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Sunday, August 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - $195.00 / 4.0 PDHs

Green Infrastructure and LID Practice Construction Workshop

Make Sure Your BMPs are Constructed Properly: Green Infrastructure and LID Construction Inspection Training

Purpose: 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 been widely discussed and training has been provided by ASCE with a workshop offered at a previous EWRI LID Conference. Little guidance has been provided on properly constructing or inspecting the construction of green infrastructure or LID practices.

Instructors: Jason Wright, PE; Dan Christian, PE; Troy Dorman, PE; Brad Wardynski, PE, Tetra Tech; Bill Hunt, PE; Mitch Woodward, North Carolina State University; Karen Bishop, San Antonio River Authority

Sunday, August 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - $195.00 / 4.0 PDHs

Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Integrated Planning: Approaches and Tools to Achieve System Resiliency and Efficiency Workshop

Instructors: Scott Struck, M.ASCE; Adrienne Nemura, P.E., M.ASCE; Andrea Braga, P.E., M.ASCE; Kevin Koryto, EIT, A.M.ASC; Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Purpose: Municipalities engaging in integrated planning can leverage the multiple benefits of comprehensive solutions such as green infrastructure to address both wastewater and stormwater programmatic objectives. However, integrated planning efforts can be a daunting task due to a lack of precedent and uncertainty in approach and anticipated outcomes. This workshop geared towards municipal and design professionals, will provide attendees with and understanding of integrated planning approaches and tools to consider when thinking about whether an integrated plan is right for you.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. - $195.00 / 4.0 PDHs

Municipal Stormwater Program Development Workshop

Implementing Green Infrastructure and LID Isn’t Just About Construction: Developing a Green Infrastructure Focused Stormwater Program From the Beginning

Instructors: Troy Dorman, PE; Jason Wright, PE; Jonathan Smith, PE; Mike Clar, PE; Kimberly Brewer, A.I.C.P., Tetra Tech; Karen Bishop, San Antonio River Authority; Kevin Boyer, City of Raleigh

Purpose: Green infrastructure and Low Impact Development have been adopted by many communities and municipalities as an effective approach to stormwater management. The communities that have not adopted or integrated green infrastructure or LID into their stormwater programs are often encouraged to by local, state, and federal regulators. Even areas where there is not pressure or requirements from regulators, often the public, and even some developers, are encouraging municipalities to allow or support green infrastructure because of the economic and social benefits.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. - $195.00 / 4.0 PDHs

Quantifying Stormwater Benefits of Urban Forest Systems Using Public-domain Software

Instructor: Eric Kuehler, USDA Forest Service

Purpose: Urban forest systems are comprised of trees, shrubs, and soil collectively. These systems reduce significant amounts of stormwater runoff volume. Public-domain and on-line tools are available to help quantify the volume reduction by urban forests. This half-day workshop will demonstrate the use of these tools for estimating stormwater volume reduction, discuss the data needs for each tool, and review how the tools calculate these benefits.

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