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August 18-19, 2014 - Washington DC
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Bldg. 32, Space 200
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Bioretention design, construction, and maintenance
continue to evolve as the practice has become the most popular
small-site stormwater control measure in much of the United States. Design standards, construction specifications, and maintenance
plans for bioretention often lag behind what recent applied and lab
research has discovered. The purpose of this training is to deliver the
most up-to-date research-based information that will lead to perhaps
dramatic improvements in how bioretention cells are credited by
regulators, designed by engineers and landscape architects, and built
and maintained by contractors and maintenance personnel.
Thank you to our Summit Sponsors for the Washington DC event!
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
University of District of Columbia
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences
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The training will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Day 1 (registration at 8am with class starting at 8:30), and 8:00am to 12:00pm on Day 2. Powerpoints from the May 15-16 workshop can be viewed by clicking this link.
Below is a sampling of some of the Issues to be
- How can fill media be specified to achieve low nutrient concentrations and loads
- Adjusting credit awarded to bioretention installed in
sandier soil environments (like the coastal plain and barrier islands)
- How bioretention cells can be designed to capture
larger fractions of water to meet infiltration and evapotranspiration
- The benefits of using an internal water storage layer
to enhance performance in many soil types
- How bioretention designs can be tailored per specific
target pollutants, including emerging pollutants such as thermal loads
- How can bioretention construction be improved to
- Are bioretention devices really low maintenance?
The training is unique because it brings together three
prominent bioretention researchers to answer these and
more questions. In fact, registrants are encouraged to submit questions
in advance to the instructors via the website registration form so that
they may be addressed during the workshop.
Continuing Education: Up to 11
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) may be available for professional
engineers and land surveyors, and landscape architects. Attendees may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.
Bill Hunt, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. William F. Hunt is an Associate Professor and
Extension Specialist in the
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at NC State
As director of the Stormwater Engineering Group, he is actively
with Best Management Practices (BMP) demonstration, applied research,
training. Bill also likes public venues in which to croon to the
delight or dismay of many.
Allen P. Davis,
Allen Davis' focus at the University of Maryland
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is on water quality
and physicochemical treatment processes, urban storm water quality and
the concept of Low Impact Development, fundamental and applied research
on practices such as bioretention, grass swales, and other
technologies, He provides quantitative information on performance
efficiency and design improvements. Dr. Davis holds a B.S. , a M.C.E.
and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.
Robert G. Traver, Ph.D., PE
Dr. Traver is an Associate Professor at Villanova
University and Director of Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership. Dr.
Traver has been the main force in creating a Stormwater Best Management
Practice Demonstration and Research Park on the Villanova Campus.
Research is underway on a Stormwater Wetland, and four infiltration
BMP’s. To enable continuing study into advancing research in these
areas, Dr. Traver founded the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership,
and serves as its director.
Who Should Attend
- Stormwater Administrators and Managers
- Public Works Officials
- Landscape Architects
- Regulators/Government Officials
Registration Fee: $395
Fees include break service, lunch on Day 1, and workshop
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make your check payable to NCSU-BAE.
Mail your check and copy of your registration form to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard
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