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  1. PROJECT DESIGN – 02-21-2018 ~ 7.0 NYS PIE PDHs --
    This comprehensive class will guide participants through the many steps of site planning, design, evaluation and reporting necessary for obtaining NYSDEC stormwater permit coverage in New York. We will work with a specific site (different from previous year’s) beginning with the evaluation of pre-developed conditions and project objectives. Site planning, stormwater practice selection and design will follow. Computations for WQv, CPv, OBv, ExSv, and RRv will then be completed. The class will conclude with the completion of the project’s SWPPP outline, the NOI, and the establishment of a maintenance program for the site’s stormwater facilities. Representatives from NYSDEC Central Office may also participate in the class, providing an opportunity for participants to interact directly with the regulatory agency on issues relating to the Construction Permit and Design Manual.

  2. ADAPTING to a CHANGING CLIMATE – 03-23-2018 ~ 7.0 NYS PIE PDHs --
    Communities across New York are experiencing an ever-increasing variability of weather conditions that adversely affect local flooding and water quality. Old assessment models, design standards, and community policies may not be capable of providing the desired results in the changing climate. This class will examine how climate change is impacting precipitation, runoff and the criteria that is used to establish the design standards for stormwater management and floodplain regulations. Recent precipitation trends will be examined, and the class will explore alternative design criteria that can be used to assess and adopt projects and communities to these trends. One of the key elements for adopting landscapes to climate change is resilience. Numerous retrofitting techniques and designs for “softening” hard-scapes will also be examined, as well as fresh approaches to floodplain assessment and development.

    Filtration and infiltration are effective mechanisms for stormwater pollutant removal, and are present in many stormwater management practices employed for water quality treatment and runoff reduction. This class will examine the essential aspects and design standard of stormwater practices that use filtration and infiltration, including initial design considerations, evaluation of options, testing, sizing, construction, and most importantly: long term maintenance. Numerous design examples, case studies and class exercises will be provided.

  4. STREAM RESTORATION – 05-22-2018 ~ 7.0 NYS PIE PDHs --
    Many of our waterways have lost their natural resilience due to erosion, sedimentation, flooding, urbanization, and manipulation. This class will explore the natural stream restoration techniques developed by CWP, NYSDEC, USACE, and NRCS that can be used to restore the resilience of waterways, and to reduce flooding and pollution impacts. Beginning with assessment techniques for watersheds, soils, channels geomorphology, and bed-loads, the class will then explore the numerous site specific practices available for clean-up, repair, and restoration of stream channels, including bio-engineering, de-channelization, revetments, j-hooks, drops, jacks, deflectors, weirs and veins.. Numerous design examples and case studies will be provided. <

  5. SMALL DAM DESIGN and INSPECTION in NEW YORK – 06-20-2018 ~ 7.0 NYS PIE PDHs --
    In the age of climate change, the importance of building and maintaining sound dam structures is essential for safely managing the changing rates and volumes of precipitation and runoff. Many stormwater management practices include elements of small dams in their design and construction. Following the NYSDEC’s Guidelines for Design of Dams, this class will review the critical elements involved in designing, building and maintaining small dams in New York, including: permitting and evaluation requirements, hydrology, hydraulics, types of spillways, hazard classifications, breach analysis, and the development of emergency action plans. The class will also explore the history of dams in New York state, and techniques for inspecting and retrofitting existing dams Numerous design examples and case studies will be provided.

  6. Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Training – 10-25-2018 ~ 4.0 NYS PDEs --
    This training covers both technical and regulatory aspects of stormwater management and erosion control, and is open to anyone including municipal officials, developers, contractors, non-profit organizations, and others. [ THIS CLASS IS NOW AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY ]

For more information about the Eastern NY SW RTC, Call: (518) 885-8995 x224 

The Eastern NY SW RTC is located at:
Saratoga Cornell Cooperative Extension
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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