Stormwater Management Seminar

Presenter: Rachael Keish, PE, QSP/D, CGP & IGP ToR, ENV SP, ISI Verifier

May 31, 2019

Course Objectives

Determine when a stormwater permit is necessary and comply with stormwater permit requirements.
Describe the elements to be included in stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs).
Obtain plan certifications for SWPPPs.
Choose appropriate stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and develop plans for inspection, monitoring, maintenance and recordkeeping.
Utilize green infrastructure practices and green management techniques, including riparian buffers, vegetated swales, cisterns and porous pavement.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a 7.0 hour continuing education opportunity to California professional engineers, landscape architects, architects (non-credit), and floodplain managers. Continuing education is not required for engineer and landscape architect license maintenance or renewal in California. This seminar does not include accessibility content for California architects.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885), the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs, and the Association of State Floodplain Mangers for 7.0 CECs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30a
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45a
Lunch (On your own):       11:45a - 12:45p
Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00p

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures

Background and development of national and state regulations and permit requirements
Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements
Complying with NPDES and the California State Water Resources Control Board

  • Notice of intent requirements
  • What the permit covers and does not cover
  • Application process
  • General requirements and standard conditions
  • Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs
Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater

Hydrology, soil science and drainage
Identifying consequences of storm events
Stormwater modeling
Runoff reduction, routing and storage
Infiltration and percolation

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Stormwater management planning
Sizing criteria
Green infrastructure practices

  • Preservation of natural features and conservation design
  • Reducing impervious cover

Green management techniques

  • Conservation of natural areas
  • Riparian buffers and filter strips
  • Vegetated swales
  • Disconnected runoff
  • Stream daylighting
  • Rain gardens
  • Green roofs
  • Stormwater planters
  • Rain barrels/cisterns
  • Porous pavement
  • Proprietary practices
Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

Including required elements
Assessing building sites
Choosing best management practices (BMPs)
Planning for required inspection, maintenance and record keeping
Obtaining plan certification
Implementing SWPPPs

Developing Plans for Inspection, Monitoring, Maintenance and Recordkeeping

Understanding the science and terminology of stormwater management and monitoring
Implementing monitoring plans
Reviewing stormwater BMP case studies

Location: Oakland, CA | Seminar Date: May 31, 2019 | Directions: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland Airport , 77 Hegenberger Road,  Oakland, CA 94621