Geosynthetics for Sediment Control, Erosion Prevention and Stormwater management
6 PDH Credits
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Pittsburgh Section of ASCE’s Environmental & Water Resources Institute, the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts & ACF Environmental
Stormwater management issues are everywhere. NDPES Phase II Rules are the next step in the EPA’s Clean Water Act to preserve, protect and improve the Nation’s water resources from polluted storm water runoff and mandate the implementation of BMPs (Best Management Practices). Designed to reduce storm water runoff pollution, NPDES guidelines regulate highway and other construction and land disturbance activities, industrial activities and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).
Pennsylvania’s E & S and Stormwater Best Management Practice Manuals contain a variety of example BMPs or measures used to reduce the amount of pollution entering surface waters, air, land or ground waters. This workshop will provide guidance on how the geosynthetic products and technologies presented can be utilized as alternates or components of many of the structural or non-structural BMPs in those manuals.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will have a basic understanding of a variety of geosynthetic solutions for sediment control, turbidity prevention and treatment, erosion prevention, thermal pollution reduction, runoff management and site stabilization. Both generic and product specific examples of geosythetic solutions will be presented.
Who Should Attend:
Engineers, Landscape Architects, planners, contractors, inspectors and Conservation District, Municipal, County, State, MS4, and watershed association staff who are involved in the design, specification, construction, maintenance and regulatory issues related to storm water management and watershed protection.
Warren Cohn, CPESC, CPSWQ
BMP Product Specialist Warren has been assisting engineers, contractors and regulators with geosynthetic solutions to storm water management for over 21 years. Warren is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) an authorized instructor of the CPESC Review Course, a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) and was a member of the PA BMP manual Oversight Committee.
Please see the flyer for more information. Register online at www.acfenvironmental.com