The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape. Uncertainty as to how to "credit" urban trees - everything from individual street trees up to small patches of forest - for runoff and pollutant load reduction has hampered their use as a stormwater best management practice (BMP). Hosted by the US Forest Service, Karen Cappiella and Justin Hynicka will review the available stormwater crediting systems for urban tree planting and will present a new crediting system that can be integrated into state and local compliance systems for stormwater management, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and other water quality requirements. The presenters will share a case study example of how this crediting framework has been formally adopted by state and federal agencies as part of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, which covers 64,000 square miles across six states and DC. Connect to the webinar. It's free!
- 1515.January.MondayCredit Valley Conservation Authority, 255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R4, Canada
This two day course is recognized as part of Engineers Canada Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) credential program and aims to educate engineers on climate change law issues and the associated implications on their practice. Learn more and register.
Host by the US EPA this webinar presents information about the addition of a Cost Module and a Mobile Web App in the National Stormwater Calculator for managing runoff using green infrastructure. Learn more and register.
The webinar will focus on how and why porous asphalt was chosen for use in Downtown Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the successful application of this innovative approach for stormwater management to improve beach water quality and promote tourism. Learn more and register online.
This webinar is intended for municipal staff, consultants, or politicians who are interested in learning more about what works and what doesn’t in engaging the community around implementing a successful stormwater user fee. Participants will learn from the experience of the Town of Newmarket in Ontario. It's free. Learn more and reserve your spot.
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