Stormwater re-leaf

Studies at Cornell University show that combining the use of structural soils and porous pavements increases water recharge into the soil to aid in tree-root growth and decreases stormwater runoff. In Tree-Friendly Technologies for Stormwater Management (Monday, Sept. 11, 10 to 10:50 a.m.), Cornell professors Nina Bassuk and Peter Trowbridge will discuss how agencies can create a stormwater management plan that effectively and safely integrates trees and paved surfaces without creating pavement failures.

Erosion control technology

In order to track compliance at several construction sites, a group of neighboring communities implemented a common permitting system that uses a database, geographic information system, and global positioning system. During the session Make Erosion Control Inspections More Efficient With Technology (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.), learn how the communities used this system to streamline the inspection process, customize reports, and share information.

More education

Sunday, Sept. 10, 3 to 3:50 p.m.

Win-Win Approach to Stormwater Best Management Practices

Hear real-world examples of design techniques like inlet filters, wattles, erosion-control blankets, and bioswales, and learn cost-effective ways to implement these techniques. Monday, Sept. 11, 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Develop a Legal and Equitable Stormwater Utility Rate Structure

This session explores issues involved in crafting a rate structure that equitably allocates costs to customers and factors in the stormwater services they receive. Learn how to avoid legal challenges and implement a legally defensible basis for credits to customers that deploy stormwater best management practices.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1 to 2:15 p.m.

NPDES Permitting Made Easy Using Web Portal Technology

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations require PW staff to complete activities throughout the year to meet pre-set goals. Attend this session and learn how to harness Web portal technology to streamline these efforts.

Monday, Sept. 11, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

New Cooperative Initiatives in Stormwater Management

Representatives from three different parts of the country will discuss their regional cooperative efforts to address stormwater quality issues. Their stories will include aggressive tactics to control fecal coliform bacteria, water quality and stream bank protection, and a sustainable stormwater management system.

On the show floor Underground detention

CONTECH Construction Products Inc., Booth 443

Optimizer is a small, efficient stormwater runoff system with a flow-control device that uses a pressure head to immediately discharge at the maximum allowable rate, reducing required storage volume. Its small size requires less excavation and backfill than larger systems, reducing installation time and cost.

Modular catch basin filtration

Transpo Industries Inc., Booth 2605

The EnviroSafe modular catch basin filtration system consists of a basin that houses a filter cartridge, mounted at the grate. The cartridge handles a range of pollutants, including bacteria, hydrocarbons, oils, and metals.