How to Use Berms and Swales for Stormwater Infiltration
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Thursday, February 24, 2022
9:00 – 11:00 am CST
Steven D. Trinkaus
Stormwater management objectives
• Slowing the flow of stormwater
• Facilitating infiltration
Using vegetated swales to meet stormwater objectives
• Types of swales
• Benefits and drawbacks
• Applications for swales
• Design and construction of swales
Using infiltration berms to meet stormwater objectives
• Types of berms
• Benefits and drawbacks
• Applications for berms
• Design and construction of berms
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Principal at Trinkaus Engineering, LLC, in Southbury, CT
Mr. Trinkaus is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of low impact development (LID), having presented at many American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental & Water Resource Institute (ASCE/EWRI) international conferences and many other regional conferences and workshops on LID and water quality issues. He was an invited speaker by the Water Resources Agency in Taichung, Taiwan, to present a 12-hour workshop on LID in December of 2011. He has been an invited presenter and consultant multiple times on storm water and LID in China and South Korea since 2013. He has designed LID retrofits in Zhenjiang, China. He was reviewed and edited LID reports by Pusan National University and Land & Housing Institute in South Korea. Mr. Trinkaus has written LID Design Manuals for the Towns of Tolland, Plainville, Harwinton, Morris, and East Granby, Connecticut. He has designed many types of LID treatment systems for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Mr. Trinkaus is primary author of the EWRI Filter Strip/Bioswales Task Committee. Mr. Trinkaus is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and Maryland. He received a bachelor of science degree in Forest Management in 1980 from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Trinkaus has more than 39 years of experience in the land development field and more than 19 years of experience designing low impact development treatment systems and ten years writing LID regulations and design manuals.
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Course Title: How to Use Berms and Swales for Stormwater Infiltration
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines how to use use vegetated swales and infiltration berms to facilitate filtration and slow the flow of stormwater. Topics includes types of berms and swales, their benefits and drawbacks, and case studies of appropriate applications of each type.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss and explain how berms and swales can be used to accomplish two primary goals of stormwater management: slowing the flow of stormwater, and facilitating infiltration.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the types of swales and determine how to properly use them to meet stormwater objectives.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify types of infiltration berms, explain their benefits and drawbacks, and manage issues that arise in design and construction.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to evaluate case studies of appropriate selection, design and construction of vegetated swales and infiltration berms.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Some familiarity with stormwater management concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/01/2024
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