yes, BUT also the fact that they take the time to know their customers, know what's important to them, where to reach them, and how to make their message stick. Join Jami Fitch to discuss how to take this billion dollar thinking and apply it to your stormwater outreach program WITHOUT breaking your budget.
In this online training webinar, we'll take a look at what we can learn from internal consumer brands' marketing practices, and explore how you can apply these same principles and practices to your outreach programs. Within this discussion we'll explore how like these brands, successful outreach programs must define a target audience, determine what motivates their behavior, identify barriers and benefits to audience customer behavior, and learn where customers get information. Additionally, we'll outline how you can integrate these steps within your campaign development, implementation, outreach and deliver tool selection, and program analysis.
Fitch will also put the concepts presented to the real-world test as she discusses how the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District successfully utilized these techniques to develop and implement their YardScaping program, a public education campaign focused on changing lawn care behavior. Attendees of this webinar will learn about the development and implementation of the program, as well as hear about the successful behavior change reported as a result of outreach efforts.
So You Want to Set Up a Stormwater Utility?” – The top 10 ways stormwater utilities fail to get off the ground
Presenter: Andy Reese, P.E., LEED AP
Since the nation’s first stormwater utility was established in 1974, many successful stormwater utilities reap the benefits of dedicated revenue to appropriately manage their stormwater needs. But, not all stormwater utilities succeed, especially those set up from failure from the start!
Join Andy Reese, P.E., LEED AP, as he explores the top ten ways that stormwater utilities fail to get off the ground successfully, and more importantly…how to avoid these.
In this online training webinar, we’ll discuss the process of establishing stormwater utilities and how stormwater utilities are often set up for failure from the beginning. Within this discussion, Reese will outline the top ten ways stormwater utilities fail to get off the ground, the drivers for and results of these failures, and how to design a comprehensive launch plan that successfully avoids these issues to ultimately provide your community with dedicated revenue, safe and attractive neighborhoods, ecological balance, and clean water for years to come.
Stormwater Treatment Train
Presenter: Steven I. Apfelbaum, MS
Improve your stormwater management and water quality, and reduce your short and long-term costs...without grey infrastructure. Join Steven Apfelbaum to explore how to utilize ecological design principles and Stormwater Treatment Train concepts to effectively manage your stormwater and improve your water quality while also offering substantial short and long-term ecological, environmental, and economic benefits.
In this online training webinar, Apfelbaum will discuss how by emulating natural systems in designing our stormwater management, we can reduce runoff peaks and volumes, improve water quality, improve community quality-of-life, and save money. Additionally, we’ll explore the concepts of the Stormwater Treatment Train and how they can be used to address water quality, runoff hydrograph, runoff velocity, and hydrograph timing, as well as how to effectively implement stormwater treatment trains on your site.
We’ll also discuss the economic, design, management, and quality-of-life issues involved with traditional engineered grey infrastructure, and how ecological design and Stormwater Treatment Train concepts offers a solution which is more effective, less costly, and sustainable, as well as creates open space and wildlife habitat opportunities, ultimately contributing positively to human quality-of-life opportunities and increased neighborhood aesthetics, economics, and market value.
Green Infrastructure and Community Design - Rainwater Management
Presenter: Paul Crabtree, P.E., CNU-A
Is your rainwater management design effective? Join Paul Crabtree to discuss how rainwater management based on good urban design principles can help to harmonize urban man and nature.
Effective rainwater management requires a focus on the harmonization of man and nature AND the skill sets of several environmental and planning professionals (e.g., engineers, hydrologists, urban planners, landscape architects, public works officials, politicians, attorneys, environmentalists, and citizens). Too often, the reverse is true. The result – ineffective rainwater management plans, increased maintenance costs, and ultimately, redesign.
Join Paul Crabree to discuss rainwater management design that is closely connected with and based on good urban design principles, harmonizing man and nature and resulting in an effective and successful long-term rainwater management program.
Getting Started in Green Infrastructure - Ten Keys to Jump Start Your Green Infrastructure Program
Presenter: Andy Reese, P.E., LEED AP
Jump start your green infrastructure program! Join Andy Reese as he draws from his experience assisting some of the leading practitioners of Green Infrastructure and his 35 years as a leading consultant in municipal Stormwater management to explore key technical and institutional aspects of successful programs, ultimately building a framework and roadmap for the local municipality looking to step into Green Infrastructure.
Many communities, for a variety of reasons, are exploring the use of Green Infrastructure in stormwater management. There are many success stories, each growing a successful program and each different.
In this online training webinar, Andy Reese will discuss the key technical and institutional aspects of successful Green Infrastructure programs, outline a framework and roadmap to jump start your Green Infrastructure program, and discuss how local municipalities can integrate this within their planning and development.
Using Hydro-Meterological Guidance for Stormwater Management & Operations
Presenter: Michael McMahon
Improve your stormwater management and reduce your risk of damage. Join Michael McMahon to explore how improved weather forecasting of quantitative precipitation and real-time quantitative precipitation estimate guidance for flooding can benefit your stormwater program’s mitigation, risk, and efficiency. This presentation explores the current state of hydro-meteorological technologies, and their application, implementation, and cost-to-benefit for consideration in your stormwater program.
Technology for real-time monitoring and prediction of meteorological and resulting flood events has been developing rapidly in response to the need for improved weather forecasting and real-time guidance for flooding and water supply. Significant advancement have greatly improved quantitative precipitation forecasts (QPF) and real-time quantitative precipitation estimate (QPE) guidance from Doppler Radar producing a drastic improvement in time-to-warn, while decreasing costs for terrestrial gage equipment.
For stormwater and combined sewer managers, this new technology offers the ability to improve mitigation practices, reduce property damage risks and claims, and greatly increase efficiency of operations and personnel. Additionally, this guidance can provide advanced warning and pro-active decision support to mitigate flooding and overflow, while ensuring the safety of lives and property. Although this technology offers significant advantages, the full use of hydro-meteorological guidance by city management has not reached far beyond minimal application of public weather and warning information (e.g., National Weather Service, Hydro-meteorological Prediction Center, etc.).
This online training webinar explores the advancements in technology and methodology from both public and private sector meteorological information providers that are game-changers for stormwater managers. We’ll discuss examples of real-life applications putting the concepts to work, and entertain questions throughout the webinar to address specific applications of interest to you.
Effective LID Stormwater Reduction
Presenter: Douglas Beyerlein, P.E., P.H., D.WRE
Improve your stormwater reduction through effective low impact design (LID). Join Douglas Beyerlein, P.E., P.H., D.WRE to explore the different types of LID (e.g., green roofs, rain gardens / bioretention, impervious runoff dispersion, etc.), how they work to reduce stormwater, and why they work differently in different climates and soils.
Why are some types of LID more effective in reducing stormwater than others? What LIDs work best in different climates? And what works best in different soils?
Join Douglas Beyerlein, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, co-founder of Clear Creek Solutions, to discuss the different types of low impact design (LID), and how each reduces stormwater runoff volume. Through an exploration of the different types of LID (including green roofs, rain gardens / bioretention, impervious runoff dispersion, and permeable pavement) and their performance in different climates and soils, Beyerlein will discuss why some types of LID are more effective in reducing stormwater than others and how evapotranspiration and native soil infiltration rates play important roles in determining LID effectiveness. Through this discussion, Beyerlein will conclude with an exploration of what LIDs work best in different climates and soils, and the appropriate techniques and tools used to model LID stormwater runoff.
Nutrient Sources and Transformations - How to Optimize Nutrient Removal in SCMs
Presenter: Bill Lucas
While nitrogen and phosphorus are a major concern in many watersheds in the US, most Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs) are not effective in removing nitrogen and phosphorus from runoff. Join Bill Lucas to explore how to select and design SCMs to improve nitrogen and phosphorus retention. After an overview of nitrogen and phosphorous forms, sources, and transformations, Lucas will discuss how nitrogen and phosphorus transformations can be optimized in SCMs; how to select and design SCMs for settings; and how to tailor these programs to meet TMDL requirements more cost effectively.
Thanks to SCMs being inefficient in removing nitrogen and phosphorous from runoff, dead zones like that illustrated by the photo (courtesy of NASA, via NASA Mississippi Dead Zone) are all too prevalent. As noted by the reds and oranges (representing high concentrations of phytoplankton and river sediment), summertime satellite observations of ocean color from MODIS/Aqua show highly turbid waters which may include large blooms of phytoplankton extending from the mouth of the Mississippi River all the way to the Texas coast. When these blooms die and sink to the bottom, bacterial decomposition strips oxygen from the surrounding water, creating an environment very difficult for marine life to survive in. Proper SCM selection and design is essential to the minimization of these dead zones, and the sustainability of the environment. While often agricultural in origin as in this case, urban runoff poses a similar threat, and is now subject to very stringent TMDL’s to reduce nutrient loads.
Join Bill Lucas to explore the importance of SCM selection and optimization in the pursuit of nutrient removal in nutrient sources and transformations.
Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events
Presenter: Jill Pack, CPESC
Sponsored by: Tensar North American Green
Mother Nature has many weapons in her arsenal, and each year we see increases in the intensity and in the frequency of 100-year storm events. And with stronger storms comes an increased need for erosion control protection. Are you and your site ready for the next big one? And how can you be ready cost-effectively?
Join Jill Pack for a webinar exploring how to properly design and implement erosion control systems to effectively manage high-flow 100-year storm events using a natural vegetated approach. Discussion includes the latest in erosion control technologies and design tools, benefits compared to traditional designs, and how you can design and apply these new innovations to your projects.
In this online training webinar, we'll start by discussing the 100-year storm, its increasing erosion potential, and what this means for your site. Pack will then outline the latest in erosion control technologies (e.g., geosynthetics, scour transition, etc.) and design tools available for managing high-flow storm events with vegetated designs. Within this discussion, we'll dive into the details of using geosynthetic reinforced erosion control systems (including their designs, applications, and benefits) and explore how using a combination of erosion control systems and geosynthetic reinforcement solutions can improve your erosion control while cutting costs. Pack will also present a comparison of traditional versus naturally vegetated designs highlighting the differences in project cost, environmental impact, and installation time. Finally, Pack will present real-world examples, project site examples, and case studies of extreme storm events, the applications used to successfully mitigate erosion control issues, and how you can apply these to your site.
Using a combination of project site examples, simple design tools, and the latest in erosion control technologies, this course offers solutions for the reestablishment or the preservation of soils and vegetation for a wide range of applications.
Designing Permeable Pavements for Heavy Loads & Lower Costs
Presenter: Kevin Earley & Chuck R. Taylor
Sponsored by: Tensar Belgard Hardscapes
Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) have been performing in North Americafor well over 25 years. And when designed right…can support your heavy traffic loads, mitigate your stormwater, AND keep your costs low.
Join Chuck Taylor and Kevin Earley as we explore Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement systems (e.g., components, design principles, benefits, etc.), and how you can successfully design, implement, and maintain your PICP systems to improve your stormwater runoff management, handle your heavy traffic loads, AND reduce your total lifecycle costs.
In this presentation, we'll start with a look at permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems, including: key components, design criteria, benefits, and implementation best practices. We'll then outline PCIP performance criteria and recommended maintenance, and how you can determine these for your project. Taylor and Earley will walk us through budget analysis and how you can use this during project design/development to determine the PICP lifecycle cost advantages. Finally, we'll tour real-world examples of commercial and industrial PICP projects and their results (e.g., heavy load durability, lifecycle cost benefits, etc.), and how you can put these to practice at your site.
Erosion Control Systems and Their Role in Green Infrastructure Designs
Presenter: Jill Pack, CPESC & Gabriel Weaver, P.E.
Sponsored by: Tensar North American Green
In this online training webinar, we’ll explore various erosion control products and systems available for linear and waterway green infrastructure projects, and the environmental and cost-saving benefits. Using a combination of project site examples, simple design tools, and the latest in erosion control technologies, Pack and Weaver will offer solutions effective in the reestablishment or preservation of soils and vegetation on a wide range of green infrastructure applications including: bioretention, vegetated open swales, levee and floodplain management...just to name a few.
And, at a time when saving dollars seems as important to saving Mother Nature, we’ll also outline the cost-savings benefits that result when designing through a combination of erosion control systems and green infrastructure solutions.
Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design with Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling
Presenter: Laddie Fromelius & Douglas Beyerlein, P.E., P.H., D.WRE
Sponsored by: Oldcastle
Increasingly, stormwater management is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many facilities are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do you know what type of system is best for you AND how can you accurately size and design a system for your site's stormwater needs?
Join Laddie Fromelius and Doug Beyerlein, P.E. for a webinar exploring underground precast concrete modular stormwater detention/retention systems; their design, installation, and maintenance best practices; and how you can design your system—using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling—to meet your stormwater management, NPDES MS4, and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements.
In this online training webinar, we'll explore precast concrete solutions for underground stormwater storage AND how you can use hydrologic and hydraulic stormwater modeling to design a system to fit your site. Within this discussion, we'll examine how precast stormwater detention/retention systems work, and their key considerations, elements, and advantages. Fromelius will outline the design, installation, and maintenance best practices for underground precast stormwater detention / retention systems, and how you can apply these to your site to maximize your storage capacity, mitigate your peak flow, and meet EPA recommendations. While discussing stormwater storage, Fromelius and Beyerlein will cover the principles of hydrology and hydraulic modeling and how you can use a stormwater modeling program to accurately (and easily) size stormwater control facilities to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. We'll also take a tour through real-world examples and case studies of precast systems at work in several applications. And finally, you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide of how to apply underground precast concrete stormwater systems at your site.
Using the Cloud to Control the Rain
Presenter: Marcus Quigley, P.E., D.WRE & Kevin Marsh
Sponsored by: OptiRTC
You can't choose the weather, but you can control it. While the majority of our stormwater retention and detention systems are passive in nature (incapable of adjusting their performance to the size or duration of a storm event), new technologies combining cloud-native platforms and the internet-of-things offer the ability to improve the performance of these systems AND turn your passive systems into active systems.
Join Marcus Quigley and Kevin Marsh as they explore the hydrology, design, BMPs, and limitations of typical (passive) stormwater detention and retention systems; the new technologies integrating the internet-of-things (IoT) and cloud-native platforms for an active stormwater management system; and how you can implement this technology with your existing stormwater infrastructure to improve your performance and results.
In this online training webinar, we'll start by covering the current stormwater management practices with a detailed look at the hydrology, design, and BMPs of typical (passive) stormwater detention and retention systems. Within this discussion, we'll explore the regional differences in their applications and explore their common inefficiencies and limitations. Using several case studies, Quigley and Marsh will introduce the new technologies available that combine an internet-of-things approach and a cloud-native platform to optimize your existing stormwater infrastructure's performance and ability to adapt to different storm events. Within this topic, we'll take a look at the different technologies available (cloud-native platforms, weather forecast integration, distributed real-time controls, etc.), their benefits, and long-term potential for a multitude of stormwater management situations. And finally, Quigley and Marsh will outline how you can implement these new technologies into your existing stormwater infrastructure to optimize your performance.
Additionally, Quigley and Marsh will present OptiNimbus, a SaaS solution for stormwater management that uses forecast information to predict the amount of rain entering a watershed and prepares the system to receive the forecasted water based on site objectives and regulations, resulting in improved performance and the ability to minimize wet-weather discharge and maximize harvesting potential.
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.