SEPTEMBER 18th, 2019: Stormwater Design and Maintenance. The science of stormwater management is constantly evolving and integrating new and innovative practices is an ongoing process by designers and construction contractors. This webcast will explore tips for good stormwater design and discuss how to be flexible in the field while meeting installation objectives. Register by September 17th. For more information, click HERE.
SEPTEMBER 19th, 2019: Restoration Failures and Lessons Learned. This workshop will include speakers from 9:00 a.m. – noon, followed by lunch. A field tour of Colorado Youth Outdoors and an afternoon break-out session for participants to actively participate in a situational restoration project which is under high risk of failure. Dr. Mark Paschke (CSU), Robert Murphy (Cedar Creek Associates), and Dr. Pete Stahl (Univ. of Wyoming) will present in the morning about common causes of reclamation and restoration project failures. They will discuss lessons learned and explain how to deal with difficult scenarios in your projects. To register click HERE.
OCTOBER 2nd, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m: Careers in Natural Resources Training Workshop. Join the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education in Salida, CO, to explore tools to help you support youth and young adults interested in natural resource careers! Workshop Highlights: Get to know the How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources - an in-depth career development tool for young adults - and how you can use it. Participate in activities you can use to engage your audiences in natural resource career exploration. Plan future training opportunities for your audiences using the tools provided. Register HERE.
OCTOBER 28th, 2019: Water Law in a Nutshell. This seminar will cover all aspects of the law related to water rights and ditch rights as applied in Colorado. Subject matter includes the appropriation, perfection, use, limitations, attributes, abandonment and enforcement of various types of water rights. Additional subject matter will include special rules for groundwater, public rights in appropriated water, interstate compacts and more. Don’t miss this rare and unique opportunity with Aaron Clay in Durango! From his 26 years as a water referee at the Colorado Water Court, Clay brings his wealth of knowledge that earned him a reputation as one of the top experts in water law to this eight hour “Water in a Nutshell” course. Registration is $125. For more information, click HERE.
Qualified MS4 Stormwater Compliance Professional (MS4-SCP). Topics covered in this training include: review of MS4 permit requirements, best management practices (BMPs) for MS4s, compliance with six minimum control measures, identifying common illicit discharges to the MS4, construction inspection techniques for MS4 inspectors, green infrastructure and LID techniques, and stormwater permit compliance assistance. Click location and date below for more information.
Online Courses Available Through Colorado Rural Water Association. Industry studies have shown employee-training budgets for most water and wastewater utilities are tighter than ever. Web-based operator certification and license renewal training provides employers and their employees the flexibility of taking training courses at their own pace without the hassle and cost of attending live classes. Check them out HERE.