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Workshops


  • All workshops take place on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

    FEES for all courses

    Member: $195 (ADV) | $295 (OS) 
    Non-Member: $245 (ADV) | $345 (OS) 

    PDHs for all courses: 4 PDHs per course

    GREEN ROOF DESIGN  

     8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    **** THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELED ****

    Permeable Pavement Design, Installation and Maintenance 

    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    **** THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELED ****

    Green Infrastructure and LID Construction and Inspection Training 

    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Make Sure Your BMPs are Constructed Properly.
    Design of green infrastructure or Low Impact Development practices are only a part of properly managing stormwater runoff.  If the practices are not properly constructed and maintained they will not function as they are designed.  Maintenance of green infrastructure and LID practices have been widely discussed and training has been provided by ASCE. However, little guidance has been provided on properly constructing or inspecting the construction of green infrastructure or LID practices. There are many variables, including construction practices and materials, that can have a significant impact on the performance and function of green infrastructure practices. For example, compaction of the subgrade can have a significant impact on infiltration and overall performance of bioretention areas and permeable pavement and should be avoided. Materials used in the construction can also have a significant impact. It is important to have a trained person onsite who can determine if gravel has been washed and free of fines and if the bioretention soil media contains the amount and quality of organic material specified in the construction documents.  

    This workshop will discuss the proper phasing of construction, inspection of materials upon delivery, a multitude of proper construction practices, and field testing and verification to ensure green infrastructure and LID practices are properly constructed and function as they are designed.  View course agenda

    Municipal Stormwater Program Development 

    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    **** THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELED ****

    Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals With WinSLAMM

    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    The use of WinSLAMM and long-term local rainfall data along with soils, land use, source area, and other watershed factors is used to quantify pollutant sources in urban watersheds; predict the performance and impact of stormwater management program elements; and estimate the effectiveness of stormwater control practices. WinSLAMM contains a broad range of stormwater controls including development characteristics, public works practices (street cleaning, catchbasin cleaning, hydrodynamic separators, etc.), a broad range of infiltration and biofiltration controls, sedimentation controls and filter media treatment.

    This short workshop will focus on the following stormwater controls: grass swales and filter strips, bioinfiltration, porous pavement, and wet detention facilities. New features of the model will be introduced, including ArcSLAMM that allows integration of GIS mapping and land use information, and design guidance on selecting the magnitude of some of the controls needed to meet specific objectives.

    A complimentary review version of the model will be available to registered attendees to set up on their laptops before the workshop (information will be emailed before the class). This workshop is intended to be hands-on; please bring a laptop with you to fully participate! View course agenda

    Gravel Wetland Design Workshop

    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    The subsurface gravel wetland is a recent innovation in Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater design. It approximates the look and function of a natural wetland, effectively removing sediments and other pollutants commonly found in runoff, while enhancing the visual appeal of the landscape and adding buffers or greenscape to urban areas.

    This workshop provides stormwater management professionals with the most up to date characteristics of successful subsurface gravel wetland systems and updates participants on the mechanics and design characteristics of hybrid components such and internal storage reservoirs that can be used to enhance other green infrastructure controls such as bioretention systems.  View course agenda

    FEES for all courses

    Member: $195 (ADV) | $295 (OS) 
    Non-Member: $245 (ADV) | $345 (OS) 

    **** LATEST ADDITION ****

    Monday, August 29, 2016
    1:00 – 4:45 p.m.

    Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) 

    Author:  Naomi E. Detenbeck, PhD – Ecologist, US EPA Atlantic Eco. Div.
    Alisa Morrison, Narragansett, RI – ORISE @ US EPA Atlantic Ecology Division

    To assist communities in the evaluation of green infrastructure, low impact development, and land conservation practices as part of an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) supported the development of the Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST). WMOST is based on a recent integrated watershed management optimization model (Zoltay et al. 2010) that was created to allow water resource managers to evaluate a broad range of technical, economic, and policy management options within a watershed. This model includes evaluation of conservation of undeveloped land for source water protection and infiltration of stormwater, green infrastructure stormwater best management practices (BMPs) to increase infiltration on developed lands, and other water-related management options in drinking water and wastewater programs. 

    Version 2 of WMOST focuses on management options for water quantity endpoints. WMOST is implemented with a user-friendly interface in Excel for data input and output display, supported by VBA coding with linear optimization accomplished through linkage to LP-solver. This workshop will provide an overview of the concept of integrated water management, a description of problem formulation in WMOST, an overview of available data sources, an in-depth view of the hydrology, BMP, water resources, and flooding modules within WMOST and example case studies.  If time permits, we will also discuss the latest developments in WMOST version 3, including a water quality module and climate change module to facilitate robust decision-making.  Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on training with WMOST using data from existing case studies.  Participants must provide their own laptops for computer exercises with a copy of either MS Office Excel 2010 or 2013.  Links to software and manuals will be provided for participants to load prior to the workshop.

    (This session is free of charge and will not require advance sign-up)

    PDHs for all courses: 4 PDHs per course


COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

AAWRE CDM Smith logo Chesapeake Stormwater Network Green Roofs for Healthy Cities LID Center Maine Department of Environmental Protection NEWEA Logo New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission New England Stormwater Collaborative New Hampshire Department of Transportation Northern New England Chapter of American Planning Association UNH Stormwater Center Waterstone Engineering sponsor logo