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Welcome to the Center for Watershed Protection’s new webcast marketplace. Since 2009, the Center has been providing high quality webcasts for stormwater and watershed professionals. Since we began, we estimate that 17,000 professionals have participated in the Center’s webcasts.

In 2014, we will offer two series on consistently requested topics: The Life of a Stormwater Practice and Implementing TMDLs, as well as single topic webcasts. There is a discount when you purchase a complete series. You receive the same affordable pricing and offer of unlimited participation per registration. PDHs and CEUS are available.

New! If you have to miss a 2014 live webcast, you can purchase and view it within two weeks of the original airing, including individual webcast that are part of a series.

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Reimagining the Parking Lot & Roadway as a Stormwater Practice

1Speakers: Tom Price, P.E., Director of Water Resources Engineering, Conservation Design Forum (Elmhurst, Illinois)

Rob Roseen, PhD, P.E., D.WRE., Senior Water Resources Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants (Acton, MA)

Tim VanSeters, Manager, Sustainable Technologies at Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) (Ontario, Canada)

Dates: February 12, 2014 • Time: 1 – 3 PM EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $159 per registration with unlimited viewers. 
Registration Closed

Historically, parking lots, roadways, and similar infrastructure have been single-purpose facilities – designed to move and store vehicles. However, especially in urban areas, these land covers consume a large percentage of the land area. The economics of urban land use is “driving” a different way of thinking about how these surfaces can serve multiple purposes, including stormwater management. This webcast will cover several ways of reimagining the parking lot and roadway as a place where stormwater can be reduced, stored, harvested, and treated. The webcast will feature case studies on green streets, permeable surfaces, rainwater storage and use, and incorporating vegetation into the mix.

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SERIES 1:The Life of a Stormwater Practiceseries

s1Speakers: See sessions

Dates: March 12, April 9, May 21 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 6 PDHs (equivalent to 0.6 CEUs)
Participation in all webcasts in a series is required for full credit.

Price: $440 per registration with unlimited viewers  
CWPA Member?  CLICK HERE for the member price of $297 for the series.

This series will explore all the elements that promote successful implementation of stormwater management best management practices (BMPs). The types of BMPs used in a community starts with the local development and stormwater codes. Individual BMPs first come into focus during the design process. Much of the ultimate success of a BMP depends on what occurs in the field during initial installation of the practice. Finally, long-term maintenance must be managed to maintain the original function, performance, and value of the BMP.

Series 1, Session 1: The Role of Local Codes

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Speakers: Julie Todd Owens, Environmental Compliance Manager with the Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta, GA (Atlanta, GA)

Clark Wilson, Senior Urban Designer, US EPA, Office of Sustainable Communities(Washington, D.C.)

Julie Schneider, Watershed Planner, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)

Dates: March 12, 2014 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $440 for the series or $159 for this webcast 

Registration closed 

CWPA Member?  CLICK HERE for the member price of $99 and $297 for the series.

Local zoning, subdivision, drainage, and stormwater ordinances have a powerful influence on how stormwater design is conducted in a community. Often, the local codes act as barriers to implementation of certain innovative practices, which may include better site design and low-impact development. This webcast will feature strategies to analyze local codes and a process of changing codes in a community to achieve desired outcomes for stormwater design, and, ultimately, water quality in the community.

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Series 1, Session 2: Design & Construction of BMPs

3Speakers: Jason R. Vogel, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor & Stormwater Specialist Riata ‘Green’ Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)

Scott McGill, Principal, Geomorphologist, Ecotone, Inc. (Forest Hill, MD)

Joe Battiata, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Richmond, VA)

Bryan Seipp, Watershed Manager/Professional Forester, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)

Dates: April 9, 2014 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $440 for the series or $159 for this webcast

Registration: Closed  
CWPA Member?  CLICK HERE for the member price of $99 and $297 for the series.

The meat of successful BMP implementation is the design and construction process. This webcast will explore available resources for design, the hallmarks of a good stormwater design, and the process to make sure BMP installation is done correctly. The emphasis of this design and construction webcast will be on low-impact development and green infrastructure practices.

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Series 1, Session 3: BMP Maintenancewebcast

4Speakers: Tom Schueler, Executive Director, Chesapeake Stormwater Network (Ellicott City, MD),

Ted Scott, PE (MD), CPESC, MSP, LEED AP, Executive VP, Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting (Hunt Valley, MD)

James Houle, Outreach Coordinator and Program Manager, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Stormwater Center Environmental Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering (Durham, NH)

Dave Hirschman, Program Director, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA)

Dates: May 21, 2014 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $440 for the series or $159 for this webcast  
CWPA Member?  CLICK HERE for the member price of $99 and $297 for the series.

Even if a stormwater practice is properly designed and installed, the long-term maintenance can make or break the performance and community acceptance. Learn from the trenches ways to rapidly conduct maintenance inspections and needed maintenance tasks. Doing this will prevent future costly repairs. The webcast will also address how local governments can build a successful stormwater maintenance program.

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How To Pick The Right Vegetation for Bioretention & Its Cousinswebcast

5Speakers: Nate Cormier, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP, Principal Landscape Architect, SvR Design Company (Seattle, WA)

Wes Michaels, RLA LEED AP, Assistant Professor Principal for Spackman, Mossop and Michaels (New Orleans, LA)

Kevin Staso, North Creek Nurseries (Landenberg, PA)

Dave Hirschman, Program Director, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA)

Bryan Seipp, Watershed Manager/Professional Forester, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)

More speakers to come!

Dates: June 11, 2014 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $159 per registration with unlimited viewers. 
CWPA Member?  CLICK HERE for the member price of $99.

Bioretention and its various cousins (rain gardens, bioswales, street bioretention, stormwater planters) are becoming popular and widespread practices around the country and the world. Putting the “bio” into bioretention designs is of course important, but sometimes not the major focus of the design process. However, in the long-run, it is vegetation that everyone sees and that constitutes perhaps the major maintenance task. The webcast will provide guidance on how to design with long-term maintenance in mind, and how choices of vegetation can influence aesthetics, performance, community understanding and acceptance, the provision of multiple benefits, and (importantly), maintenance budgets. We will also address the hot issue of whether to include trees in bioretention planting plans.

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Stream Restoration as a Pollutant Reduction Strategywebcast

6Speakers: Bill Stack, P.E., Deputy Director of Programs, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)

Lisa Fraley-McNeal, Research Specialist, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)

More speakers to come!

Dates: September 10, 2014 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $159 per registration with unlimited viewers. 
CWPA Member?  CLICK HERE for the member price of $99.

Stream restoration has been used for many years and with various objectives and outcomes. Increasingly, it has become important to quantify the various benefits of practices, such as stream restoration. However, the science behind this quantification of benefits can be tricky, especially for pollutant reduction performance. Several updated studies and performance evaluation techniques make this more accessible. This webcast will explore several protocols to quantify and verify the benefits of stream restoration for pollutants such as sediment and nutrients over time.

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SERIES 2: Implementing TMDLsseries

s2Speakers: See the sessions

Dates: October 8, November 12, 2014 • Time : 1-3pm EST

Credits: 4 PDHs (equivalent to 0.4 CEUs)
Participation in all webcasts in a series is required for full credit.

Price: $300 per registration with unlimited viewers.
CWPA Member? CLICK HERE for the member price of $198 for the series.

 Regional and local TMDLs are increasingly driving the selection and implementation of BMPs.  Across the country, there is a tremendous need for communities to understand which BMPs can be used, how much pollutant removal credit they receive and at what cost.  Many lessons have been learned from places where implementation has been progressing.  This two-part series will focus on a couple of key elements of TMDL planning and implementation. 

Series 2, Session 1: Local TMDLs & Regional/River Basin TMDLs:webcast
A Happy Engagement or a Shotgun Wedding?

7Speakers: Karen Cappiella, Program Director, Research, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)

Jeffrey Seltzer, P.E., Associate Director, Stormwater Management Division, District Department of Environment, Government of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

More speakers to come!

Dates: October 8, 2014 • Time : 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $300 for the series or $159 for this single webcast  
CWPA Member? CLICK HERE for the member price is $198 for the series and $99 for single webcast

Increasingly, TMDLs are nested, with TMDLs for local waterways addressing local impairments (e.g., for bacteria, biological standards, dissolved oxygen, local pollutants) nested within larger watershed or river basin TMDLs, that are likely to address nutrients and sediment. Examples include the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Mississippi Basin, and several large river basins in the Northeast. The question is whether these TMDLs “talk to each other,” and how communities can best pick the most effective suite of BMPs to address TMDLs at all levels. This webcast will explore the issue of nested TMDLs and how analytical tools are emerging to integrate and coordinate management practices implemented at the local and regional levels.

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Series 2, Session 2: Retrofitting Existing Stormwater Ponds & Basinswebcast

8Speakers: Greg Hoffmann, P.E.,Program Director, Practices, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)

Joe Battiata, P.E., Senior Water Resources Engineer, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Richmond, VA)

More speakers to come!

Dates: November 12, 2014 • Time : 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Price: $300 for the series or $159 for this single webcast  
CWPA Member? CLICK HERE  for the member price is $198 for the series and $99 for single webcast

Many communities seek solutions to improve water quality, green the community, and comply with permit conditions and numerical standards in TMDLs. One of the most efficient means to achieve multiple benefits is to retrofit a community’s existing stormwater infrastructure, consisting of older detention basins and ponds, among other practices. This webcast will highlight a systematic and effective way to inventory existing practices, develop concept plans, prioritize retrofits based on pollutant removal, cost, and other factors, and construct the retrofits.

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