Stormwater Training & Resources

Upcoming events

    • September 23, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 24, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Training (Webinar)
    Register


    September 23 - 24, 2021, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. EST (2 Days)
    Eastern Time Zone

    Live Interactive Online Training


    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.
    • November 03, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 04, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Live Online Training


    November 3 - 4, 2021, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PDT (2 Days)
    Pacific Time Zone

    Live Online Training with Q&A



    Course Reviews (4.8/5): 


    Please Note: This course is open to California State Water Resources Control Board staff who may register internally via the Training Academy. If you would like to request this training, please feel free to email us your request: course request form.


    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: California State Water Resources Control Board staff may register internally with the Training Academy.


    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.
    • December 01, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Live Online Training


    December 1- 2, 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): 


    Please Note: This course is open to California State Water Resources Control Board staff who may register internally via the Training Academy. If you would like to request this training, please feel free to email us your request: course request form.


    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: California State Water Resources Control Board staff may register internally with the Training Academy.


    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.

Past events

May 11, 2021 Stormwater BMP Performance and Optimization Training Course: A Focus on BMP Performance Studies, Design, Operation, and Maintenance, VA DEQ Staff Only
February 24, 2021 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Live Online Training
December 14, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - CalEPA Water Board Staff Only
December 09, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - CalEPA Water Board Staff Only
December 02, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - CalEPA Water Board Staff Only
September 17, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Live Online Training
July 29, 2020 Stormwater BMP Performance and Optimization Training Course: A Focus on BMP Performance Studies, Design, Operation, and Maintenance - Live Online Training
February 25, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course, VA DEQ Staff Only - Richmond, VA
February 11, 2020 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications to Monitoring and Treatment Training Course - Spokane, WA
February 05, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training - Renton, WA
January 30, 2020 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training - Renton, WA
October 22, 2019 Agrochemical Transport and Fate in Soil, Surface Water, and Groundwater Training Course: A Focus on Pesticides, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus - Renton, WA
June 27, 2019 Stormwater BMP Performance and Optimization: A Focus on BMP Performance Studies, Design, Operation, and Maintenance - Austin, TX
May 14, 2019 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Renton, WA
April 16, 2019 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Renton, WA
October 30, 2018 Stormwater BMP Performance and Optimization Training Course: A Focus on BMP Performance Studies, Design, Operation, and Maintenance, VA DEQ Staff Only - Richmond, VA
October 16, 2018 Agrochemical Transport and Fate in Soil, Surface Water, and Groundwater Training Course - Renton, WA
August 15, 2018 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications to Monitoring and Treatment Training Course - Renton, WA
April 04, 2018 Stormwater BMP Performance and Optimization Training Course: A Focus on BMP Performance Studies, Design, Operation, and Maintenance - Renton, WA
August 22, 2017 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Monitoring and Treatment - Los Angeles, CA
April 19, 2017 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Management and Treatment - Bellevue, WA
February 01, 2017 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - California State Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
January 24, 2017 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, Centennial, CO
November 02, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Union Gap, WA
September 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - San Diego, CA
September 27, 2016 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - California State Water Resources Control Board, San Diego, CA
September 13, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
June 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
May 10, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 04, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Denver, CO
April 05, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Oakland, CA
March 24, 2016 Roadway Runoff Pollutants, BMP Selection, and Performance Training Course - Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT) - Providence, RI
February 23, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Austin, TX
January 27, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
December 03, 2015 Stormwater Treatment Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness - Pasadena, CA
November 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Fort Collins, CO
October 05, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
October 01, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Baltimore, MD
June 02, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Harrisburg, PA
May 14, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
April 28, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Denver, CO
March 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Lansing, MI
February 17, 2015 Private Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course - SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Oakland, CA
January 22, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Honolulu, HI
December 09, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Providence, RI
December 04, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
December 02, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Alexandria, VA
October 28, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
June 03, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - CalEPA Office, Riverside, CA
May 14, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Cal EPA Office, Sacramento, CA
March 26, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Missouri DNR Office, Jefferson, MO
March 12, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry Principles for Local Source Control Specialists - Tacoma, WA
January 28, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Denver, Colorado, January 28 - 29, 2014
January 15, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Austin, Texas, January 15 - 16, 2014
December 04, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 22 - 23, 2015
November 06, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Portland, Oregon, November 6 - 7, 2013
October 30, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Indianapolis, IN
October 09, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Anchorage, Alaska, October 9 - 10, 2013
September 24, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Austin, Texas, September 24 - 25, 2013
September 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Richmond, Virginia, September 19 - 20, 2013
August 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Franklin, TN
March 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Sacramento, CA
February 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Seattle, WA, Feb. 27 - 28, 2013

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