Pre-Conference Workshops


BMP Selection to Improve Your Watershed

Monday August 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Course Description:
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 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Course Description:
This one-day class presents “Hands-On” intermediate level material for designers and reviewers responsible for developing effective sediment and erosion control (S&EC) Plans. By assessing an actual project site, review and technical evaluations of Best Management Practices (BMPs) will be conducted for their likelihood to minimize erosion or to reduce the discharge of sediment from construction sites.

It is recommended that participants possess at least the following pre-requisites for this intermediate level professional course.

  • Fundamental knowledge about sediment and erosion control concepts.
  • A good understanding of BMPs used on construction sites.
  • Fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

Upon completion of this class, S&EC Plan designers and reviewers will obtain additional insight and skills to assist them with developing effective plans for implementation on construction sites. In addition, they will be updating their professional skills to be more accountable for their submittals and/or reviews.


Instructors:

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

Jerald Fifield,
Ph.D., CISEC
President at HydroDynamics, Inc.

Repairing Entrenched and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Techniques & Case Studies Natural Channel Design and Bioengineering

Monday August 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Course Description:
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 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 CEU
Fee: $300.00

Course Description:
This is a hands-on, computer-based course. The 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, the designer can assess the pre-development and post-development/managed site’s runoff volume and annual pollutant loads.


Instructors:

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

James Bachhuber, PH,
Brown and Caldwell

Douglas Joachim, P.E., Water Resources Engineer, Brown and Caldwell