Geosyntec's Andrea Braga, PE, CPESC (Massachusetts) and Erica Tillinghast, PE, CPESC (Georgia) recently created a training manual to support EnviroCert International's (ECI) new Qualified Stormwater Manager (QSM) program. Erica also assisted in the studio, recording the QSM training with ECI.
Andrea is a Principal Water Resources Engineer with more than 12 years of professional experience focused on helping clients develop innovative solutions to their complex water quality, flooding, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance issues. She specializes in stormwater system design, modeling, and analysis from project planning and permitting to whole life-cycle costing, construction oversight, monitoring, and maintenance.
Erica is a Project Engineer with professional and research experience in water resources and environmental engineering specializing in green infrastructure, low-impact development design, and hydraulic and hydrologic modeling. She recently presented on Microbial Source Tracking at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
The QSM certification will provide a broad national (U.S.) overview of the fundamentals of soil, topography, climate, geomorphology, erosion and sediment control, and drainage. It will also provide an overview of various construction stormwater control measures and components as well as the implementation of a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP).
ECI is an international non-profit organization that administers five professional certification programs in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries and has certified more than 30,000 professionals over the past 40 years. It is the only stormwater and environmental organization that has a demonstrated accreditation-compliant program that grants individuals with professional certifications. It is also the only professional certification recognized by the EPA whose professionals are designated as qualified to prepare stormwater pollution prevention plans.
Learn more about QSM and the manual: https://envirocertintl.org/new-certificate-of-training-qualified-stormwater-manager/
Learn more about EnviroCert: https://envirocertintl.org/