Course Description

Course ID: 
POL-404 SCN-NWETC
Category: 
Policy & Regulations
Continuing Education Units: 
0.70CEUs
Video
Description: 

This course is designed to give responsible personnel up-to-date knowledge that will assist them in developing a sustainable municipal stormwater management program. Programs developed using the information in this workshop will have the ability to meet compliance for stormwater concerns today as well as for water quality and quantity in the future.

Attendees will review and discuss new federal policies and initiatives that are causing a re-evaluation of the current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit structure and existing stormwater management programs. In addition, the instructor will present best management practices (BMPs) and examples of program implementation in municipalities. Discussion will focus on management of source inputs from construction, industrial, and commercial properties that have direct impact on municipal stormwater management programs.

Monitoring stormwater discharges from private and municipal systems establishes a baseline for policy and program development, and  budgeting for capital improvements requires accurate data. Sampling protocols and methodologies are important to evaluate for several reasons: to ensure that replicable data is being generated, to accurately assess water quality, and to determine the most effective and efficient BMP approach.

As other drivers such as sediment management standards, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and fish consumption rates lower permit parameters, it is important to evaluate advanced treatment technologies and methodologies to achieve water quality anti-degradation requirements. One such strategy involves an ecological approach to stormwater management. The movement towards low-impact development (LID) is causing municipalities to better understand pollutant removal capabilities and consider flow dynamics of LID BMPs to manage discharges within their jurisdiction.

“Greening” the urban landscape provides a sustainable alternative to hardscape infrastructure. It has multiple socioeconomic benefits and is often more economically viable than traditional approaches. These and other modern techniques and strategies for stormwater management will be introduced in this course.

This course is part of the Midwest Water and Policy Workshop Series. Attendees will receive an additional $50 discount off their order when registering at the same time for "The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Writing the Perfect EA/FONSI, or EIS" or "The Ecological Significance of High Flows on Alluvial Rivers".

Registration: *Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes, government employees, nonprofits, students and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members. You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at (425) 270-3274. Online registration is strongly encouraged.

Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements.

 

Course Materials: 

Attendees will receive a binder containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Intended Audience: 

Personnel responsible for the planning and implementation of municipal stormwater management programs.

Cancelation Policy: 

Once your order has been placed, you are subject to our cancellation policy regardless of the status of your invoice.

  • 31 days prior to training -> 100% refund
  • 30-16 days prior to training -> 50% refund
  • 15 - start of course -> No refund available

Attendee replacement acceptable at anytime.Course registration fees and cancellation policy are subject to change without notice.

More Information

Course Topics

Monitoring stormwater discharges from private and municipal systems in order to establish a baseline for policy and program development

Budgeting for capital improvements and the need for accurate data

Sampling protocols and methodologies

Determining the most effective and efficient BMP approach

Evaluating advanced treatment technologies in order to achieve water quality anti-degradation requirements

Flow dynamics of LID BMP's to manage discarges within municipal jurisdictions

Sustainable alternative to hardscape infrastructure ("Greening" the urban landscape). These and other modern techniques and strategies for stormwater management will be introduced in this course.

 

What to Bring

Pen or pencil to take notes.  Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. You will be on your own for lunch. 

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

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