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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. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

New! If you have to miss a 2014 live webcast, you can purchase and view it within 60 days of the original airing, including individual webcasts that are part of a series. 

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.

“Keep doing these webinars that describe people's approaches, successes and challenges. We all benefit from this information!”

– Participant, Combining Green & Grey in CSOs

“This was a great webcast.  Thanks again.  Excellent and very relevant information!!”

– Participant, Combining Green & Grey in CSOs

“Great job fostering discussions on a challenging subject that is placing many communities in financing hardship.”

–Participant, Stormwater Trading

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Sponsored by Arcadis U.S.

Series 1, Session 3: BMP Maintenance

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)

Laurel Williamson, Stormwater and Watershed Planner, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA)

Dates: May 21, 2014 • Time 1-3pm EST

Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs)

Registration: Closed  
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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Sponsored by Ernst Conservation Seeds

How To Pick The Right Vegetation for Bioretention & Its Cousins

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)

Registration: Closed 
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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FREE WEBCASTwebcast

Stormwater Offset and Banking to Encourage Smart Growth and Meet Water Quality Goals

bobble tail clown fish coin piggy bank-2Speakers: Bill Stack, P.E., Deputy Director of Programs, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Ellicott City, MD)
Daniel Nees, Senior Research Associate, Environmental Finance Center, University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
Joe Battiata, P.E., Senior Water Resources Engineer, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (Richmond, VA)

Date - Wednesday, August 6, 2014    12:00pm to 1:30pm EST 

Stormwater offset and banking programs are an avenue for local governments and states to support their water quality goals. This webcast explores this issue to include decades of research on the topic, recent case studies that demonstrate the usefulness of stormwater offsets and banking programs, and provides tips for communities to implement the findings. Join us to discuss our experience with stormwater offsets and banking programs and hear from the experts in the field. This webcast focuses on the Chesapeake Bay area. 

Credits  1.5 PDHs
Price    FREE

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Sponsored by Arcadis U.S.

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, Program Manager, Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, Anne Arundel County Government, MD, (Annapolis, MD)

Rich Starr- Division Chief Habitat Restoration and Assessment, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service (Annapolis, MD)

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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Sponsored by Arcadis U.S.

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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