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Webinar April 5: Solving Impervious Cover Impairments

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | Posted in News

Using Policy, Apps, Partnerships, and Education to Improve Water Quality

On April 5, 2021 from 1-2 pm EST, scientists and planners from the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) will present a webinar on solutions to impervious cover impairments as part of NEIWPCC’s National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series.

Runoff from impervious surfaces is a major contributor to nonpoint source pollution in surface water bodies. Addressing these impairments is a challenge requiring innovative solutions. For years, the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has been developing new ways to improve water quality in densely developed watersheds. Join CLEAR Director Chet Arnold and Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) co-directors David Dickson and Michael Dietz for a webinar on strategies to address impervious cover impairments.

They’ll discuss lessons learned from the 2007 impervious cover TMDL for Eagleville Brook (the first in the nation) and their work using smartphone apps, municipal partnerships, and education programs to implement green stormwater infrastructure, low impact design practices, and other strategies for reducing impervious cover and improving water quality.

Register online for the webinar, which is free and open to the public. The webinar will be recorded and will be available online for those who cannot join on April 5.

Since 2016, NEIWPCC, through a grant from the EPA, has hosted a series of informational webinars for state, territorial, and tribal program staff working on pollution budgets in impaired waterways under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.

The webinars have featured presentations from a diverse array of experts on topics ranging from modeling tools to media relations skills. All previous webinar recordings, presentations, and supporting material are available in our archives. To propose a topic for a future webinar, submit an abstract here or contact Emma Gildesgame with ideas.

Please contact Emma Gildesgame with any questions or comments.