Green Infrastructure for Stormwater and Wastewater

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater and Wastewater

Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance

October 12-13, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

There are many practical purposes for implementing green infrastructure including improved stormwater and wastewater management, enhanced energy efficiency, and improved water, soil, and air quality. Additionally, green infrastructure beautifies landscapes and reduces heat stress in urban environments, creating several long-term benefits at a relatively low cost.

This course will be led by Kieran Sikdar, Director of Green Infrastructure for WEST Consultants, Inc. and will provide a comprehensive overview of green infrastructure terminology, planning and site selection, design best practices, modeling, construction, maintenance, and monitoring while providing a number of real-world examples and looking at the barriers and solutions to green infrastructure implementation in your region like communities with combined sewer overflows and constructed wetlands applications for both stormwater and wastewater.

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to define green infrastructure and associated terminology clearly
  • Identify the issues that green infrastructure aims to solve
  • Identify the benefits of green infrastructure
  • Define the different types of green infrastructure systems and how they treat stormwater
  • Outline your community’s water resources, regulatory landscape around green infrastructure, and identify water quality contaminants that you are looking out for
  • Discuss the importance and function of healthy soil in green infrastructure
  • Review site selection and initial planning process including design and modeling
  • Implement a monitoring program
  • Describe your drainage basin
  • Assess testing and implementation of your green infrastructure project
  • Review response planning – what happens if the plants die?
  • Define success
  • Compare case studies and examples
  • Review lessons learned

 

Agenda

Wednesday, October 12, 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

 

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Course Introductions and Objectives

9:15 – 9:40 a.m. :: What is Green Infrastructure? Part 1

  • Defining green infrastructure and terminology clearly
  • What are the problems that we are trying to solve?

9:40 – 9:45 a.m. :: Break

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: What is Green Infrastructure? Part 2

  • What are the benefits of green infrastructure?
  • Examples: Tucson and Portland

10:30 – 10:35 a.m. :: Break

10:35 – 11:15 a.m. :: Results of Research: Details and Functionality, Part 1

  • Different types of green infrastructure systems and how they treat stormwater
  • What are the community goals and priorities for green infrastructure?
  • A look at your community: understanding your water resources, regulatory landscape, water quality, and contaminants of concern

11:15 – 11:20 a.m. :: Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Results of Research: Details and Functionality, Part 2

  • Community examples

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Break  for Lunch

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Planning, Design, and Economic Benefits (breaks included throughout as needed)

  • General planning and modeling
  • Design Considerations: keeping the context of your region in mind
  • Examples
  • Your organization’s appetite for risk

 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 9:25 a.m. :: Construction, Maintenance, and Lifecycle Costs, Part 1

  • Construction
  • Process of maintenance

9:25 – 9:30 a.m. :: Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Construction, Maintenance, and Lifecycle Costs, Part 2

  • Understanding your drainage basin: debris, sediment, and trash flow
  • Testing
  • What happens if everything dies? Worst case scenarios, steps that can be taken to avoid them, and strategies on what to do if they happen

10:30 – 10:35 a.m. :: Break

10:35 – 11:30 a.m. :: Community engagement, education, training

  • What is success?
  • Case studies and examples

11:30 – 11:35 a.m. :: Break

11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Benefits of experience in the field

  • Lessons learned

Instructor

Kieran Sikdar, Director of Green Infrastructure for WEST Consultants, Inc.

Kieran Sikdar has over 20 years of experience using decentralized, regenerative solutions to solve stormwater management and natural resource challenges. A certified floodplain manager, water harvesting professional, and permaculture designer, Kieran is experienced in water quality, water security, and water conservation program development, design, policy, best practices, stakeholder engagement, and training. With Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Ohio State University in civil and ecological engineering, he has worked from the home-scale to the basin-scale in watershed planning and engineering design, focusing on regenerative solutions with green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID). He serves on the Pima County Regional Flood Control District Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. Kieran is particularly interested in the importance of soil health to create resilient natural systems in GI/LID.

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.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater and Wastewater

October 12-13, 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)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before September 09, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

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 discussion

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 designed for anyone who wishes to obtain a better understanding of green infrastructure planning, design, modeling, construction, maintenance, monitoring, benefits, and project cost estimation including professionals from both the stormwater and wastewater sectors.

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