On April 3, 2013 CSN hosted a half day of webcast training on “Urban BMPS and the Bay TMDL: A Users Guide”. This was an opportunity for users to learn about the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Expert Panel recommendations for each of the newly approved Urban BMPs that can be used to achieve nutrient and sediment reductions toward the Bay TMDL. We heard from the expert panelists themselves on the findings of the panels as well as some of the questions that they are frequently asked about the recommendations.
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Introduction to Nutrient Accounting
Join Norm Goulet, Chair of the Urban Stormwater Workgroup, as he takes us through the accounting approach that is be taken in order meet the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (duration: 7:51).
New State Performance Standards
In early 2012, an Expert Panel was convened to review the available science on the pollutant removal performance and runoff reduction capability of BMPs that are used to comply with the new state-wide performance standards for new development and redevelopment for all of the States and jurisdictions in the Bay watershed. Join expert panelists Randy Greer,DNREC and Scott Crafton,VADCR as they take us through the final recommendations of the panel and some frequently asked questions. (Two videos – duration: 13:06, 9:20)
To learn more about the New State Stormwater Performance Standards Expert Panel click here.
Urban Stormwater Retrofits
This panel was charged with coming up with pollutant removal rates associated with stormwater retrofits used in the Bay watershed. Join panelists Jason Papacosma, Arlington County and Ted Brown, Biohabitats, Inc. as they take us through the findings of the panel and some frequently asked questions. (Two videos – duration: 11:23, 10:00)
To learn more about the Urban Stormwater Retrofits Expert Panel click here.
Urban Stream Restoration
Join experts Bill Stack, CWP and Matt Meyers, Fairfax County as they take us through the different protocols and methods the panel recommends for computing nutrient and sediment removal associated with urban stream restoration. (Two videos – duration(s): 10:22, 6:49)
To learn more about the Urban Stream Restoration Expert Panel click here.
Urban Nutrient Management
Listen to experts Neely Law, CWP, Karl Berger, MWCOG, and Jonathan Champion, DDOE explain the three types of nutrient reduction credits associated with urban nutrient management. (Three videos – duration(s): 10:57, 15:49, 5:24)
To learn more about the Urban Nutrient Management Expert Panel click here.
BMP Reporting, Tracking and Verification
Finally we will return to Norm as he takes us through the most important component of this nutrient accounting approach – reporting, tracking and verification. (Duration: 13:54).
Update on the Other Panels
A brief update on the current expert panels being conducted by the Urban Stormwater Workgroup and an overview of the planned upcoming panels (duration – 12:19):
The presentations from this year’s retreat can be accessed here.
The following resources are referenced in the webcasts: