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Emerging Trends in Stormwater BMPs - March 31, 2017

Links: Agenda - Continuing Education - Speakers

A dedicated link with presentations and contact lists is included on the notes pages of your Seminar notebook

This single-day seminar offered an outstanding opportunity to learn from experts who presented a comprehensive overview of new and emerging trends in stormwater Best Management Practices, Low Impact Development techniques and Green Infrastructure policies.  The seminar guided stormwater managers and engineers through the criteria necessary to make the right selection of BMPs, and LID and Green Infrastructure practices.  Specific subjects included:

  • Regulatory Background - BMPs and LID within the context of current and evolving NPDES and TMDL requirements.

  • BMP and LID Types - Constructed Wetlands, Proprietary BMPs, Alum Ponds, Filters, Infiltration/Exfiltration Trenches, Street Sweeping, Aesthetic Considerations and others!

  • Case Studies - Practical examples of both large and small jurisdiction’s approaches to BMPs and LID will be discussed.

  • Monitoring and Inspections - Monitoring BMPs for Dissolved and Gross Pollutants, First Flush, maintenance and performance.

  • New Development versus Retrofitting.

  • Pollutants - Types, Sources, Loading and Removal Mechanisms.

  • Pollutant Removal Calculations for BMP/LID - Modeling, Treatment Trains, Spreadsheets, Pre- versus Post-Pollutant Loading Calculations and Design.

  • Public Education – New public education programs and other approaches to source control.

  • Selection Criteria - Aesthetic Design, Land Availability, Soil Types, Groundwater Level, Construction and Maintenance Requirements and Costs, Removal Efficiency, etc.


  • Doug Beisch, PE, Principal, Stantec
  • Jeff Herr, PE, DWRE, National Stormwater Leader, Brown and Caldwell
  • Sam Amerson, PE, Director of Public Works, City of Stuart, FL
  • Eric W Larson, PE, Director, Environmental Engineering & Land Management, Beaufort County, SC

Who Attend?
Over 120 local and state engineers and stormwater managers, directors of public works, policy-makers and regulators; civil and environmental engineers, landscape architects and consultants; and, environmentalists and interested citizens.

Continuing Education
Professional Engineers that attended the seminar and completed the required form onsite are eligible for up to six (6) continuing education credits.  SESWA is an approved Professional Engineer (PE) continuing education provider for Alabama, Florida (#0004288), Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Certificates of attendance will be emailed to registrants.

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