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This year, all our workships will be held virtually!

WORKSHOPS

The Faces of Storm Water: Amy Kronson

We are thrilled to announce that Amy Kronson, the Industrial and Construction Program Manager at the State Water Resources Control Board, will be joining us for this first Storm Water Awareness Week keynote. Amy recently stepped in to fill the position vacated by Laurel Warddrip at the State Water Board. In this interview, you'll have a chance to hear about Amy's background, her excitement for protecting the environment, and her priorities in her new position at the State Water Board.

9/21/2020

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The Faces of Storm Water: Brandon Roosenboom

The State Water Board staff has undergone quite a bit of change recently. In this keynote session, you'll get to meet Brandon Roosenboom, the new Construction Lead Staff at the State Water Board. Listen as we discuss with Brandon the rumored new Construction General Permit, and hear about his passion for protecting water quality.

9/23/2020

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The Faces of Storm Water: Pushpa Zachariah and Ella Golovey

It's not just the Construction Program that has undergone a recent staffing change. In this keynote session, we'll introduce you to Pushpa Zachariah and Ella Golovey, the Industrial Lead Staff at the State Water Board. We'll be hearing from Pushpa and Ella about Senate Bill 205, TMDLs, sufficiently sensitive analytical methods for laboratories, and how Pushpa and Ella are protecting water quality through their roles at the State Water Board.

9/25/2020

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IGP Basics Part 1: What Is The IGP

Many businesses find that they are required to acquire Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) coverage. This workshop, which is Part 1 of a three-part series on the IGP, will discuss a brief history of where the IGP came from, who is required to have IGP coverage, and which Best Management Practices the IGP expects dischargers to employ. This three-part workshop series is designed to meet the IGP Employee Training requirements in Section X.H.1.f.

9/21/2020 - 07:00 AM

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IGP Basics Part 2: What am I expected to do?

This workshop will discuss the monitoring requirements in the IGP. You can say that Part 1 is the "what" of the IGP and Part 2 is the "how." This three-part workshop series is designed to meet the IGP Employee Training requirements in Section X.H.1.f.

9/21/2020 - 08:30 AM

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Construction SWPPPs that Actually Work and Don't Break the Bank

John Teravskis is going to share insights and tips in how to write Construction SWPPPs for traditional and LUP projects. Learn how to prepare a SWPPP that is not only compliant but cost effective.

9/21/2020 - 10:00 AM

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IGP Basics Part 3: Sampling

This workshop will review some different sampling situations and recommendations on how to collect compliant samples. If Part 1 is the "what" of the IGP and Part 2 is the "how," Part 3 is the "how to" of IGP sampling. This three-part workshop series is designed to meet the IGP Employee Training requirements in Section X.H.1.f.

9/21/2020 - 11:15 AM

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Caltrans SWPPP/WPCP Compliance and Training

Discuss the complexities of Caltrans SWPPP and WPCP compliance. Discussion and basic understanding of the new Caltrans 8 Hour Water Pollution Control Manager (WPCM) training requirements and specification changes.

9/21/2020 - 01:00 PM

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Stormwater LID Solutions

A discussion on LID concepts as they relate to Storm Water management. The construction industry needs to rethink how it manages storm water on projects and in designs. The application of LID concepts on projects are piece meal and quickly dismissed for a variety of reasons, but this should not be the case. For example, permeable paving systems are deemed cost prohibitive compared to traditional paving systems; But, if you consider how the use of these systems reduce the costs of treating SW discharges, they become much more competitive and even less expensive in most cases. This presentation will review LID concepts, discuss storm water management, and will introduce technologies that can solve a project's needs at a reduced cost.

9/22/2020 - 08:00 AM

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Application to the Field: Performing Field Monitoring with clean water for wild streams and wildlife

This workshop encompasses applying the 401 and 1600 permits to onsite conditions. Keeping these permits in mind, we go through the process of conducting field water quality sampling and wildlife protection.

9/22/2020 - 09:45 AM

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IGP Workshop: Navigating TMDL Compliance & Treatment Options

On July 1, 2020, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) went into effect for applicable Industrial General Permit (IGP) facilities in California. For permit holders in affected watersheds, this can mean additional monitoring and revised discharge criteria for sediment, metals, bacteria, nutrients, and other parameters. This webinar will introduce attendees to key TMDL terminology (TNAL, NEL, MMP, TSO, etc.), provide information on TMDL guidance in attachment E of the IGP, offer training on navigating the IGP Map Tool, and present solutions for characterizing pollutants and, if needed, implementing treatment options to reduce pollutant loads.

9/22/2020 - 11:00 AM

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Installation and Maintenance of BMP's at Auto-Dismantler

In this interactive presentation Bryan Hofmann - QiSP from Filtrexx International and Aaron Ortiz -Qisp/TOR from WGR Southwest take you on a tour of an Auto-Dismantler and discuss a number of relevant issues in how to keep a site in compliance. They give helpful examples of what to look out for as they walk the site and show BMP's in use and what to look for when installing and maintaining those BMP's. Participants are encouraged to ask questions of both Bryan and Aaron as they view the 35 minute video.

9/22/2020 - 01:15 PM

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Virtual Field Trip: Analyzing BMPs at a Real Construction Site

Join us for a virtual field trip of a currently active construction site! We'll be looking at the BMPs currently in place at this site, and discuss whether they are effective or not.

9/23/2020 - 08:00 AM

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Virtual Field Trip: More BMPs at WGR's Construction Sandbox

This is another virtual field trip to WGR's Construction Sandbox demonstration area. You'll have a chance to see a variety of erosion, sediment and cover controls installed on our simulated construction site. Come prepared with questions!

9/23/2020 - 09:30 AM

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PFAS Workshop: An Introduction to Current Regulations, Evolving Challenges, & Treatment Options

PFAS, a class of chemicals that includes per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, have been used for decades in various products and industries. Although PFOA & PFOS are no longer produced in the United States, there are ongoing concerns with the presence of these compounds in the water supply. In 2016, the EPA released a health advisory for PFOA/PFOS of 70ppt, and in 2020, the California State Water Resources Control Board set Response Levels of 10ppt for PFOA and 40ppt for PFOS. This webinar will provide information on regulations, challenges, and treatment options for PFAS that can be utilized by permit holders in both municipal and industrial sectors.

9/23/2020 - 11:00 AM

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Active Treatment System Operation and Regulations

A one hour presentation explaining operating an active treatment system and the regulations guiding those operations.

9/23/2020 - 01:00 PM

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Laboratory Guidance for Storm Water Sampling

Laboratory data from storm water sampling events assist you in determining how well control measures are working and if your storm water control approach is meeting applicable discharge requirements or effluent limits. This presentation will go into guidance on submitting samples to the lab, the analytical requirements needed, and understanding reports and data delivery.

9/23/2020 - 02:30 PM

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Compost Blankets: Why They are the Superstar of BMP's for Erosion Control

As California struggles to meet the challenge of complying with SB 1383's mandate to divert 75% of organic materials from landfills by 2025, compost utilization for storm water management promises to become a fixture in the BMP toolbox of cities, counties and state agencies. Learn how this under-utilized resource can be used to deliver not only outstanding erosion control, but also ecosystem services like water conservation, storm water capture and infiltration, pollutant reduction in run-off, improved soil structure and health and the sequestration of carbon from greenhouse gases. Applied research comparing compost blanket performance to hydro-mulch applications will be presented along with case studies from Caltrans and other statewide projects.

9/24/2020 - 08:30 AM

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Erosion Theory for the Real World

Not understanding Erosion Theory can lead to some big mistakes and site failures a construction sites. John Teravskis, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, will talk about important erosion theory principles to consider in designing erosion and sediment controls for a project.

9/24/2020 - 10:00 AM

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PIPP- Storm Drain Detectives Citizen Monitoring

City of Lodi Public Works staff and Lodi teachers monitor the Mokelumne River monthly at 5 sites. pH, nitrates, turbidity, DO, temperature, electrical conductivity, and bacteria. Data is posted online. www.lodi.gov

9/24/2020 - 11:15 AM

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Municipal Good Housekeeping Employee Training

This class is designed to meet the training requirements as described in E.7.b of the Phase II MS4 Permit. We will be covering Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Permittee Operations. Learn the tips and best management practices to prevent your Municipalities maintenance operations from having a negative impact to our waterways!

9/24/2020 - 01:00 PM

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Reviewing Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

This class is designed for Phase II Municipalities that need an introduction to Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCPs). We will be covering the basics of construction site BMPs, what is required to be included in an ESCP submittal, and when these plans should be required of a permit applicant.

9/24/2020 - 02:30 PM

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Compost Blankets: Why They are the Superstar of BMP's for Erosion Control

As California struggles to meet the challenge of complying with SB 1383's mandate to divert 75% of organic materials from landfills by 2025, compost utilization for storm water management promises to become a fixture in the BMP toolbox of cities, counties and state agencies. Learn how this under-utilized resource can be used to deliver not only outstanding erosion control, but also ecosystem services like water conservation, storm water capture and infiltration, pollutant reduction in run-off, improved soil structure and health and the sequestration of carbon from greenhouse gases. Applied research comparing compost blanket performance to hydro-mulch applications will be presented along with case studies from Caltrans and other statewide projects.

9/25/2020 - 08:30 AM

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The ABCs of BMP Installation at Construction Sites

John McCullah, a nationally and internationally recognized expert in erosion and sediment control, (interviewed by WGR's John Teravskis), will talk about very pragmatic tips when it comes to controlling erosion and sedimentation on construction sites. He will share some clips from his award-winning Dirt Time videos. Even very seasoned and experienced QSPs and QSDs can learn valuable field tips from John and his instructional videos.

9/25/2020 - 10:00 AM

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Myths Associated with Compost Nutrient Release in Storm Water Run-off

It is a common perception that compost, because of its association with healthy soils and landscaping, must be rich in readily available nutrients posing a threat to receiving bodies of water contributing to storm water run-off contamination. This presentation shares the science behind "organic" forms of nitrogen, how they differ from synthetic produced nutrients, and how compost BMP's have become the foundation for water quality improvement programs like Washington state's Soils for Salmon program. Learn why the quality of the compost you use is important and how to integrate this valuable tool into your storm water management program.

9/25/2020 - 12:00 PM

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