Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series
Since 2009, the Center has been providing high quality webcasts for stormwater and watershed professionals. Over that timespan an estimated 21,000 professionals have participated in the Center’s webcasts. Click here for a list of past webcasts (free for viewing by CWPA members).
2018 Webcast Series
All webcasts start times are Eastern Time.
If you have to miss a 2018 live webcast, you can purchase and view it within 60 days of the original airing.
Webcast 1: Stream and BMP Monitoring
March 21, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
In today’s regulatory environment it is no longer enough just to install stormwater practices and hope they are doing a good job. Now we need to monitor practices to assess their effectiveness at treating runoff and evaluate their pollutant removal efficiencies. Specific numeric goals in TMDL’s and other regulations mean that documenting real-world performance has taken on an important role in the daily functions of the stormwater and watershed professional. In this webcast we will look how some communities have responded to the increased need to document BMP performance and present case studies of monitoring design and results.
Webcast 2: Bioretention Design Modifications
May 16, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
Bioretention is a popular stormwater practice in many areas, and there have been many advances in the design, installation, and maintenance of this practice. What can we learn from these experiences, and what does recent research have to teach us about enhancing pollutant removal and runoff volume reduction? This webcast will cover design, installation, and maintenance considerations with bioretention, and look at changes that can help this practice address things like habitat and water quality.
Webcast 3: Retrofitting the Urban Environment: What’s New?
June 20, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
Watershed professionals face many unique challenges when integrating effective stormwater management into our urban landscapes, streetscapes, and other elements of the built environment. This webcast will explore the unique stormwater design approach for applying stormwater management criteria on urban lands, and profile innovative stormwater practices adapted to the ultra-urban setting. Case studies will explore the lessons learned from implementing practices in these densely developed areas.
Webcast 4: Stormwater and Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Systems
September 12, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
Many older cities in the United States still use combined sewer systems, which carry both sewage and stormwater in the same pipe to treatment facilities that remove pollutants before releasing it into nearby waterways. Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) can occur when these systems are overwhelmed due to large amounts of precipitation or blockages in the system, resulting in direct discharge of untreated water directly into streams and rivers.
One method to reduce CSOs is by reducing the amount of stormwater runoff volume entering the system. Stormwater practices including Green Infrastructure (GI) can be used to infiltrate precipitation and provide runoff reduction helping to reduce the incidence of overflow. In this webcast we will look at some of the most common GI practices that can be used and some case studies from communities using these practices to help to address CSOs.
Webcast 5: Innovations in Stream Restoration Design and Construction
October 10, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
Stream restoration has been used for many years and with various objectives and outcomes. As the use of stream restoration has become more widespread, restoration professionals have gathered experience and knowledge on the techniques that are better suited for use based on geographically area or climatic conditions. This webcast will explore several case studies where changes in stream design or construction were necessary to address local conditions and how those modifications may be applied in other locations to create a successful project.
Webcast 6: It Ain’t Easy Getting Green: Incentivizing Watershed Programs
November 14, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST
The webcast will present an overview of water quality funding strategies throughout the United States with a look back at historical approaches to appreciate our need to look ahead in the adoption of alternative approaches. Two case studies will present how an East Coast city is implementing urban stormwater credit trading and how a West Coast utility is achieving funding resilience for watershed programs.
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