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Emerging Trends in Stormwater BMPs - March 31, 2017

Links: Agenda - Continuing Education - Fees - Hotel - Speakers - Sponsor Information

Online Registration is Closed - Onsite Registration Will Be Based on Availability

This single-day seminar offers an outstanding opportunity to learn from experts who will present a comprehensive overview of new and emerging trends in stormwater Best Management Practices, Low Impact Development techniques and Green Infrastructure policies.  The seminar will guide stormwater managers and engineers through the criteria necessary to make the right selection of BMPs, and LID and Green Infrastructure practices for your city or county.  Specific subjects include:

  • 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 Should Attend?
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.

Registration & Cancellation Policy
SESWA members receive a discounted registration rate! In addition, Registrations received before March 10th received an additional early-bird discount.  Fees include all course materials, morning coffee and lunch. Online registration closed March 27th.  Onsite registration will be
allowed on a space available basis only - seats will be limited to avoid overcrowdingRefunds will be given (minus a $25 processing fee) for cancellations received in writing prior to March 10, 2017.  There will be no refunds granted after March 10. 2017.

Continuing Education
Professional Engineers attending this seminar will be 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.

The seminar will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.  The deadline to receive the discounted room rate of $144/night was March 2, 2017. To check availability call 1-888-627-8407 and be sure to mention SESWA.

Ground Transportation & Parking
Please contact the Westin Perimeter North at 770-395-3900 and ask for the Concierge for suggestions on transportation to the hotel.  Self-parking is complimentary for all SESWA delegates.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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 Super Sod  

  United Stormwater