How to Naturalize an Existing Stormwater Detention/Retention Basin
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Dr. Stephen J. Souza
What naturalization is and why it is important
Stormwater detention and additional benefits
Changing the size and shape of the basin
Changes to the inlet and outflow
Improving basin soils and plants
Promoting diffusion and infiltration
Planning for regular maintenance
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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Dr. Stephen J. SouzaOwner of Clean Waters Consulting, LLC in New Jersey
Dr. Stephen J. Souza has over 35 years of professional expertise in the management and restoration of water resources. This includes the design and application of a wide array of green infrastructure stormwater management techniques. Dr. Souza received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (1974), his M.S. from Rutgers University (1976), and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut (1981). He is the founding partner of Princeton Hydro, serving as the company’s president until his retirement in 2018. Dr. Souza is an instructor and course coordinator for the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education as well as for Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Temple University (Department of Landscape and Horticulture – Tyler School of Art and Agriculture).
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Course Title: How to Naturalize an Existing Stormwater Detention/Retention Basin
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the principles and practice of transforming traditional dry-bottom basins into naturalized basins that improve water quality and provide a host of environmental benefits.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the principles of naturalization of stormwater detention and retention basins and explain why it is important.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe how to change the size and shape of detention basins as part of the naturalization effort, and they will be able to explain what benefits this may produce.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how to change inlet and outflow of detention basins as part of the naturalization effort, and they will be able to explain what benefits this may produce.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how to improve basin soils and select native plantings can promote diffusion and infiltration of stormwater.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development and earthwork efforts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2024
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