presented by Julie Beth "JB" Hinds and Larry West
This new short course from NGWA will introduce you to urban groundwater elements as a basis for managing urban groundwater development, implementing effective urban groundwater planning practices, and developing urban groundwater policies.
Urban water budgets are often poorly understood. A misunderstanding of the sources, quantity, and quality of urban recharge can lead to counterproductive land-use decisions and misguided legislation. Groundwater impacts from urbanization often focus on increased runoff from impervious surfaces, which is sometimes incorrectly equated with reduced groundwater recharge.
Most groundwater modelers assume the opposite is true — urbanization increases groundwater recharge — and this assumption is backed by a number of studies that suggest urbanization increases recharge even in moderately humid areas.
In addition to the incidental recharge increases seen from urbanization, many communities now promote practices that promote focused, intentional recharge and infiltration. The benefits and disadvantages of these focused infiltration practices must be analyzed in the context of a well understood urban water budget.
Infiltration can serve as one of the most effective and efficient best management practices to mitigate the environmental impacts of stormwater disposal/management. Low impact development, or LID, technologies, whether bioswales, porous pavement, or rain gardens, often rely on infiltration to achieve their stormwater management goals.
Unfortunately, however, many planners, architects, and design engineers take infiltration for granted. Generally because infiltration takes place out of site, it is therefore out of mind. Many program management plans and specific site developments get mired in a number of project feasibility problems because the project or agency planning teams do not have a clear understanding of the limitations and most importantly, the inexactness of infiltration technology.
During this course, you will:
A binder with course notes and other relevant material.
This course is worth 1.4 CEUs.
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Nonmember — $1,095
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Red Lion Hotel on the River — Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217
fax 503 283.4743
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $89 per night single/double occupancy and $99 per night triple/quad occupancy for a standard guest room, and $99 per night single/double occupancy and $109 per night triple/quad occupancy for a river view guest room. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the January 28, 2012 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA program to receive this group rate. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791 outside the United States)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
fax 614 898.7786
601 Dempsey Road
National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614 898.7791 outside the US)
fax 614 898.7786