Soils and Causes of Erosion
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

   Understanding on the importance of soil testing and how to gather samples the right way

   The importance of pH and organic matter and how it is critical for sustainable vegetation

   BSM technologies and how they can improve soils as an option to traditional compost

   Types of erosion and variables impacting erosion

   Types of sediment and sedimentation

   Damage caused by erosion and sedimentation

Goals for Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 PM CDT

   Practices that minimize site disturbance

   Preservation of native vegetation

   Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areas on the construction site

Calculations for Determining Soil Loss and Channel Stabilization
Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

   Review RUSLE

   Review Manning’s calculation

   Design software

   Product selection using software 00

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices
Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 PM CDT

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching

   Mixing and applying hydraulic mulches

   Use of blankets and turf reinforcement mats in channel applications

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     4.0 HSW CE Hours


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These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

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Dr. Williams

Dr. Charles E. Williams Jr., is a professional civil engineer with 22 years of experience in private consulting, and with state, and municipal organizations. He came to the City of Jackson in May 2002, as a graduate civil engineer working in the Streets, Bridges and Drainage Division within the Public Works Department. In 2006, Dr. Williams was promoted to a senior civil engineer within the Engineering Division. Dr. Williams has served as the interim director of public works, and currently serves as the engineering manager within the Department of Public Works. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Mississippi Engineering Society, and the American Publics Works Association. His most recent accomplishment at the City of Jackson was the management of a grant awarded by Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) totaling $2.4 million allocated for drainage improvements to Lynch Creek. He also helped coordinate a memorandum of understanding between various federal, state, and local government organizations to rehabilitate the Mill Street Bridge on Woodrow Wilson Avenue, combining resources from all agencies in an amount of $4 million. Dr. Williams has managed various engineering awarded grants, bonds, and other external funding opportunities totaling over $75 million during his 15 year tenure at the City of Jackson. One of his most current duties is helping the City of Jackson stay in compliance with a $400 million federal mandated consent decree for sanitary sewer violations. In addition he is also helping the City of Jackson develop a master plan to improve the City of Jackson’s aging infrastructure. Dr. Williams is a distinguished graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.S.C.E., 1996), Mississippi State University (M.S.C.E.,2000), Belhaven University (MBA, 2003), and the University of Alabama (PhD, Civil Engineering, 2013). He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is a member of Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society, and the author of two published engineering articles. He has also previously served as a speaker on the subject of “New Developments in Onsite Wastewater Treatments” for HalfMoon Education Seminars.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Soils and Causes of Erosion

Soils and Causes of Erosion

May 16, 2019 Webinar Dr. Williams