Jun 04, 2019

2019 SWS Spring Webinar Fest Available On-Demand

Event offered webinars covering current storm water & erosion control topics

Event offered webinars covering current storm water & erosion control topics

All webinars are available on-demand from the 2019 SWS Spring Webinar Fest. The event offered keynote webinars and several on-demand webinars covering current and innovative storm water and erosion control topics.

The six webinars available include:

  • “Master Planning for Watershed & Stream Health;”

  • “Protect Stormwater Channels with 3D Geocell Technology;”

  • “RUSLE2 - The Long Lost, or Misunderstood, Savior to our Stabilization Questions;”

  • “Managing a Successful Storm Water Planned Maintenance Program;”

  • “Urban Green Infrastructure on I-95: The University Research Monitoring Program;” and

  • “Green Infrastructure Plant Selection.”

“Master Planning for Watershed & Stream Health” was presented by Andrew Earles, vice presidents of Wright Water Engineers Inc., and Anna Campbell, Wright Water Engineers project engineer. The webinar includes three case studies of streams in the Rocky Mountain Region and the ways that local governments, watershed groups, and others are planning and designing infrastructure to minimize the effects of urbanization on streams.

“Protect Stormwater Channels with 3D Geocell Technology” was presented by Samantha Justice, civil engineers for Presto Geosystems. The webinar shows how channels use 3D geocellular confinement technology to protect the chosen infill materials and provide erosion control and resistance to hydraulic conditions.

“RUSLE2 – The Long Lost, or Misunderstood, Savior to our Stabilization Questions” was presented by Andrew Sidor, a technical manager of water quality for Michael Baker Intl. This presentation looks at the capabilities of RUSLE2 in construction storm water, including more effective site design and greater success with final stabilization planning.

“Managing a Successful Storm Water Planned Maintenance Program” was presented by Anna Griggs, a business development manager for Apex Companies. This presentation targets multiple site property owners, homeowner associations, facility managers, retail facility maintenance professionals, developer managed properties, municipalities, industrial facilities and more.

“Urban Green Infrastructure on I-95: The University Research Monitoring Program” was presented by Robert Traver, professor at Villanova University and founding director of Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems; Josh Caplan, an environmental scientist at Temple University; and Edwina Lam, a water resource practice leader at the Greater Pennsylvania Region at AECOM. The webinar discusses the $1.1 billon roadway reconstruction project encompassing 3 miles of Interstate 95 within the city of Philadelphia. To meet the Philadelphia Water Department’s storm water management requirements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is building more than 70 storm water management practice (SMP) devices to manage runoff volume, peak flow rates and quality from the roadway.

“Green Infrastructure Plant Selection” was presented by Tom Price, a principal of civil and water engineering at Conservation Design Forum Inc; and Jason Cooper, a principal of landscape architecture and planning for Conservation Design Forum Inc. The webinar shares examples of built green infrastructure, including bioretention systems, porous pavements, rainwater collection and naturalized conveyance and detention, along with key factors necessary for a successful implementation.

For more information on Webinar Fest, head here. And to view all the webinars, click here.

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