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 

   Introduction to Virginia Stormwater Management Program

   Complying with Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regulations

      • Review and permitting process

      • Stormwater management plan technical criteria

      • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

      • Construction general permit

   Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater

   Hydrology, soil science and drainage

   Water quantity

   Water quality

   Virginia Runoff Reduction Method

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)

   Including required elements

   Assessing construction sites

   Choosing best management practices (BMPs)

   Evaluating water quality and quantity compliance

   Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping

   Obtaining plan certification

   Implementing SWPPPs

Choosing Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

   Stormwater management planning

   Overview of 15 Non-Proprietary BMPs

      • Rooftop disconnection

      • Sheetflow to filter areas/conserved open space

      • Grass channel

      • Soil amendment

      • Vegetated roof

      • Rainwater harvesting

      • Permeable pavement

      • Infiltration

      • Bioretention

      • Dry swale

      • Wet swale

      • Dry pond

      • Wet pond

      • Filtering practices

      • Constructed wetland

   Proprietary practices

Inspection, Monitoring, Maintenance and Recordkeeping

   Monitoring and inspection

   Construction record drawings

   Implementing monitoring plans

   Reviewing stormwater BMP case studies


     7.0 HSW Cont. Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Mandatory Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects (HSW) and 7.0 continuing education hours to engineers in most states, including Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.

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

Architects, landscape architects, and professional engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states 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 event for 7.0 CECs.

This course offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to contraction contractors. It has not been preapproved in any state with contractor continuing education requirements.

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.


Thakur Dhakal

Fairfax County

Fairfax CountyMr. Dhakal is recognized as a leading stormwater management expert. His experience includes serving as a stormwater management expert in Land Development Services in Fairfax County Government, Virginia. He has 23 years of experience in hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management plan review, policy making, and code interpretation, etc. Mr. Dhakal has developed and enforced stormwater management objectives related to land development activities through application of the principle and practice of engineering, policy, and research findings. He has reviewed, amended and implemented engineering standards as and when needed. Mr. Dhakal manages all aspects of stormwater management applications including BMPs, innovative practices, floodplains, dam standards, Chesapeake Bay preservation ordinances, MS4s, and TMDLs. He is a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality certified erosion and sediment control combined administrator and stormwater management combined administrator.