Storm Water Solutions (SWS) & Stormwater ONE have announced the date for the 2018 SWS Virtual Expo. The annual expo will be held online April 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, so save the date and stay tuned for updates on registration.
The SWS Virtual Expo features live state-of-the-industry storm water and erosion control webinars offering PDH credits and the opportunity for attendees to have live interactions with virtual trade show exhibits. Additionally, attendees will have access to an industry chat room to network with other storm water and erosion control specialists.
This free event provides an educational opportunity with flexibility and real-time interaction. Attendees have the leeway to choose their own schedules and the convenience of attending the webinar from the comfort of their own home. The event platform features new enhanced capabilities.
Two live webinars will be held on the day of the event.
Tanya Bilezikjan, P.E., and Dave Mercier, P.E., project managers for Michael Baker Intl., will kick off the day at noon E.T., with the opening keynote, A Way Forward: Turbidity, Construction Storm Water and Passive Treatment. The California Construction General Permit uses turbidity as a water quality indicator when evaluating the effectiveness of erosion and sediment control BMPs on construction sites. This webinar will examine a large warehouse project in California to discuss available BMPs from the viewpoint of managing sediment and turbidity, and asses which BMPs will be useful when achieving compliance with turbidity action levels.
At 3:00 p.m. E.T., Andres Salazar, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, managing director of Walter P. Moore, will lead the afternoon keynote with his presentation Understanding the Performance of Houston’s Urban Storm Sewer System During Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey produced record levels of rainfall in the Houston area, causing flooding that put stress on the city’s current drainage systems. Houston’s conditions make it cost prohibitive to design storm systems for extreme events greater than the two-year event or to contain an event like Harvey. This presentation will discuss the challenges of Houston’s storm sewer system design, the current design criteria, and how systems are expected to perform under above-average rainfall events.
This is the cannot miss event this spring for the storm water and erosion control industry. Save the date and join the conversation!
The Virtual Expo is available on demand for 90 days following the expo and can be accessed here.