2018 EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference: August 19-23

July 05, 2018

By: Walter G. Wright

Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law

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The 20th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference (“Conference”) will be held on August 19th-23rd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The states encompassed by EPA Region 6 include Arkansas.

The theme of the 2018 Conference is:

Our Water, Our Future

Communication, Collaboration, and Adaptive Management for Improved Stormwater Quality

The Conference is co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Energy in the Environment and Texas A&M University. It is hosted by the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority.

The Early Bird workshops include the following topics:

  • Make Sure your BMPs are Constructed Properly: Green Stormwater Infrastructure and LID Construction Inspection Training
  • Designing for Maintenance Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Stormwater Quality Monitoring – Standards, Sample Collection, Analysis and Data QA/QC
  • Sediment in Stormwater – Overview of Transport Modeling and Impacts to Water Quality
  • MS4 and Watershed-based MS4 Permits
  • TMDLs: Development and Implementation
  • CGP Permit Overview, Compliance and Monitoring
  • MSGP Permit Overview, Compliance and Monitoring

A full day certification class is scheduled:

  • Certified Inspector of Sediment Erosion Control

Educational sessions are scheduled for the following topics:

  • MS4 Stormwater Management Programs
  • Construction and Industrial Stormwater Management
  • Watershed Protection/TMDLs
  • Advancing Resiliency in Water Infrastructure, GSI/LID, Asset Management, Arid Environments
  • Education/Panel Discussions

Field trips include:

  • Watershed Restoration
  • Stormwater Quality & Engineering
  • Arid LID
  • GSI/LID Design Charrette

An additional scheduled session addresses the topic of “Innovative Permit Compliance.”

A link to the Conference brochure can be downloaded here.

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