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Stormwater Management for Engineers

Course Code: EW0302CA20

Stormwater Management for Engineers

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Last Held: September 18-20, 2019
8:30am - 3:45pm (Check in time on Day 1: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD


Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules (or the rules established in any other state), all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills.

This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater experience), is designed to address these needs by presenting the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the scientific and regulatory aspects of stormwater management.

Specific topics covered in this stormwater management course include:

  • An overview of New Jersey's Stormwater Management Rules, including groundwater recharge and stormwater quality requirements;
  • The evaluation, selection and design of appropriate stormwater management practices and facilities;
  • The design of groundwater recharge facilities using the NJDEP's Groundwater Recharge Spreadsheet;
  • Methodologies to address the NJDEP's stormwater quality requirements;
  • Computation of runoff volumes, rates, and hydrography using National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) methodologies, including TR-55;
  • How to incorporate maintenance, safety, and aesthetic considerations into facility design;
  • The design and evaluation of nonstructural stormwater measures using New Jersey's Nonstructural Points System (NSPS).

Although there is an emphasis on NJ's stormwater rules -- some of the most comprehensive in the nation -- attendees from any state will learn to better manage stormwater in their hometown. This stormwater management training will help you no matter where you live and work!


The September 18-20, 2019 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 1.8 Rutgers CEUs, this stormwater management course has been approved for the following types of credits:

NJ Licensed Wastewater Operators ONLY: 18 TCHs (Approval #01-031801-20)

NJ Professional Engineers: 18 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5 Technical, 5 Management, 5 Government

NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 18.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NY Professional Engineers: 14 PDH units

Who Should Attend Stormwater Management for Engineers
  • All types of engineers who are involved with stormwater management
  • Environmental Developers
  • Environmental Compliance Coordinators
  • Environmental Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Geologists
  • Consultants
Student Reviews from Past Attendees of the Stormwater Management for Engineers Course

"Excellent refresher for anyone in the field. Good updates on rule requirements."

"[After taking this course,] I think that my approach to stormwater design will be much more organized. I always felt a little disoriented in what to tackle first. Now I will start with the nonstructural options and progress forward."

"Very good overview of stormwater in its entirety, with a precise focus on the important practical applications."

"Very useful for land development engineering."

"[The most useful aspect of the program was] the breakdown of how to bring together all the information needed to do a stormwater analysis."

Meet Joe Skupien, Your Instructor for Stormwater Management Training

Joseph J. Skupien, PE, PP, is the president of Storm Water Management Consulting, LLC and one of New Jersey's foremost experts in stormwater and floodplain management, flood control, dam safety, and regulatory compliance. During his career, he has participated in the design and construction of hundreds of stormwater facilities. In addition, Joe regularly teaches stormwater and floodplain management programs for state and local government agencies. Course attendees benefit from his theoretical knowledge, real-world experience, and excellent teaching skills.

Here's what students have to say about Joe Skupien:

  • "Instructor provided visual explanation of concepts using tables in room, the room, flow out of doors, windows -- excellent. This was absolutely the most productive [and] well done class I have ever attended." - Timothy McGough, Director of Economic and Community Development/Township Engineer, Robbinsville Township
  • "I come from PA so learning the NJDEP rules was very helpful. Good energy and very knowledgeable. Presentation style made it easy to stay engaged." - Colette Montague, Project Manager, Sickles & Associates, Inc.
  • "Made the class very educational and enjoyable."
  • "High energy. Knows his stuff."
  • "Outstanding instructor."
  • "Very knowledgeable individual, kept the course interesting and applicable. Good technique in teaching - made it so even a beginner was able to follow along."
  • "One of the best in my experience. Covers a lot of ground and keeps it interesting."
  • "Very enthusiastic. Conveys complex topics in a simplistic manner."
  • "Very knowledgeable. Easily provides examples that bring clarity to the topic."

Asked to rate the quality of Joe Skupien's instruction in Stormwater Management for Engineers, course attendees from 2011-13 provided the following assessment:

Rate the Instructor Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor
Joe Skupien 46 5 1 0 0
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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium
Suite 101, Room 117 Sycamore
300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.