Tag Archive for stormwater management

May 18: Stormwater Management: Compliance, Coordination & Cost

APA-PA’s Central Section is hosting a full day workshop May 18th in Harrisburg on various aspects of stormwater management.  Attendees will learn why stormwater regulations have continued to evolve, how one county is leading a successful collaborative regional effort to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and what a municipality can expect if EPA comes knocking. A presentation on stormwater best management practices will demonstrate how implementation of such projects can maximize both environmental and economic returns. Additionally, a municipality and its consultant will share their experience with creating a stormwater authority to address planning, funding, design, implementation, and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure.  Registration details are on the attachment.

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Philadelphia’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Innovation Challenge

The City of Philadelphia and Citymart have launched an open call for information about how to reduce uncertainties around developing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), beginning with more effective assessments of subsurface conditions and utility locations.

The City welcomes ideas from industry experts, non-profits, and creative individuals on all types of innovative solutions that could help identify subsurface conditions or utility locations at potential stormwater management sites.

More information and submission guidelines are available at BigIdeasPHL.com. The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.

Challenge contact: PWD-GSI.Innovation@phila.gov

July 13-14: Certified Stormwater Inspector Training

Philadelphia is host to Certified Stormwater Inspector training on July 13 and 14.  The training is put on by the National Stormwater Center and is directed at municipal personnel.  The course covers inspection duties as well as background information on NPDES and the Clean Water Act.  Registration information is available at www.npdes.com and included on the training brochure.

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May 6: Legal and Regulatory Context of Green Infrastructure

Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

Legal and Regulatory Context of Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 6th at 4pm (EST)

Hill Seminar Room – Drexel University – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA

 

Larry Levine, Senior Attorney, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

John Nystedt, Restoration Specialist, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Fred Stine, Citizen Action Coordinator, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

 

Please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance here: http://ccrun.org/seminars

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April 1: Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health

Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

 

Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health

David Hewitt, Ph.D., Evidential Planning and Management, LLC

Skip Wiener, Urban Tree Connection

Sunit Jariwala, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

 

Wednesday, April 1st at 4pm (EST)

Hill Seminar Room – Drexel University – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA

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April 14: Solutions to the Alphabet Soup of Water Regulations

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Solutions to the Alphabet Soup of Water Regulations | $80

sponsored by the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association and the PA Local Government Training Partnership

When: April 14, 2015
Where: Harrisburg Hilton

SPRING FORUM BROCHURE

Approved for 5.5 CM Credits

The spring forum will focus on understanding water regulations and responding to requirements with projects that address needs, build partnerships, and capitalize on overlapping interests. The event will help attendees clarify their understanding of TMDL, MS4, stormwater, and other water-based issues and regulations, and provide details on innovative projects that have addressed these difficult issues through partnerships.

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March 4: Assessing Green Infrastructure with Urban Vegetation

Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

 

Assessing Green Infrastructure with Urban Vegetation

Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm (EST)

Drexel University – Hill Seminar Room – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA

webinar option also available

 

RSVP links:
http://whoozin.com/CAA-ETD-DPF3 (in person)
http://whoozin.com/P4H-YDR-RGEN (web attendance)

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July 2015 Updates to PWD Development Regulations

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Effective for new projects submitting on July 1, 2015, the Philadelphia Water Department is updating its private development stormwater regulations to meet Federal and State requirements under the Clean Water Act. The changes to the regulations will improve the health of Philadelphia’s rivers, minimize local flooding, and encourage the use of green infrastructure throughout the city.

We understand these changes will impact the developers, property owners, designers and engineers in Philadelphia. PWD is planning several ways to engage the Development Community about these changes.

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Jan. 7: Green Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Economic Development

Green Infrastructure, Urban Planning, and Economic Development

Ellen Neises and Kevin C. Gillen

The next presentation of the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series will be held on Wednesday, January 7th at 4pm at Drexel University in the Hill Conference Room. A webinar option will also be provided.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance at http://www.ccrun.org/seminars

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Dec. 3: Green Stormwater Infrastructure

The next presentation of the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 4pm at Drexel University. A webinar option will also be provided.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance at http://www.ccrun.org/seminars

Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Nexus Between Sustainability & Public Health?

Dr. Charles N. Haas, Drexel University

Historically, the development of cities was facilitated by draining stormwater into sewers and conveyance to receiving waterbodies. It has now been recognized that such “gray” infrastructure solutions result in an alteration of natural hydrology (which would have greater infiltration) and can produce adverse physical, chemical and biological effects in receiving waters. More recently, classes of “sustainable” or “green” stormwater infrastructure have been developed with the key design aim of managing stormwater flow by trying to achieve greater similarity to natural (pre-development) hydrology. These systems include: green roofs; vegetated swales; porous pavement or parking; tree pits; and roof captured rainwater beneficially used (gardens, toilets, etc.)

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