Watershed Management

Watershed Management

August 4-5, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Routinely, watershed management – including managing water quality, urban stormwater runoff, flood control, fish and wildlife habitat, and water supply – has been commanded by individual, single-function federal and state agencies, each pursing its own legal and regulatory mandate. This leads to singular and technocratic solutions, oftentimes focusing on one pollutant or environmental media, without consideration of the entire watershed.

However, as watersheds are becoming stressed by climate change, drought, and more pollutants, competition is increasing for limited freshwater resources among different water users, including urban and industrial, agricultural, and environment. It is imperative that every water professionals gain an understanding of managing resources at a watershed scale. This approach is based on a collaborative stakeholder approach that integrates science and policy to leverage resources and funding.

National case studies will be examined to provide the essential tools needed for implementing regional and local watershed management plans. This course is important for developing a broad understanding of the environmental, legal, and regulatory frameworks that govern watershed management, and gives leaders an understanding of how to best overcome watershed challenges such as macroinvertebrate impairment, water quality exceedances, and general urban and stormwater runoff impacts. The instructor will review reports and case studies from national perspective, highlighting various climates and environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the framework for development of successful water resources management strategies
  • Identify the technical elements and gain the tools for effective watershed management
  • Recognize the interplay of disciplines in the management of water resources problems
  • Identify the complexities of watershed management as a continuous social process intended for collaborative management
  • Review and apply Clean Water Act regulations for watershed management programs
  • Assess the importance of partnering with others and leverage existing local expertise
  • Identify sources of watershed impairment and effective control strategies
  • Maintain water quality that meets government standards and other regulatory objectives and policies
  • Plan for an adequate water supply that is sustainable over many years, including sustainable development
  • Leverage ecosystems and landscapes to reduce costs and impacts to watersheds
  • Recognize diverse stakeholders to support and implement management strategies for the long term
  • Address future challenges such as climate change
  • Discuss how national examples and case studies are applicable on a regional and local level; and be able to implement lessons learned from other watershed management plans

Agenda

Thursday, August 4, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

Watershed Management Approaches in the United States

  • Why Manage on a Watershed Scale?
  • Historical Perspective: How Far We’ve Come
  • Overview Examples
    • The Tennessee Valley Authority, United States
    • The Danube River Basin, Eastern and Western Europe
    • The Rhine River Basin, Europe
      • The Upper Wye Catchment, United Kingdom
      • The Grand River Basin Water Management Study, Canada

    Watershed Ecology

    • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
    • Climate Change
    • Instream Flow

    Why Integrated Management?

    • Planning and Management Approach
    • Current Issues in Water Management
    • Case Studies – Regional Examples:
      • Western U.S. Water Integrated Management
      • Colorado River

    Structuring and Designing a Watershed Management Plan

    • Watershed Inventory
    • Problem Definition and Scoping
    • Developing Workable Management Options
    • Simple and Detailed Assessment Methods
    • Management Practices
    • Costing and Financing a Watershed Management Plan

     

    Friday, August 5, 2022 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Course Timing

     

    Legal, Institutional, and Administrative Aspects of Watershed Management Plans

    • Regulations

    Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management

    • The Consultation Process
    • The Role of Public Participation

    Implementing a Watershed Management Plan

    • Case Studies – Local Municipal and Water District Examples
    • Lessons Learned

    Case Study Analysis/Group Exercise

    Instructor

    Jojo La, State of Colorado’s Policy Advisor to the Environmental Boards and Commissions, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

    Jojo has a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science from the Colorado School of Mines, with a minor in Public Affairs.

    Jojo currently serves as the State of Colorado’s Policy Advisor for its Environmental Boards and Commissions at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She provides policy, legislative, and regulatory support to the decision-making bodies that set environmental standards and regulations, including the Water Quality Control Commission and Air Quality Control Commission. In this role, Jojo represents the Commissions and designs and recommends strategies and solutions on complex policy or regulatory positions in compliance with statutory requirements.

    Jojo has been involved in environmental engineering, science, policy, and watershed management for over 10 years. She specializes in the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, and state and interstate regulations, policies, and permitting. She formerly served as the Endangered Species Policy Specialist for the State of Colorado at the Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Water Conservation Board. She has also had the privilege of designing and implementing several watershed management plans over the years and is certified in conducting wetland delineations.

    Online Delivery

    We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
    • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
    • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
      • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
    • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
    • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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    Watershed Management

    August 4-5, 2022 | Online
    Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

    Volume pricing also available

    Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

    Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
    Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
    Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

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    Credits

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    EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

    EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event

    Instructional Methods

    This program will use PowerPoint presentations and group discussions, as well as active participation.

    Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program:

    Participants must login each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.


    Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

    Course CPE Credits: 11.0
    There is no prerequisite for this Course.
    Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
    Program Level: Basic
    Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
    Advanced Preparation: None

    CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

     

    Who Should Attend

    This course is for utility managers, city and state leaders, technical experts and managers, city council members, special district managers, elected or appointed officials, and non-profit leaders. Land trusts, lake associations, fire departments, schools will also benefit from learning about Watershed Management.

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