Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Live Online Training

  • February 24, 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • February 25, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online Training (Webinar)


  • 10 or more people
  • 2 to 9 people

Registration is closed

February 24 - 25, 2021, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST (2 Days)
Pacific Time Zone

Live Online Training with Q&A

Course Reviews (4.8/5): 

Summary: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP selection and performance, BMP optimization, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Surface water and groundwater protection are also covered.

Course Topics

Stormwater Quality Principles
  • General Stormwater Chemistry
  • Chemo/Pollutographs
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • Grab versus Composite Sampling
  • Event Mean Concentrations
  • Pollutant Loads
  • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)
  • Managing First Flush
  • Sediment Chemistry
  • Common Pollutant Sources
  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Contaminant Transport and Fate
  • Metal Pollutant Properties
  • Organic Pollutant Properties
  • Partitioning Coefficients
  • Complexation & Speciation
  • Cation Exchange
  • Redox Potential
  • Acidity (pH)
  • Alkalinity and Hardness
  • Conductivity

Stormwater Pollutant Properties
  • Thermal Pollution
  • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
  • Nanoparticles
  • Acid/Base Generating Material
  • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
  • Salts and Other Minerals
  • Nutrients
  • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
  • Oil and Grease
  • Antifreeze Glycols
  • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants

  • PAHs

  • PCBs

  • Phthalates

Stormwater Pollutants (cont.)

  • Pesticides and Degradates

  • Microrubber Organics

  • Pathogens

Stormwater Treatment Processes
  • Coagulation/Flocculation
  • Precipitation
  • Sedimentation
  • Flotation
  • Laminar Separation
  • Vortex Separation
  • Screening
  • Filtration
  • Sorption
  • Temperature Reduction
  • Acid/Base Neutralization
  • Volatilization
  • Disinfection
  • Biodegradation
  • Phytodegradation
  • Soil Processes
  • Infiltration

BMP Effectiveness
  • BMP and LID Categories
  • BMP Selection Criteria
  • Performance Assessment
  • International BMP Database
  • Concentration Reduction
  • Load Reduction
  • Efficiency Ratio
  • Summation of Loads
  • Effluent Probability Method
  • Online vs. Offline Facilities
  • Low Impact Development
  • Treatment Trains
  • Proprietary BMPs

  • Optimizing BMP Design for N and P

  • Optimizing BMP Media

  • Zero Valent Iron Applications
  • Biochar Applications

  • Improving Pathogen Removal

  • Engineered Streambeds
  • Permeable Reactive Weirs

Groundwater and Surface Water Protection

Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to monitoring, treatment, and BMP effectiveness. Scientists, engineers, field staff, policy makers, enforcement staff, and program managers will benefit from attending.

Education Level: Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

Course Materials: 2021 updated course proceedings and references.

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

Tuition: $395 individual, $295 per person for small groups of 2 - 9 people, and $195 per person for groups of 10 or more on the same registration. Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Location: Your home or office - anywhere you can get comfortable and online.

About the Instructor:  Erick McWayne has over 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 in 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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