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Course Name: Urban Stormwater Management: Building Resilient Communities
Course Code: EW0329WA24
Date: October 3 & 4, 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT (Log in at 8:00 am EDT)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $395 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $375 per person (expires September 19, 2023)
Multi Person Discount Fee: $350 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: October 2, 2023
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We all are aware of the stormwater stresses presently experienced by urban communities and know with climate change that these stresses will only increase. The impacts are more pronounced for overburdened communities, due to past environmental justice inequalities creating conditions that make effective stormwater management that much more challenging.
The objective of this course is to demonstrate how green infrastructure stormwater management techniques are being used in urban settings to increase community resilience to flooding, climate change, and other stormwater linked environmental and social impacts.
This course brings together leaders in the field of urban stormwater management who will share with course attendees how green infrastructure is being applied in urban settings. This includes a number of case studies demonstrating how theory is put into practice.
- Challenges of Managing Stormwater in Urban Centers
- Overview of NJDEP’s Stormwater Policies and Implementation of Green Infrastructure Practices
- Why Stormwater Utilities Make Sense
- Innovative Codes and Ordinances Used Outside of NJ to Increase Stormwater Resiliency
- Case Studies in Urban Flooding and Urban Floodplain Restoration
- Societal Value of Blue and Green Space Provided by Urban Green Infrastructure Practices
- And much more!
Who Should Attend?
Environmental professionals who are interested in learning how to utilize green infrastructure stormwater management techniques in urban communities can benefit from attending this course.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Stephen J. Souza is the owner of Clean Waters Consulting, LLC. He has over 35 years of project experience managing and restoring lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Dr. Souza received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, his M.S. from Rutgers University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Souza is the Founder of Princeton Hydro, LLC and served as the company’s President until his recent retirement from Princeton Hydro in 2019.
Dr. Souza has served as an instructor and course coordinator for the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education for over 25 years. He is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University and also conducts professional continuing education courses at Montclair State University.
Dr. Souza is a past president of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), as well as the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS). He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC). Dr. Souza’s achievements include the NJ-American Water Resources Association Peter J. Homack Award (2012), the NALMS Lake Management Success Story Award (2017), and the NYS Federation of Lake Associations Lake Tear of the Clouds Award (2018). He is a frequent guest speaker for the NJ Coalition of Lake Associations, as well as NJDEP, NYSDEC, and other entities dedicated to the protection, restoration, and management of water resources.
In addition to Dr. Souza, presentations on specific topics will be made by experts in stormwater management engineering and landscape architecture as well as representatives of the NJDEP and related non-profit organizations and professional associations.
Most useful part of the course: “DEP presentation and the information on the new MS4 permit updates and stormwater utility information.”
– Past ParticipantProfessional Engineer
“Good short course with a deep focus on a critical concept.”
– Past ParticipantCivil Engineer
Most useful part of the course: “Statistics on future conditions and the benefits of green infrastructure.”
– Past ParticipantWater Resources Design Engineer
Continuing Education Credits
The Urban Stormwater Management: Building Resilient Communities course is approved for 0.7 Rutgers CEUs (7 contact hours) as well as the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical Contact Hours
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-082201-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): 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 7.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 3 Regulatory and 3 Technical CECs
NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits
NY Landscape Architects: 7.75 CE
NY Professional Engineers / Land Surveyors: 3.75 PDHs
Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM): 7 CECs
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Zoom. Registrants will receive more information as we move closer to the course date, including Zoom links to join the live sessions
Please log into class 15-30 minutes before the start time for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 8:30 am EST.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
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Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $100 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Urban Stormwater Management: Building Resilient Communities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills
Administrative Assistant: Amy Smith
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.