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Hub – Baltimore

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About Baltimore

The Loyola University Graduate Center – Timonium Campus is located just north of Baltimore City and is ideally situated for enjoying many of the cultural and recreational offerings throughout the Greater Baltimore area, such as maritime and marine history, Baltimore sports teams, museums and galleries, theaters, and much more. Attendees may consider an extended visit to see all the area has to offer.

Special Features of this Conference

There is a Coupon Code that will take $100 off the price when you register to attend the Baltimore location. Please use the coupon code BMORELIVE16 to claim the discount.

Thanks to a generous donation, we are able to offer scholarships to a limited number of attendees who work for NGO’s, local governments, or students/academia for the Baltimore hub location only. Before registering, please send an email to lfm@cwp.org to apply for the scholarship which will make the final price $129. Apply today, the conference is scheduled for April 12th and registration will close soon.

This unique conference unites in-person discussion with online participation that concurrently addresses local and national watershed issues and tools. All attendees will have the opportunity to watch the nationally broadcast portions of the webcast focused on the major conference topics of pollution prevention, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE), post-construction stormwater management, and special MS4s. In addition to the national webcast, the Baltimore Hub will feature special sessions focused on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, including an overview of the status of the TMDL and Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model, update on BMP crediting, perspectives from MDE (invited), and discussion of localities’ experience with development of implementation plans.

A total of 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) are available for those who attend all technical sessions and there will be plenty of time to network and discuss local issues. Attending and hosting the Baltimore Hub will be Lisa Fraley-McNeal, Research Specialist at the Center for Watershed Protection. An extended happy hour will follow the conference and will be hosted by Bill Stack, Deputy Director of Programs at the Center for Watershed Protection.

Address

Loyola University Graduate Center – Timonium Campus
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
http://www.loyola.edu/department/timonium

Getting There

By Air

The Timonium Campus is approximately a 40 minute drive from the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

By Car

From Philadelphia & New York: Follow I-95 south to 695 (Baltimore beltway) West toward Towson. Take Exit 24 I-83 North to the Timonium 16A Exit and make a right at the first traffic light, Greenspring Drive. The Loyola Graduate Center – Timonium Campus is the second building on the right.

From Washington D.C. & Western Points: Follow I-95 North or 70 East to 695 (Baltimore beltway) West toward Towson. Take Exit 24 I-83 North to the Timonium 16A Exit and make a right at the first traffic light, Greenspring Drive. The Loyola Graduate Center – Timonium Campus is the second building on the right.

From Pennsylvania I-83: Take the Timonium Exit 16 and make a left onto Timonium Road at the traffic light. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Greenspring Drive. The Loyola Graduate Center – Timonium Campus is the second building on the right.

From Baltimore City: Follow I-83 North to 695 (Baltimore beltway) East toward Towson. Remain on I-83 North as it first joins and then splits from 695. The first exit beyond the beltway (695) will be the Timonium Exit 16A. Take Exit 16A and make a right at the first traffic light, Greenspring Drive. The Loyola Graduate Center – Timonium Campus is the second building on the right.

Parking

There is free parking on the Timonium Campus.

Hotels

Hotels located within walking distance to the Timonium Campus include:

Radisson Hotel North Baltimore
http://www.radisson.com/timonium-hotel-md-21093/usatmmd

Red Roof Inn
https://www.redroof.com/property/Lutherville-Timonium/MD/21093/Hotels-close-to-Maryland-State-Fairgrounds-Goucher-College-I-83/RRI209/

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Agenda for National Conference: Baltimore Hub

8:00 AM – 9:00AM
Registration

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Introduction to the 2016 National Webcast Conference and the Local Hub – Icebreaker

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
The Next Generation Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model: How it could affect Bay TMDL Implementation

Speaker:
Rich Batiuk, Associate Director for Science, Analysis and Implementation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program

What You Should Know About TMDL Implementation

Speaker:
Robert Summers, Environmental Science Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc.

Crediting Stormwater Practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Speakers:
Tom Schueler, Executive Director, Chesapeake Stormwater Network
Cecilia Lane, Stormwater Coordinator, Chesapeake Stormwater Network

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM                
Break & Networking

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Overview of Pollution Prevention: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…
“Be the solution to stormwater pollution” or it will cost you.   From pet waste to leaf litter to dumpster juice, car wash water, plastic bags, and stormwater hotspots, learn what others are doing to educate, prevent, and enforce pollution prevention in their communities.

Speakers:
Karen Cappiella, Program Director, Research – Center for Watershed Protection
Neely Law, Senior Research Analyst – Center for Watershed Protection
Kara Pennino, Assistant Program Manager – Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative
Christopher Kibler, Environmental Protection Specialist – District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Overview of IDDE: A recap of IDDE investigations by CWP across the country
How does IDDE stack-up against other tools for meeting TMDL goals? Is this a missed opportunity for low-cost pollutant reductions? What is the prevalence of these “hidden sources of pollution?”

Speakers:
Bill Stack, Deputy Director of Programs – Center for Watershed Protection

Your choice of two concurrent sessions
1:30 PM – 2:40 PM IDDE from 3 perspectives; the municipality, the consulting community and the wastewater side
Types of discharges and characteristics, field screening techniques and equipment, parameters to screen for, measurable successes.   Hear about sewage sniffing dogs, sewershed studies, laterals and exfiltration.Speakers:
John Cox, Water Quality Manager – City of Durham, NC (Municipal Programs Case Study)

Dana Allen, Water Quality Specialist – Watershed Consulting Associates (Consultant Case Study)

Steve Jepsen, Principal, Dudek Engineering, Encinitas, CA (Wastewater Engineering Approach)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Retrospective on TMDL Implementation Plans

Speakers:
Brian Clevenger, Manager, Maryland Department of the Environment Sediment, Stormwater & Dam Safety Program

Baltimore City’s Perspective on TMDL Implementation

Speakers: Rosanna LaPlante, Section Chief, Baltimore City Department of Public Works

Anne Arundel County’s Perspective on TMDL Implementation

Speakers:
Erik Michelsen, Administrator, Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program

Talbot County’s Perspective on TMDL Implementation

Speakers:
Bill Wolinski, Environmental Engineer, Talbot County Department of Public Works

A Consultant’s View on TMDL Implementation

Speakers:
Bill Frost, Senior Water Resources Engineer, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Mike Pieper, Senior Environmental Scientist, KCI Technologies, Inc.

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM Breaking down barriers – Key Programmatic Issues
What does it take to integrate the waste water/stormwater programs. What role do NGO’s have? What are other key issues: enforcement, accounting, funding.Panel discussion:
All previous IDDE speakers
Jonathan Baker, Water Quality Specialist – City of Durham, NC (Municipal Programs Case Study)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Break & Networking 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break & Networking

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Overview of Post-Construction Stormwater Management
Current status of PC programs across the country, why is this the juggernaut of minimum measures? The terminology tug: BMPs, SMPs, LIDs, GI, etc. and overarching stormwater paradigms. Stormwater practices for new and redevelopment vs. retrofits of existing developed areas.

Speakers:
Dave Hirschman, Senior Water Resources Specialist – Center for Watershed Protection
Tom Hegemier, PE, Senior Project Manager – Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

4:30 PM – 5:10 PM
Let’s Start with Maintenance
How considerations of long-term maintenance will influence your front-end program decisions—know what you are getting in to. Review of common maintenance issues with BMPs, with particular emphasis on vegetated BMPs.

Speakers:
Ani Jayakaran PhD, PE, Associate Professor & LID Specialist – Washington State University – Extension (ANR Prog. Unit)
Curtis Hinman, Senior Scientist and Green Stormwater Infrastructure Specialist – Herrera Environmental Consultants

5:10 – 5:30
Local Hub Discussion/ Final Remarks

For the diehards choose from either

5:30 PM – 6:00PM
Overview of Special MS4s- Prisons, Campuses, Etc.
How are these MS4s treated in the regulatory process? What are unique considerations for special MS4s?Speaker:
Ted Brown, PE, Water Resources Engineer- Biohabitats
HAPPY HOUR
hosted by Bill Stack,
Executive Director of Programs,
Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.Location:
An Poitin Still
2323 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Master Planning and Avoiding a Thousand Cuts
How facility master planning can lead to efficiencies and better BMPs. What are opportunities to collaborate with surrounding MS4s/ communities?Speakers:
Sally Hoyt, Stormwater Engineer – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ben Chandler, Vice President & Senior Sustainability & Lean Consultant – Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
HAPPY HOUR
hosted by Bill Stack, Executive Director of Programs, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.

Location:
An Poitin Still
2323 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093