Webinar: EPA’s Storm Water Management Model
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar will introduce the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM).  SWMM is used throughout the world for planning, analysis, and design related to stormwater runoff, combined and sanitary sewers, and other drainage systems in urban areas. There are many applications for drainage systems in non-urban areas as well. SWMM is a dynamic hydrology-hydraulic water quality simulation model. It is used for single event or long-term (continuous) simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas. The runoff component operates on a collection of sub-catchment areas that receive precipitation and generate runoff and pollutant loads. The routing portion transports this runoff through a system of pipes, channels, storage/treatment devices, pumps, and regulators. SWMM tracks the quantity and quality of runoff made within each sub-catchment. It tracks the flow rate, flow depth, and quality of water in each pipe and channel during a simulation period made up of multiple time steps. SWMM 5 has been extended to model the hydrologic performance of specific types of low impact development (LID) controls.



You must register in advance to participate in this free Webinar.


NGICP Train the Trainer Workshop – West Coast
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm

Help meet certification training needs of NGICP partners and training sites, or develop your own licensed, training program, through this Train-the-Trainer course.

The last day to apply is March 1, 2018.

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Workshop Schedule

  • Wednesday, March 7 – 8 am to 5 pm PST
  • Thursday, March 8 – 8 am to 5 pm PST
  • Friday, March 9 – 8 am to noon PST


 Trainer Qualifications:

All NGICP approved trainers must possess two of the following three qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor of science degree in water resource management or environmental science
  • Minimum 35 hours of experience as a trainer for hands-on, adult learning courses
  • Direct experience in stormwater green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, or maintenance

Course Details:

The NGICP Trainer course covers a broad range of topics to prepare you as an NGICP approved trainer:

  • NGICP curriculum, slides, interactive activities, field visits, etc.;
  • NGICP policies and procedures;
  • NGICP exam structure, format, blueprint;
  • Basics of adult learning; and
  • Lessons learned from previous training to help candidates successfully pass the NGICP exam.
NGICP Certification Training Course and Exam
Mar 19 – Mar 23 all-day
NGICP Certification Training Course and Exam @ Charles Houston Recreation Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

This 5 day workshop will cover GI construction, inspection, and maintenance; and will include an administered NGICP exam.

Registration closes Monday, March 12, 2018.
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  • Schedule
    Exam Training: March 19th – 22nd, 8:00am – 5pm and March 23rd, 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Exam Date: March 23rd, 12:30pm – 4:15pm

Course Details
NGICP represents the standard for national certification of green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. This course prepares participants to demonstrate their competency in in the following green infrastructure areas:

  • bioretention (rain gardens, bioretention cells, curb extensions/bulb-outs, bioswales, stormwater planters),
  • rainwater harvesting (rain barrels and cisterns),
  • permeable pavements (porous concrete, pervious asphalt and permeable pavers),
  • green roofs and blue roofs,
  • dry wells and stormwater wetlands.
Master Pond Manager achievement course
Mar 21 @ 8:42 pm – 9:42 pm

The Master Pond Manager (MPM) achievement course is designed to teach participants a wide range of pond management knowledge and skills. As a “hybrid” course combining online and face-to-face learning, it will incorporate self-paced lectures, discussion, quizzes, and other web-based methods of participant-instructor interaction, along with hands-on participation activities in the field.

The Spring 2018 course begin March 21 online and runs through May, with in-person field days held in the Charleston, S.C., area on May 9 and 10.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received by Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Payment must be received by Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in order to ensure your place as a participant in the course. Course is limited to 30 participants.

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Leading-Edge Stormwater Financing Webinar Series: Success with Stormwater Fees
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 Successful examples of stormwater fees across the country

You are invited to attend a webinar co-hosted by EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center and the Water Environment Federation. This webinar will provide specific successful and leading-edge examples of how communities have supported their stormwater programs using stormwater fees.

Hear about successes, challenges, and lessons learned from stormwater fees from speakers in Philadelphia, Santa Monica, and Abilene Texas. Come with questions and hear discussion about this innovative series of stormwater financing practices.


  • Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA
    • Philip Pickering, Engineering Supervisor, Stormwater Incentives Program
    • Mike Romankiewicz, GIS Supervisor, Stormwater Billing Program
  • City of Santa Monica, CA
    • Neal Shapiro, Watershed Management Program Coordinator
    • Curtis Castle, Principal Civil Engineer
  • City of Abilene, Texas
    • Srinivas Valavala, Stormwater Services Administrator, Stormwater Services Division

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Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

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WEFTEC® is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, providing extensive educational opportunities and unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services.

2018 TNSA Conference
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day

“Celebrating 10 years of Shimmering Success!”

Our speakers and participants will come from across Tennessee with a focus on MS4 Permit Compliance and MS4 Programs. All help to create an event that informs, instructs and motivates stormwater, erosion control and watershed management practitioners, professionals, and government officials. The conference organizers encourage a professional atmosphere and anticipate a range of participating entities such as local and state government stormwater managers, environmental, engineering and legal consulting firms, research organizations, and watershed groups.

Registration Fees

  • TNSA Member Registration Early Bird Rate: $200 (Sept 1. regular rate $225)
  • Non-Member Registration Early Bird Rate: $250 (Sept 1. regular rate $275)

Call for Abstracts open until May 31

NGICP Training Session
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm

Landscaping, city planning, public works, and stormwater managing can all benefit from the knowledge and skills to ensure green infrastructure projects are installed and maintained properly to support long-term performance and positive impact on the communities. Certification increases your competitiveness in the job market, and provides a pathway to higher-paying positions.

The training is 35 hours and includes approximately 25 hours of classroom time (lecture and interactive exercises) and 10 hours of field visits to green infrastructure sites.

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NGICP Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm

Workshop Schedule

  • Friday, February 15 – 8 am to 5 pm CST
  • Saturday, February 16 – 8 am to 5 pm CST
  • Sunday, February 17 – 8 am to noon CST


Trainer Qualifications

All participants applying to become an NGICP approved trainer must possess two of the following three qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor of science degree in water resource management or environmental science
  • Minimum 35 hours of experience as a trainer for hands-on, adult learning courses
  • Direct experience in Stormwater Green Infrastructure(GI) construction, inspection, or maintenance

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NGICP – Green Infrastructure Training & Certification Exam
Mar 9 – Apr 27 all-day

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Registration (Registration is separate for Training & Exam – MUST register for BOTH)
The training is provided by Dana Brown & Associates, Inc., a licensed NGICP trainer. Any questions regarding the training, can be directed to Blake Crow at or 504-858-1048.

Exam Training: Saturdays in March (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) and April (6th, 13th) from  8:00am – 2:00pm
Exam Date: April 27th, 9:00am – 12:00pm