Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:30 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:30 – 5:00 pm

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures

   Background and development of national and state regulations and permit requirements

   Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements

   Complying with Iowa Department of Natural Resources regulations

      • Notice of intent requirements

      • Special conditions for sensitive waters

      • Review and permitting process

      • Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater

   Hydrology, soil science and drainage

   Classifying storm events

   Identifying consequences of storm events

   Stormwater modeling

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

   Stormwater management planning

      • Sizing criteria

      • Green infrastructure practices

      • Preservation of natural features and conservation design

      • Reducing impervious cover

   Green management techniques

      • Conservation of natural areas

      • Riparian buffers and filter strips

      • Vegetated swales

      • Disconnected impervious

      • Rain gardens

      • Green roofs

      • Rain barrels/cisterns

      • Porous pavement

      • Underground detention

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

   Including required elements

   Choosing best management practices (BMPs)

   Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping

   Obtaining plan certification

   Implementing SWPPPs

Developing Plans for Inspection, Monitoring, Maintenance and Recordkeeping

   Understanding the science and terminology of stormwater management and monitoring

   Implementing monitoring plans

   Reviewing stormwater BMP case studies


     7.0 Public Protection (HSW) Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in Iowa. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Iowa.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs.

Architects, engineers, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit outside of Iowa will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Eric Thompson

MSA Professional Services

Senior Water Resources Engineer at MSA Professional Services
Mr. Thompson currently leads MSA Professional Services Water Resources Specialty team of seven professionals out of their Madison, Wisconsin, office. They serve clients in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. He has over 20 years of experience, specializing in stormwater management including watershed management activities ranging from wetland restoration to aquatic habitat assessments, lake water quality improvement, flood reduction, and development regulation. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois and is also a certified floodplain manager. In March 2014, Mr. Thompson was elected to the board of the Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association (IFSMA). He also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Coastal Management (WAFSCM).