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2015 Webcasts

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.

If you have to miss a 2015 live webcast, you can purchase and view it within 60 days of the original airing.

New as of May 5, 2014! The Center is pleased to offer PDHs and CEUs from the Practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE) for our past webcasts. Look for the PIE logo and read more on our PIE webpage.

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If you would like to view three or five webcasts for the 2015 year, and receive a discounted rate, you should select the Package of 3 Webcasts, or the Package of 5 Webcasts buttons below!  You will save an extra $10 off each webcast by choosing a package option.

This option is no longer available for the 2015 webcast year.  Check back in 2016!


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FREE WEBCAST - February 18: Using Illicit Discharge Programs to Monitor Bacteria


Nationally, bacteria is the leading impairment, especially for urban streams. Bacteria TMDLs are widespread, and it is challenging to track the sources of these impairments. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) is one of the six minimum measures for MS4s. Programs around the country are exploring methods to retool IDDE programs to monitor for, detect, and track bacteria sources. This webcast will feature common-sense and economical approaches for IDDE-based bacteria monitoring, featuring several successful case studies.


February 18, 2015, 1 – 2:30 PM EST


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March 18: The Runoff Reduction Method & Its Applications

 2015-2webReducing the volume of runoff has become an important stormwater management objective, as it is embedded in the philosophies of green infrastructure and low-impact development. In many states, revised stormwater standards either require some level of runoff reduction or provide strong incentives for runoff reduction practices. The Center for Watershed Protection first worked with Virginia on the Runoff Reduction Method in 2008. Since that time, permutations of the method have been incorporated into stormwater standards in West Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware, Coastal Georgia, South Carolina, New York, as well as several local stormwater manuals. This webcast will explain the method, describe the accounting of runoff reduction capabilities by various stormwater practices, and provide examples of compliance and site planning tools used in various states.


March 18, 2015, 1 – 2:30 PM EST


$159 per registration with unlimited viewers. Registration is now closed

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




May 20: Green Infrastructure & Green Jobs

2015-3webMany existing workforce development and employment programs are expanding to incorporate installation and maintenance of green infrastructure practices, particularly in Cities that are ramping up deployment of green infrastructure practices. While this is a natural fit, programs must be tailored carefully to include not only technical training, but other workforce skills and support. In some cases, green infrastructure trainees are acquiring certifications to enhance their chances for employment in the field. This webcast will features several programs around the country, and will highlight best practices for these types of programs, as well as critical lessons learned.


May 20, 2015, 1 – 2:30 PM EDT

Registration Closed

$159 per registration with unlimited viewers.

CWPA Member?   for the member price of $99.




June 10: Multi-Sector & Industrial Stormwater Permits

2015-4webMany localities are focused on MS4 permits, which include a pollution prevention and good housekeeping minimum measure. However, another important facet of NPDES and state permitting is stormwater permits for industrial and multi-sector facilities, including both public and private sites. Possible examples include public works yards, concrete batch plants, power plants, asphalt paving, mining, gas extraction, landfills, recycling facilities, transportation facilities, and wastewater plants, among other categories. The permitting of these facilities can be complicated, and perhaps confusing for MS4s that must also comply with minimum measure #6. This webcast will feature insights on the permitting process, tools available for facility inventories and inspections, and BMPs applicable to these types of site.


NEW DATE: June 10, 2015, 1 – 2:30 PM EDT


$159 per registration with unlimited viewers.

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

Registration Closed





September 16: What to Do About Trashy Watersheds

2015-5webThe most publicly-visible pollutant in urban watersheds is trash and “gross solids.” This can be a significant impairment, and one that is hard to control. Learn from places that have been managing trash as part of local or regional TMDLs and some of the approaches that have been tried. Of course, this webcast will feature a lot of trash-talking.


September 16, 2015, 1 – 2:30 PM EDT


$159 per registration with unlimited viewers.

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


Registration Closed


November 18: Checking in on Post-Construction Stormwater Management

2015-6webFor many MS4s, the post-construction minimum measure is the most complicated, and the one that requires the highest level of local program development.   Post-construction stormwater management involves development of stormwater standards, plan review, inspections, and verification of long-term maintenance. This program is also becoming more prominent as state MS4 permits are revised and reauthorized. This webcast will explore innovations and trends in post-construction stormwater management, with MS4 case studies featuring program components and budgets.


November 18, 2015, 1 – 2:30 PM EDT



$159 per registration with unlimited viewers.

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

Registration Closed