Stormwater BMP Performance and Optimization: A Focus on BMP Performance Studies, Design, Operation, and Maintenance - Austin, TX

  • June 27, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • June 28, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Austin North, Hill Country Ballroom, 12400 N IH 35, Bldg. C, Austin, Texas, 78753


  • 2 or more people

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June 27 - 28, 2019, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

Hilton Garden Inn - Austin North

12400 N IH 35, Bldg. C, Austin, TX, 78753 [directions]

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Abstract: This practical course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollutant control measures (i.e., best management practices) and their performance. Topics include an overview of stormwater BMPs, BMP selection, performance assessment, BMP effectiveness, and performance optimization. The course focuses on how pollutant removal is affected by BMP design, operation, maintenance, and the use of treatment trains. The latest BMP performance data from the International BMP Database is presented. These data provide a baseline for understanding typical BMP performance and setting performance expectations. Recommended inspection practices are also discussed.

Course Topics:

BMP Management

  • Stormwater Management Challenges
  • Stormwater Quality
  • Stormwater Treatment Processes
  • Municipal BMPs
  • Trash Capture BMPs
  • Stormwater and TMDLs
  • Reasonable Assurance Analysis
  • Construction Stormwater Treatment
  • Chemical Treatment Systems
  • Industrial Stormwater Treatment


BMP Selection and Costs

  • BMP Selection Criteria and Data
  • Online vs. Offline BMPs
  • Treatment Trains
  • SELECT Model
  • Capital and O&M Cost Models
  • Municipal BMP Capital and O&M Costs
  • Construction BMP Capital and O&M Costs
  • Active Chemical Treatment System Capital and O&M Costs
  • Industrial BMP Capital and O&M Costs

BMP Monitoring and Performance

  • Monitoring Types and Metrics
  • Treatment Train Performance
  • BMP Performance Variables
  • Performance Expectation Functions
  • International BMP Database Performance Summaries
  • Proprietary BMP Performance
  • Chemical Treatment Performance
  • Industrial BMP Performance
  • Construction BMP Performance 

BMP O&M and Optimization

  • BMP O&M Overview
  • BMP Field Inspections
  • Municipal BMP Inspection and O&M
  • Construction BMP Inspection and O&M
  • Chemical Treatment System Inspection and O&M
  • Ion Exchange System Inspection and O&M
  • BMP Performance Optimization Practices

    Interactive Exercises and Worksheets

    Intended Audience:  This course is intended for scientists, engineers, permit writers, inspectors, and managers seeking an improved understanding of stormwater BMP performance and optimization.

    Education Level: Intermediate to advanced. General concepts and current research are included to ensure that all levels benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.

    Credit: 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    Registration: $595 (save $100 per person when registering a group of two or more - $495 group rate). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    Parking: Free on-site parking.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-five years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality improvement projects and teaches courses on environmental chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater, and surface water management with the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Association. Between teaching and consulting, he researches and develops new water treatment technologies.

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