Specialty Stormwater Workshop
Design and Inspections of GI/LID Best Management Practices
Must be registered for Full Conference or Wednesday only to attend this workshop
Limited to 50 people
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A certificate of attendance will be provided
With Georgia’s new Stormwater Management Manual, municipalities throughout the state will see more plans and installations of low impact development post-construction best management practices. These practices will include bioretention, permeable pavement, green roofs, stormwater storage and reuse, infiltration, and bioswales, among other best management practices (BMPs). Consequently, new practices, as well as more traditional wet and dry detention ponds, must be inspected regularly. In fact, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permits that are in place for many Georgia municipalities include post-construction best management practice inspection requirements. Compliance with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division MS4 permit requires inspection reports as well as inspector training as part of the annual report.
Through support of the University of Georgia Extension and GAWP, the Center for Watershed Protection will provide an MS4 Inspector Training Course at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference, Wednesday July 19, 2016. Course content will include MS4 permit inspection requirements, common BMP issues, low impact development (LID) practices construction, maintenance and inspection practices, and green infrastructure design requirements under the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual.
If you are responsible for stormwater inspections or a municipal stormwater permit, or design, approve, or maintain stormwater BMPs, this training is for you. It will be an opportunity to receive contact hours from the University of Georgia that are helpful with professional certifications and continuing education.
Greg Hoffmann, P.E., Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD. Greg is a Program Director for the Center and is the Project Manager for the Center’s Washington, DC environmental incentives program, stormwater plan reviews, and GI/LID training. Greg lead the Center’s Team that developed Volume 1 of the Georgia Blue Book (2015) and developed South Carolina’s Low Impact Development Planning Guide.
Bill Hodgins, P.E., Center for Watershed Protection, Bluffton, SC. Bill is a Senior Water Resources Engineer for the Center. He trains MS4 engineers and inspectors on their stormwater permit requirements and assists with the Center’s stormwater plan reviews in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Center he managed Savannah’s successful MS4 permit program through two cycles of their stormwater permit.