Pre-Conference Workshops

Earn more CEUs and further enhance your training by arriving to StormCon early and attending our interactive pre-conference workshops. Led by the most prominent minds in stormwater management, six pre-conference workshops are available this year.

All pre-conference workshops will take place on Monday, August 13, 2018. Or, for those interested in observing, inspecting, and reporting on existing construction site sediment and erosion control (S&EC) mitigation methods, you can also take advantage of a comprehensive CISEC Certification Program taking place on Sunday, August 12 and Monday, August 13, 2018.


BMP Selection to Improve Your Watershed

Monday August 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Selecting the right Best Management Practices (BMPs) is crucial for protecting and improving watersheds, but understanding the array of choices and the conditions in which different BMPs are most effective can seem overwhelming. This comprehensive workshop guides program managers and engineers through the criteria necessary for selection of the most effective BMPs for a project.

Instructor:

Stuart Stein, PE, DWRE and president of GKY and Associates

Planning for Effective Sediment and Erosion Control

Monday August 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

This class presents a “Hands-On” intermediate level course for those responsible to develop effective sediment and erosion control (S&EC) Plans that will be implemented on construction sites. Emphasis will be on understanding and technically identifying limitations of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that reduce the discharge of sediment and/or minimize erosion during runoff events.
Since course material will involve technical assessments, participants should possess the following pre-requisites.

  • Fundamental knowledge about sediment and erosion control.
  • Familiarity with BMPs commonly found on construction sites.
  • Fundamental background on mathematical and scientific principles.

Upon completion of this class, designers and reviewers will obtain additional insight and skills to develop plans for implementation on construction sites in a practical and cost effective manner.


Instructors:

Tina Evans,
PE, CPESC, CISEC,
HydroDynamics Inc.

Jerald S. Fifield,
Ph.D., PH, CPESC, CISEC &
President of HydroDynamics Inc.

Developing Street and Storm Drain Cleaning Programs

Monday August 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Street and storm drain cleaning activities can provide an important line of defense in reducing pollutant loading in urban runoff, however the many variables and conditions that exist in providing these services and documenting benefits can make program planning, execution, and evaluation challenging This one-day focused workshop provides jurisdictions a stepwise approach in developing an overall program for street sweeping and storm drain cleaning though activity plan.


Instructor:

Art Jenkins, PE, CSM, Stormwater Engineer, City of Spokane Valley, Washington

Fluvial Geomorphology and Stream Restoration

Monday August 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Between balancing the complex physical and biological elements and attaining needed improvements, stream restoration can be challenging. An integral aspect of stream restoration is the ability to see the watershed as an ever changing landscape that greatly influences the stream restoration methods and design. In this short course, we will go over these two main topics.


Instructor:

David T. Williams, PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC & President of David T. Williams and Associate

Repairing Entrenched and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Techniques and Case Studies

Monday August 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

This class is a must for Engineers, Hydrologists, Planners, and Ecologists who are challenged with Urban Stream “greening”, highway repair, and channel restoration. Learn from an experienced instructor, project designer, and builder with 40 years of experience. This workshop will introduce the methodologies and procedures for initiating, planning, analyzing, and ultimately designing and building long-term sustainable river and stream stabilization/rehabilitation projects. Innovative, environmentally sensitive, and cost-effective approaches to restoration will be discussed. Comprehensive case studies will be presented.


Instructor:

David Derrick, Potomologist & VP, River Research & Design, Inc.

Stormwater Pollution Modeling for LID, TMDL, and Retrofitting Analyses – An Overview of WinSLAMM

Monday August 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

This hands-on computer-based course will demonstrate how to use WinSLAMM to utilize source area stormwater controls to maintain or create a hydrologically functional landscape that mimics natural watersheds’ hydrologic functions (volume, frequency, recharge, and discharge). By integrating source area controls into site design, you can approach the pre-development site stability to retain water and pollutants.


Instructors:

John Voorhees, PE, PH, Senior Water Resources Engineer

James Bachhuber, PH,
Brown and Caldwell

Caroline Burger, P.E., Water Resource Engineer, Brown and Caldwell

Dr. Robert Pitt, Ph.D., P.E., Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems, University of Alabama