Calendar

Sep
24
Sat
WEFTEC 2016 Stormwater Congress
Sep 24 – Sep 28 all-day

Access more than 30 specifically-tailored, stormwater technical sessions and workshops on:

  • Regulations and policies
  • Flood impacts and mitigation
  • Benefits of green infrastructure
  • Stormwater and transportation systems
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Research in stormwater
  • Stormwater financing and funding strategies, and much more!

Learn from additional WEFTEC programming covering the entire water sector.

Experience the Stormwater Pavilion, located on the WEFTEC exhibition floor, filled exclusively with stormwater exhibitors. The pavilion also includes a theater featuring numerous presentations, discussions and networking opportunities.

Oct
2
Sun
18th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 12:30 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, in partnership with Texas A&M University in Kingsville, the City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), and States in Region 6, is hosting the 18th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference on October 2 – 6, 2016, at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown HotelExit, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

This conference will address and discuss the various issues and challenges of managing municipal stormwater, as well as new and upcoming rules and regulations.

Registration: With the registration, attendees will be able to attend the Early Bird Workshops and Stormwater 101 classes on Monday, the EPA Region 6 Outstanding GI/LID Project Competition, the field trips and inspection site visits, the general panels, and all presentations from Monday through Thursday.

Oct
26
Wed
Webcast: Water Quality Crediting for Stream Restoration Projects
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stream restoration provides many benefits to ecosystems and communities in both urban and rural areas. Stream restoration projects may also provide pollutant trading and mitigation opportunities. WE&RF recently sponsored development of water quality crediting guidance for stream restoration projects. The guidance provides a general technical framework for quantifying the water quality benefits of a specific suite of stream restoration practices, focusing on sediment and nutrients. The four practices addressed include stream stabilization, riparian buffers, in-stream enhancement, and floodplain re-connection. The general technical considerations and challenges for developing stream restoration credits are discussed, along with guidance for credit development and information related to verification and monitoring of stream restoration projects.

This web seminar will provide an overview of the recently published crediting guidance. A framework for assigning credits for each of the four stream restoration practice groups will be discussed, including background information, project information/data requirements, regional geomorphic considerations, longevity and response time, uncertainty and simplifying assumptions, and recommended crediting approach. Concepts such as applicable credit area, safety factors (i.e., credit multipliers), credit life, and tracking and accounting will also be addressed.

Dec
6
Tue
Webcast: Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Remand Rule
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the final Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit Remand Rule on November 17, 2016.

EPA released a pre-publication version of the final rule, EPA’s fact sheet summary of the rule, and a mark-up version of the changes to the Phase II stormwater rule. To view and download copies of these documents, visit EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater-rules-and-notices#proposed.

The final rule is anticipated to be formally published in the Federal Register during the week of November 28, 2016. The final rule will be effective 30 days following the publication date in the Federal Register. Once the official Federal Register Notice is published, EPA’s response to comment document will be viewable at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2015–0671.

EPA requested public comments regarding three potential options for how the MS4 Phase II program might be implemented.

This webcast will discuss the MS4 Remand Rule and its potential impacts to communities throughout the U.S. We are pleased to announce that our feature speaker will be from EPA, and be available to address questions.

For additional information regarding the remand rule and WEF’s comments, please contact Chris French at 703-684-2423 or cfrench@wef.org.

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