Calendar

Mar
29
Wed
Webcast: The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: Flexible Funding for the Urban Tree Canopy
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Since its inception, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program has provided over $118 billion to projects nationwide, making it EPA’s largest source of funding for water quality. While the CWSRF has traditionally funded publicly-owned treatment works, it can also fund green infrastructure including tree planting and land acquisition for water quality improvement and protection. Attendees will learn about how the CWSRF can be used as a funding source for green infrastructure and urban forestry projects—a cost effective way to reduce combined sewage flooding problems.

  • Heather Knizhnik of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection will provide an overview of the CWSRF program in New Jersey and how they support green infrastructure projects.
  • Andy Kricun of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority will discuss the Camden SMART Initiative and how the city of Camden, NJ utilized the CWSRF as well as an innovative partnership to manage the city’s stormwater.
  • Jessica Franzini with the NJ Tree Foundation will discuss their role in the partnership and highlight several of the projects made possible with CWSRF funding.


Please use the information below to connect to the webinar:

  1. FIRST TIME USERS: Make sure you are able to access Adobe Connect. Ensure you have a good Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player 11.2 or higher. You may connect to the web meeting via PC/laptop, Mondopad, and Android or Apple mobile devices (with the free Adobe Connect mobile app). You may TEST your connection prior to the forum by running the Adobe Connect Test (https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm). NOTE: you do not need the Adobe Connect add-in.
  2. To connect to the webinar, go to https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/spf-ucf/ at the appropriate day and time. Registration isn’t required, but space is limited. Adobe Connect can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees. Therefore, space will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.
  3. AUDIO will be broadcast through your computer. Captioning will be provided.
  4. TROUBLESHOOTING Unable to join the meeting? Call Adobe Connect at 1-800-422-3623.

 Questions about this webinar should be directed to Kelly Tucker at tucker.kelly@epa.gov. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

EPA Star Grants: Moving Green Infrastructure Forward
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Attending the webcast is free but registration is required. Click on the link above to register for the webcast and learn more about our speakers and their research. Please note if you were registered for this webcast previously you will need to re-register in order to attend on March 29th. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webcast will be available on our website.

EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program funds research grants in numerous environmental programs, including stormwater management. This webcast presents the work of successful STAR grantees who partnered with EPA to pursue research in support of green infrastructure implementation. Featured speakers include Don Katnik and Amanda Shearin with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, who will illustrate how urban planners can use geospatial information systems to map regional development for the purpose of preserving and enhancing green infrastructure. In addition, Robert Traver and Cara Albright with Villanova University will focus on the performance monitoring of urban green infrastructure practices in Philadelphia. EPA’s STAR grants continue to engage the nation’s scientists and engineers in targeted research to support the next generation of green infrastructure practices.

May
11
Thu
Webcast: DC Water’s Environmental Impact Bond
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of the first ever Environmental Impact Bond (EIB). This new “Pay for Success” financing structure was developed by DC Water to privately fund the construction of green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff as part of DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project. The EIB is structured to limit financial risk to DC Water if the performance of the green infrastructure is less than anticipated and financially reward investors if the performance exceeds expectations.

Presenter: Eric Letsinger, CEO, Quantified Ventures

May
16
Tue
FHWA & WE&RF Webcast: Part 2: Overview of Stochastic Empirical Dilution Model (SELDM) and Linkage with Stormwater BMP Database
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Greg Granato, U.S. Geological Survey

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is collaborating with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) to conduct a webinar series that should be of interest to you and others in the community.

The topic of this series of three short, but informative sessions is: Integrated Stormwater Management for Highway and Transportation Sector: Database and Modeling Tool.

The webinars will be held from 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET on April 18th, May 16th, and June 22nd, 2017. All three events are free

May
18
Thu
CWEA Stormwater Committee 2017 Spring Seminar
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Lessons Learned in Restoration & Program Implementation: From Program Startup to Innovations in BMP Design

This year’s Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) Spring Stormwater Seminar will provide attendees the opportunity for peer-to-peer information exchange with representatives of regulated stormwater programs to learnhow MS4s are meeting the daunting challenge of meeting NPDES and Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements within a short timeframe and provide lessons learned.

PDHs will be awarded.

Visit the seminar’s details and registration page for more info.

Cost

  • $80 CWEA Members/$90 Non-members
  • $30 Government and Student Rate (w/ID)
  • After May 5: $95 Members /$105 Non-members
May
23
Tue
Webcast: Washington DC’s Stormwater Retention Credit Program
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide a deep dive into DC’s Department of Energy and Environment Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) Program. The SRC program, established on July 19, 2013, is the first of its kind in the nation. The program creates a market for voluntary stormwater retrofits in Washington DC. The program allows regulated sites to meet their obligations by buying SRCs from unregulated properties elsewhere in the city. Other District properties generate SRCs by exceeding their own regulatory requirements or voluntarily installing retention infrastructure such as green roofs and rain gardens. The SRC market provides flexible and cost-effective compliance options for the regulated community as well as financial incentives to voluntarily increase stormwater retention in the District.

Presenter: Brian Van Wye, DC Department of Energy and Environment

May
31
Wed
Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

As local governments struggle to address aging infrastructure and capacity issues, opportunities exist to transition away from grey to green infrastructure. Communities across the Great Lakes basin are pushing their integrated stormwater management to the next level and using green infrastructure to minimize flooding risks by decreasing surface runoff into lakes and streams.

The Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal of protecting the surface waters in the Great Lakes region. The time is right for a comprehensive look at this important topic of taking stormwater management into the 21st century. The conference location in Detroit is in the middle of the Great Lakes chain and at the forefront of many innovative green infrastructure projects.

This conference is intended for engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, government officials (local, state, provincial, and federal), developers, planners, academia, drain and road agencies, conservation and non-profit organizations, and interest groups from the Great Lakes basin in Canada and the U.S., who are working on integrated stormwater management and green infrastructure.

Save $55 by registering before May 12

Here’s why YOU should be there

Find solutions on integrated stormwater management and get up-to-date information on green infrastructure technology, economics, local government/public works, and multijurisdictional/regional scale from experts around the Great Lakes region.

Network with key leaders, clients, and potential customers.

Be inspired by our world class keynote speakers!

  • Adam Freed, Principal, Sustainability Practice, Bloomberg Associates
  • Andy Reese, Vice President, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure
  • Palencia Mobley, Deputy Director/Chief Engineer, Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept.
  • Jon Allan, Director, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes

Choose from over 130 concurrent technical presentations delivered by experts around the world.

Visit with exhibitors featuring emerging technologies, services, products and more.

Earn continuing education credits for your professional development.

It’s affordable – regular 2-day registration fee is only $295 (through May 12).

Check out tours of green infrastructure projects across metro Detroit. Choose from the Ford Rouge plant, RecoveryPark/LEAP Urban Vacant Lot Greening/Eastern Market, CSO Control with Detroit Water and Sewer Department/University of Michigan/Tetra Tech Inc., Lawrence Technological University, and Downtown Detroit Local Bike Tour.

Explore Detroit – recently named one of 6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover by National Geographic.

Jun
15
Thu
WEF Stormwater Seminar (co-located with ICA 2017)
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

Co-located with ICA2017, WEF will host a 2-day Stormwater Seminar, June 15-16, on the use of smart systems/big data for innovative approaches to stormwater management.

Get more details on the WEF Stormwater Seminar as well as view a PDF of an updated seminar agenda.

All sewer system related presentations for ICA2017 have been put on Wednesday, June 13, to form a nice bridge with the subsequent WEF Stormwater Seminar (so people attending the seminar can pick this day from the ICA conference program as well).

Jun
22
Thu
FHWA & WE&RF Webcast: Part 3: Application of Stochastic Empirical Dilution Model (SELDM) in the Transportation and Highway Stormwater Projects
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Greg Granato, U.S. Geological Survey and William Fletcher, Oregon Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is collaborating with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) to conduct a webinar series that should be of interest to you and others in the community.

The topic of this series of three short, but informative sessions is: Integrated Stormwater Management for Highway and Transportation Sector: Database and Modeling Tool.

The webinars will be held from 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET on April 18th, May 16th, and June 22nd, 2017. All three events are free

Sep
30
Sat
WEFTEC 2017
Sep 30 – Oct 4 all-day

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking among registrants.