Andrea Braga (Massachusetts) and Brandon Steets (California) will share their experience during a joint webinar entitled "Stormwater Management for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Compliance" with the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 31, 2017.
The webinar introduces CRWA members to leaders in the field who are working on the planning and implementation of programs and projects aimed at addressing stormwater management issues with a focus on TMDL compliance.
One of the country's oldest watershed organizations, Charles River Watershed Association was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. Since its earliest days of advocacy, CRWA has figured prominently in major clean-up and watershed protection efforts, working with government officials and citizen groups from 35 Massachusetts watershed towns from Hopkinton to Boston. Initiatives over the last five decades have dramatically improved the quality of water in the watershed and changed approaches to water resource management.
Julie Wood of the CRWA will discuss "Navigating Massachusetts Grant Opportunities – Where is the Stormwater Funding?" She will present information about the various grant programs available to municipalities along with an easy-to-follow timeline. She will also discuss examples of project ideas that can help build capacity beyond the immediate grant period such as developing long-term stormwater management plans or fund planning and design guidance for typical projects.
Andrea Braga, P.E., CPESC of Geosyntec will present "Massachusetts Watershed Based Plans – A New Web-Based Tool for Statewide Watershed Planning," an interactive web-based tool for statewide WBPs that provides a template to help users develop WBPs that meet the nine elements required by the US EPA.
Brandon Steets, P.E. of Geosyntec will present "Tools for TMDL Compliance – From Tracking the Source to Tracking the Solution!" He will discuss forensic source tracking tools that allow for greater accuracy in the identification of human versus non-human sources of contamination in surface and groundwater.
Learn more about the webinar at: https://tockify.com/crwaevents/detail/399/1509465600000.
Learn more at about Charles River Watershed Association: http://www.crwa.org/.
Learn more about Andrea at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/andrea-braga
Learn more about Brandon at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/brandon-steets