Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30  – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 – 4:00 pm

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures 
P. Sauer

    Background and development of national and state regulations 
      and permit requirements
   Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements
   Complying with NPDES and Iowa Department of Natural Resources regulations
      • Notice of intent requirements
      • What the permit covers and does not cover
      • Application process
      • General requirements and standard conditions
      • Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater 
P. Sauer/R. Keehn

   Hydrology, soil science and drainage 
   Identifying consequences of storm events
   Stormwater modeling
   Runoff reduction, routing and storage
   Infiltration and percolation

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater  
Best Management Practices (BMPs) 
R. Keehn

   Stormwater management planning 
      • Sizing critera
   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 runoff
      • Stream daylighting 
      • Rain gardens
      • Green roofs 
      • Stormwater planters 
      • Rain barrels/cisterns 
      • Porous pavement
      • Proprietary practices

Tying it all Together:  
Planning, Modeling, Design and Maintenance
P. Sauer/R. Keehn

   Case study 
      • Planning 
      • Modeling 
      • Design


Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
     6.0 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
     6.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Iowa. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Iowa.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA/CES. Visit for complete AIA/CES seminar information under this course listing.

Architects, engineers, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit out 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 6.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-credit 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.


Rocky J. Keehn, PE, D.WRE, CFM

Mr. Keehn has over 35 years of experience in the field of stormwater planning and design. Projects have included storm sewer design; detention ponding for rate control; retention ponds for water quality improvements; wetland construction; underground and above ground BMPs including rain gardens, first flush diversion structures, and special outlet structures; and retrofit of existing sites for stormwater improvements. He holds the certification of diplomate water resource engineer (D.WRE) from the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers, and is a registered engineer in the states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Mr. Keehn is a registered hydrologist in Wisconsin, a certified floodplain manager (CFM), and a Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) erosion and sediment control certified inspector.

Pat Sauer

Ms. Sauer is a professional soil scientist and the executive director for the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP). She oversees ISWEP, an organization that supports Iowa MS-4 cities that are permitted by the IDNR by providing educational resources, training and technical support. She also develops and conducts educational training and certification programs throughout Iowa on construction site runoff control, green infrastructure and stormwater design, streambank restoration and stormwater pollution prevention. Ms. Sauer is on the Technical Committee for the IDNR Iowa Stormwater Management Manual and is involved with planning the annual Iowa Water Conference.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Stormwater Management

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This six-hour, live lecture presentation examines stormwater permit requirements and procedure, applying the science of water, choosing stormwater best management practices (BMP), and stormwater planning, modeling, design and maintenance.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe green infrastructure practices to manage stormwater, including the preservation of natural features, conservation design, and reducing impervious cover.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the background and development of state and state stormwater regulations and permit requirements and identify activities that are exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with state and federal permitting regulation, describe the permit application process, and identify general requirements, standard conditions and what the permit covers and doesn’t cover.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to critique and choose stormwater management practices for particular site goals, including vegetated swales, stream daylighting, green roofs, rain barrels, rain gardens, stormwater planters, and porous pavement.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify the consequences of storm events and discuss hydrology and soil science, and stormwater modeling, infiltration and percolation, and runoff reduction principles.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and awareness of stormwater issues.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/20/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $269.00