There is a full schedule of webinars for those of you who are looking for continuing education credits. Here are a few of the highlights coming up over the next three months:
"Hydraulics 101 (for Those Who Skipped It in College)" will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, September 24 and 26. Taught by former IECA president David T. Williams, the class covers the fundamentals of hydraulics, definitions of terms, how hydraulics is used for streambank protection and restoration, and tools hydraulic engineers use.
On Tuesday, October 1, Paul Crabtree, P.E., CNU-A, presents "Rainwater Harvesting and Wastewater Reuse at the Community Scale". This webinar examines rainwater harvesting design that goes beyond the lot level and does not require extensive lot-level interventions.
"Preparing for Natural Disasters: What to Do Before, During, and After" takes place Wednesday, October 2. Armand E. Lembo Jr. takes a look at what we’ve learned in the year since Hurricane Sandy and identifies specific steps form emergency planning and recovery plans. The focus here is on waste management systems, but the principles apply to many types of organizations.
"Urban Erosion and Sediment Control" on Tuesday, October 22, covers ESC methods, practices, and applications specifically for urban areas. Brian McLane, P.E., CPESC, leads the discussion of how urban erosion and sedimentation differ on developed and undeveloped lands, how to deal with utility infrastructure on urban sites, and techniques and BMPs for construction sites.
Finally, plan ahead for the next Master Class Series from Jerald S. Fifield and Tina Wills, titled "Sediment & Erosion Control For Roadway Projects". It takes place in six sessions and three interactive workshops from November 13 to December 20.
You can find more information on all the webinars at www.foresteruniversity.net You can see a list of webcasts—past webinars that are available for viewing at any time—at www.foresteruniversity.net/webcasts.html. Continuing education credits are available for all webinars and webcasts.
StormCon Call for Papers Is Open
StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, is now seeking abstracts for presentations at StormCon 2014. The conference will take place August 3 – 7, 2014, in Portland, OR. Abstracts are due November 14, 2013.
We are seeking abstracts in seven conference tracks:
* BMP Case Studies
* Green Infrastructure
* Stormwater Program Management
* Water-Quality Monitoring
* Industrial Stormwater Management
* Advanced Research Topics
* Coastal Protection
More information on the conference and the individual tracks is available at www.StormCon.com, along with an online abstract submittal form.