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Since 2009, the Center has been providing high quality webcasts for stormwater and watershed professionals. Over the past six years, an estimated 17,000 professionals have participated in the Center’s webcasts.

If you have to miss a 2016 live webcast, you can purchase and view it within 60 days of the original airing.

2016 Webcast Series

Webcast 1: Surviving a MS4 Compliance Audit

March 16, 2016, 1-2:30 PM EST

EPA and its regional offices are ramping up efforts to conduct audits of both Phase 1 and Phase 2 MS4 communities.  Preparing for and doing well in an audit is not just a matter of “passing the test,” but actually improving your program and doing a better job of protecting your receiving waters.  In this webcast, you’ll learn from various parties on what to expect before, during and after the audit, how to best prepare your team for an audit and how to get the most out of the experience.


Webcast 2: Education Programs to Enhance Pollutant Removal

May 18, 2016, 1-2:30 PM EST

Non-structural BMPs are an important tool in addressing pollution sources, but are often an afterthought. Most of this is due to the struggle in assigning pollution reduction values to practices that are difficult to monitor, such as pet waste management or lawn care education. In this webcast we will look at some behaviors that are traditionally addressed through public education, methods for calculating pollutants generated by these behaviors, and tips on the messages residents need to hear to get the most “bang for the buck” from education efforts.


Webcast 3:  Green Infrastructure, Green Jobs: The Latest Trends

June 15, 2016, 1-2:30 PM EST

Many existing workforce development and employment programs are expanding to incorporate installation and maintenance of green infrastructure practices. In order to address this trend, national certification standards for green infrastructure job trainees can serve to ensure quality installation and maintenance practices while enhancing a person’s chances for employment in the field. This webcast will feature the latest information on the progress of developing those standards, and will highlight best practices for program development, as well as critical lessons learned.


Webcast 4: Incentivizing BMP Installation in Communities with Stormwater Utilities

September 14, 2016, 1-2:30 PM EST

Many communities have elected to create stormwater utilities as a way to fund programs to install and maintain treatment practices. This works well for public properties and new development and redevelopment sites where compliance may be required.  But how do we get private property owners to install practices on residential lots and at already-developed commercial or institutional properties? This webcast will look at how communities have addressed the need to have homeowners participate in stormwater management and some incentive and financial methods used to encourage the use of small scale on-lot green infrastructure practices to reduce runoff and pollutant loading.


Webcast 5: Retrofitting Revisited: Forward Into the Past

October 12, 2016, 1-2:30 PM EST

This webcast will focus on the restoration of urban and suburban watersheds through stormwater retrofitting. In particular, we will revisit some past case studies highlighted in earlier webcasts and discuss the design and implementation of stormwater retrofit practices, how the retrofits have been performing, and what lessons were learned during the process. The webcast will also provide information about the cost and pollutant removal performance of stormwater retrofits.


Webcast 6: Non-Traditional MS4s

November 16, 2016, 1-2:30 PM EST

Some MS4s have their own unique characteristics that make developing a stormwater plan a challenge. Examples of non-traditional MS4s include college campuses, airports, and prisons. This webcast will look at how these special MS4s are treated in the regulatory process, and examine unique considerations for successful planning.