Our experience has been that peer to peer learning is a critical strategy to increase the acceptance and adoption of innovative practices at the local level. In addition, we like recognize innovative approaches and local success stories in the Bay watershed. Each of our speakers will share their experiences on cross-cutting issues related to retrofit implementation and provide resources that other communities in the Bay watershed can use.
In this particular webcast we will provide localities with some well-vetted yet innovative tips and tricks for getting urban stormwater retrofits into the ground on a wide scale basis. Specifically, we will hear about a local government that manages to take a proactive approach to retrofits in the form of “stormwater enhancements”, a locality that takes a watershed wide approach and/or focuses primarily on working in the right-of-way, and finally hear from a representative in the private sector that is working with Montgomery County to meet their retrofit/restoration requirements under their MS4 permit.
The MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL webcast series is geared toward local government staff, consultants and state agency staff that have primary responsibility to find, design and build the green infrastructure and urban restoration practices needed to comply with the Bay TMDL and their MS4 permits. The training objective is to help them master the art and science of nutrient accounting and provide them with planning and design tools so that they can cost-effectively achieve urban sector load reductions under their local or state WIPs.