This page contains information on webinars for the Minnesota Stormwater Manual. Please note that the PowerPoint files may contain links. To make the links live you must be running the Powerpoint slide show.
Overview: While the benefits of pretreatment are well understood, we continue to see ineffective pretreatment as a result of poor design or construction, inadequate maintenance, incorrect choice of practice, inadequate sizing, and so forth. The objectives for this webinar are to reiterate the role and importance of pretreatment, provide examples of good and recommended practices, and discuss some common concerns with pretreatment implementation.
Overview: Engineered media and designs with media amendments are increasingly being used to meet water quality targets for stormwater runoff. This webinar will highlight on-going work related to bioretention and engineered media.
Link to page on engineered media
Overview: This webinar will provide information on the importance and value of street sweeping for controlling nutrient loading to receiving waters, an overview of a new street sweeping crediting tool for phosphorus, a discussion of street sweeping guidance, and a discussion of additional research needs. The tentative agenda is as follows.
Overview: This webinar covered material developed through multiple work orders during 2018-2018. The objective was to update the pretreatment information in the Minnesota Stormwater Manual, which included information on vegetated filter strips, settling practices, case studies, and a tool for selecting the appropriate pretreatment practice.
The MPCA hosted a live webinar on February 27, 2019, 8:30-11:30. The presenter was Mike Trojan from the MPCA and the webinar was attended in person by several stormwater representatives.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a live webinar on Tuesday, August 7, 10:00-11:00 (Central time). Abstract:
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a live webinar on Tuesday, January 9, 1:30-3:30 (Central time).
Abstract: Despite our best intentions, sometimes our stormwater Best Management Practices do not do what we want or expect of them. This is particularly true for stormwater management of phosphorus. We have invited three expert speakers to discuss three particularly important and perhaps not fully understood BMPs – wet ponds, bioretention, and street sweeping/litter management. The speakers will discuss why these BMPs have often not achieved water quality goals for phosphorus and present approaches to maximizing their pollutant removal effectiveness.
The MPCA hosted a live webinar on updates to the MIDS Calculator (Version 3). This webinar focused on bioretention media, bioretention vegetation, and tree-based bioretention. Guest speakers included:
The MPCA hosted a live webinar on updates to the MIDS Calculator (Version 3). This webinar focused on recent updates to the MIDS Calculator and included example applications and a tour of the supporting information in the Minnesota Stormwater Manual. The webinar included the following topics:
Attendance at a Stormwater Manual webinar, MIDS Calculator training, or Simple Estimator training qualifies for Professional Development Hours (PDH) for the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID. Look for links to certificates with each qualifying webinar (above). The event may qualify for other professional development credit, but be aware that we have not verified that with other licensing organizations.
Note that it is your responsibility to attend the webinar and document your attendance, including downloading the certificate. The MPCA documents people who attended the webinar or training, including the times they were logged in to the event, and will provide this information to certifying boards if requested. We cannot document people who have viewed recorded webinars. We provide a form summarizing the justification for offering pdhs. See File:CONTINUING EDUCATION ASSESSMENT FORM - Stormwater Manual webinars trainings.docx