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Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

Green Infrastructure Applications

Course Code: EW0303CA19

Stormwater Management for Engineers

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Last Held: October 23, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

Next offering tentatively planned for October 2019. Registration will open when the next course date is confirmed.


Green infrastructure stormwater management is widely promoted by state and federal agencies as the proper way to control, treat and reduce stormwater runoff and its associated problems. However, there are challenges to correctly designing, constructing and maintaining these "advanced stormwater management systems." These challenges often lead to failures or conditions that compromise the functionality of such BMPs, fostering a reluctance to adopt green infrastructure stormwater management techniques for either new development or redevelopment projects.

This course focuses on the proper design, construction and maintenance of various green infrastructure stormwater BMPs, offering a number of actual constructed systems to support their feasibility and applicability in different development settings.

Featured Topics

  • Beyond Peak Flow Attenuation…Importance of Runoff Volume Reduction
  • Construction Concerns and Proper Oversight
  • Design of Bioretention Basins and Swales
  • Design of Constructed Wetlands
  • Design of Gravel Wetland Systems
  • Design of Infiltration Basins
  • Engineering and Geotechnical Data Collection Needs
  • Maintenance of Advanced Stormwater Management Systems

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to discern proper design, construction and maintenance of various green infrastructures, including infiltration basins, bioretention basins and swales, constructed wetlands, and gravel wetland systems. They will also demonstrate knowledge of techniques to reduce runoff volume, and maintain advanced stormwater management systems.


The October 23, 2018 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 0.7 Rutgers CEUs, this stormwater management course has been approved for the following types of credits:

NJ Health Officers & REHSs: 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). CEs for Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques are still pending.

NJ Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-091401-30)

NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency Credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical

NJ LSRP CEC's: 6 Technical

NY Professional Engineers: 6 PDHs (NOTE: This class may not be used to fulfill the land surveyors continuing education requirement in NYS.)

Landscape Architect (NJ, NY & PA): Pending

Meet Your Instructors for Advanced Stormwater Management Training

Faculty Coordinator

Stephen Souza, Lake Management Course Instructor

Dr. Stephen Souza is the Founder of Princeton Hydro, LLC. His academic training and professional experience encompass three primary areas of expertise: aquatic resource restoration and management, aquatic ecosystem sampling and investigations, and stormwater quality modeling and management. He has implemented a wide array of nonpoint source and stormwater pollution control strategies, including created wetlands, bioretention basins, infiltration/recharge systems, sandfilters, riparian buffers and other bio-engineered "green" stormwater techniques. In addition, Dr. Souza frequently provides expert testimony and technical guidance regarding the ecosystem impacts of storm runoff and industrial discharges. He serves as the stormwater quality management consultant for a number of municipalities and regional resource conservation groups located throughout New Jersey.

Additional Instruction

Geoffrey Goll, Lake Management Course Instructor

Geoffrey Goll, P.E., is President of Princeton Hydro, LLC and a licensed professional engineer in a number of states in the northeast. He has extensive experience in geotechnical engineering, stormwater management, hydrology, floodplain hydraulics, environmental assessments, and environmental permitting. Mr. Goll has provided engineering design services, testimony, and review of stormwater management facilities for public and private clients, and has provided guidance in the development of watershed management plans and stormwater ordinance development in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is well versed in stormwater runoff theory and modeling and has extensive knowledge of soil infiltration testing and design methods, as is required by the Phase II Stormwater Management Regulations.

Registration Fee TBD  
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet 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.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Cook Student Center
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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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.


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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:

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are 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.