Crediting Floating Treatment Wetlands Archived Webcast Recording

Crediting Floating Treatment Wetlands Archived Webcast Recording


Tom Schueler & Cecilia Lane, Chesapeake Stormwater Network

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) are rafts of wetland vegetation that are deployed in stormwater ponds with a permanent pool of water. FTWs have been implemented in open-water systems, stormwater ponds, farm ponds CAFO lagoons and aquatic nursery operations across the nation.

In keeping with its established policy, the Urban Stormwater Workgroup convened an expert panel in 2013 to evaluate the potential benefits to potentially provide cost effective nutrient reduction for Chesapeake Bay communities.

After almost 3 years, the Panel has come to consensus. Join us for a “debut” webinar to hear their main recommendations for implementing and crediting these practices in the Chesapeake Bay!

Join us!

The panel’s final recommendations can be downloaded below, we are accepting comments on these recommendations until July 6, 2016. To submit a comment, email Cecilia Lane at with FTW Comments in the subject line.

Related Resources

Crediting Floating Treatment Wetlands Webcast Slides

Slides from the webcast Crediting Floating Treatment Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay which aired on Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Floating Treatment Wetlands in Existing Wet Ponds

The final report outlining the Recommendations of the Floating Treatment Wetlands Expert Panel.
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