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Wet Pond & Wetland Design Update Workshop

September 22, 2015

Caldwell County Cooperative Extension Center
120 Hospital Ave NE
Lenoir, NC 28645
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September 30, 2015 (CLOSED)

The Archie K. Davis Conference Center
The Research Triangle Park
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

October 7, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
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December 11, 2015

New Hanover County Center
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
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December 16, 2015

JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
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About the workshop:

NCDENR recently led a work team to develop Minimum Design Criteria (MDCs) for stormwater practices used in North Carolina. Wet Ponds and Constructed Stormwater Wetlands now have many new design features, including how to design ponds in infiltrating soils, credits for retrofitting wet ponds, and hydraulic retention design for constructed stormwater wetlands. Researchers/educators from NC State and regulators from NC DENR are teaming up to train designers, plan reviewers, and others how to design these larger-footprint practices used across North Carolina. This is the most comprehensive set of changes to pond design in at least 20 years. A field tour to visit innovative ponds or wetlands will be conducted at some of the venues where this workshop is being offered.

Registration starts at 8:30am with class starting at 9:00am. Workshop concludes by 4:30pm.


  • Minimum Design Criteria (MDC) Overview
  • Wetland MDCs
  • Wet Pond MDCs
  • Infiltrating wet ponds
  • Wet ponds—incorporating filtration to pond design
  • Floating wetland islands
  • Ecosystem services of ponds and wetlands
  • Wetland construction
  • Flow through wetland design
  • Site visit


  • Faculty of NCSU Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Faculty of NC Cooperative Extension Service

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Regulators
  • All others who either design, review or construct stormwater wetlands


Fees include break service, lunch and workshop materials.

Early bird government/non-profit rate: $100
Early bird professional rate: $125

Regular government/non-profit rate: $150
Regular professional rate: $175

Early bird fees apply if registering at least 2 weeks in advance of the workshop date. Within 2 weeks, regular fees apply.

Cancellation requests must be submitted at least one week before the workshop date to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Cancellation requests within one week of the workshop date will be ineligible for refund.

Continuing Education

Professional Engineers (PEs) will receive 6 PDHs, APA (Planners) will receive 5 CM credits, and Landscape Architects will recieve 5 CEUs (NCBLA course 11121). Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits. We will provide a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the workshop.

To register online, please click the Registration link at the top of this page.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express or check. If paying by check, make your check payable to NCSU-BAE and mail your check with a copy of your registration form to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard

Sponsored by

  • NC State University Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department
  • NC Cooperative Extension

For questions about registration: or 919-513-2192 or 919-515-6780.

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