(WESTERVILLE, OH — December 14, 2011) The National Ground Water Association’s new short course, “Urban Water Resources: Stormwater Management, Groundwater Recharge, and LID,” is being offered twice in 2012. The first takes place February 9-10 in Portland, Oregon, while the second is scheduled for October 18-19 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This course, designed for environmental consultants, engineers, architects, stormwater management planners, developers, and local and state agency personnel, will provide insight as to how a comprehensive understanding of stormwater infiltration potential and limitations, particularly as applied to low impact development or LID, can benefit urban planning policy.
LID technologies, including bioswales, porous pavement, and rain gardens, often rely on infiltration to achieve their stormwater management goals. But while infiltration can serve as one of the most effective and efficient best management practices to mitigate the environmental impacts of stormwater disposal/management, it is often taken for granted.
In addition, urban water budgets are often not well understood. 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. That is, urbanization increases groundwater recharge, an assumption backed by a number of studies.
Course instructors Derrik Williams and Larry West have decades of experience between them in groundwater modeling, management, development, control, and protection.
To learn more about this course, as well as the many other NGWA educational offerings available, visit the events/education section of our Web site or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791).
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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