CLEVELAND, OH – An upcoming workshop will update engineers and planners about the latest research on stormwater treatment practices that enhance water quality, prevent flooding and save money.
The Stormwater System Design and Performance workshop will feature the research of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Stormwater Center, a unique field site where stormwater treatment systems are evaluated side-by-side. Experts from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Chagrin River Watershed Partners will also present case studies of stormwater best practices and regulations in Ohio. The workshop will be held August 5 at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and Webcast at six locations across Ohio.
Organized by the Ohio Coastal Training Program in coordination with the Northeast Ohio Stormwater Training Council, the information session will target stormwater engineers, designers and plan reviewers.
“The UNH Stormwater Center is one of the few facilities in the United States that collects both performance data and practical information such as construction and maintenance costs,” said Jay Dorsey, P.E., Ph.D., water resources engineer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Soil and Water Resources. “The Center has extensive experience with permeable pavements, manufactured stormwater devices and several other innovative practices allowing design engineers and plan reviewers to get the latest information on stormwater system design and performance.”
Stormwater treatment practices presented at the workshop have been cross-referenced to Ohio’s rules and regulations. Webcast participants will be able to submit questions through on-site moderators.
“Through webcasting, we are able provide stormwater professionals and local officials from across northern Ohio the high-quality training they’ve requested, without necessitating long-distance travel or expensive registration,” said Ohio Coastal Training Program Coordinator Heather Elmer.
The workshop will run for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person for attendance at CSU. A continental breakfast, lunch and parking are included for the fee. Registration for the satellite locations is $15 to $25 per person depending on whether lunch is provided. The locations of the webcast are:
- ODNR Fountain Square, Assembly Center (Bldg E), 2045 Morse Road, Columbus.
- Ohio EPA Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.
- City of Sandusky Fire Headquarters, 600 West Market Street, Sandusky.
- GPD Group, 520 S Main St # 2531, Akron.
- The Miami Conservancy District, 38 E. Monument Ave., Dayton.
- Woolpert Inc., 4141 Rosslyn Dr., Cincinnati.
For more information, contact Ohio Coastal Training Program coordinator Heather Elmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 419-433-4601 or Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center Project Manager Daila Shimek (email@example.com) at 216-687-9221. Online registrations are being accepted at: http://urban.csuohio.edu/glefc/training/design_workshop_08_05_09/.
This training is made possible through the following partners: University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Coastal Training Program.
The Ohio Coastal Training Program is a NOAA-funded partnership of ODNR Division of Wildlife and Office of Coastal Management, the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. Visit the Ohio Coastal Training Program web site at www.coastaltrainingohio.org.
The Northeast Ohio Stormwater Training Council is a partnership that provides consistent messages and coordinated offerings of high quality training opportunities on storm water related issues for regulated entities in northern Ohio. Learn about upcoming training opportunities on the Council’s web site at www.epa.state.oh.us/ocapp/storm_water.html.
Funding and planning assistance have been provided by the Ohio Coastal Training Program, Northeast Ohio Stormwater Training Council including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources; Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center at Cleveland State University; Northeast Ohio Urban Team of Soil and Water Conservation Districts; Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District; Chagrin River Watershed Partners through a USEPA National Community Decentralized Demonstration Project; Summit, Stark, Cuyahoga and Erie Soil & Water Conservation Districts; GPD Group; Lake County Stormwater Management Department; Cuyahoga County Board of Health; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the Miami Conservancy District; Firelands Coastal Tributaries, Woolpert, Inc. and the cities of Aurora and Sandusky.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.