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Over 130 technical sessions

Inspiring case studies, thought-provoking forums, and original research make up Environmental Connection 2016's technical sessions. Learn proven techniques to help you stay ahead in a competitive market.

These sessions are included with the purchase of any conference pass. Once you have purchased a pass, you can attend any of the sessions offered that day. There is no need to register for individual sessions, allowing you the greatest amount of scheduling flexibility.

Our technical program boasts more than 130 sessions over the annual conference. The sessions are presented in a variety of formats such as:

  • Training Workshops
  • Case Studies
  • Forums
  • Technical Papers
  • Product Practicums
  • Poster Presentations
  • Half-Day Sessions

The schedule below contains all of the sessions throughout the conference. You can also view only sessions offered on:

Session times are subject to change.

Add To Interest List Title Primary Presenter or Moderator Type Section Room
Wednesday, February 17
9:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Post Construction BMP Inspection and Maintenance Ted Sherrod, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CMS4S Half-Day Session Storm Water Management 221A
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
EPA Called. They're coming to audit your MS4 program Diana McDonald Forum MS4 Management 221B
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
I Have to Conduct Stormwater Monitoring - Any One Else Want to Join In the Fun? J.P. Johns, PE Case MS4 Management 301B
The Nitty-Gritty of Green Roof Substrates Jenny Hill, CChem, EPt Case Storm Water Management 302A
Innovative Techniques in the Gabion System George Ragazzo Product Practicum Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
Ultra-Urban Ecosystem Restoration - Northerly Island Ecosystem Restoration in Chicago Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP Case Surface Water Restoration 303A
Emergency Watershed Protection Program Post Disaster Erosion Control Projects in Colorado John Andrews, CPESC, P.E. Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
Use of Biopolymer Flocculants for Management of Stormwater Run-off during Construction of a Highway John Meland Case Storm Water Management 301C
Evaluating Sediment Barriers used in the Construction Industry Alan Bugg, PMP, CPESC Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 301A
Implementation & Analysis of a Statewide Stormwater Turbidity Monitoring Program on Linear Projects Janette Wolf, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ Case Storm Water Management 303B
Compost Based Erosion and Sediment Controls, LID Methods and TMDL Solutions Jason Dorney, CPESC Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 302B
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Using Polymer Enhanced Best Management Practices to Control Erosion and Enhance Water Quality Seva Iwinski Bray Case Storm Water Management 302A
Permanent Storm Water Quality Features for MS4 Stormwater Management Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI Case Other 301B
Performance Comparisons of Construction Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Wesley Zech, Ph.D. Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 301A
Dam or Filter - What's the Difference When it Comes to Sediment Control Kurt Kelsey Product Practicum Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
In Stream Work Plan: Means & Methods Luis Montgomery Workshop Surface Water Restoration 303A
Implementing the ADDIE Instructional Model Jimmy Eanes, CPESC, CESSWI, CMP Case Other 302B
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Industrial MS4 Program Martin Miller Case MS4 Management 301B
Testing and Specifying Erosion Control Products C. Joel Sprague, P.E Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
SOIL Fund Update: A Review of Exciting New International Projects Will Mahoney, PG, CPSWQ Case Other 303B
Porous Pavement System Design Over Compacted Fill: A Case Study of a 15 Acre Parking Facility Daniel Bourdeau, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Case Storm Water Management 302A
Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix Decision Trees Dwayne Stenlund, CPESC Case Erosion and Sediment Control 301A
Start Here: A Primer on Erosion and Sediment Control Craig Benson Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 302B
319 Grant: Urban Stormwater Retrofit of a Public Works Facility Erin Keys, P.E., CPESC Case Storm Water Management 301C
The Science of High Performance Hydraulic Mulches Products Jill Pack, CPESC Product Practicum Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
Afternoon Half-Day Sessions (1:40 PM - 5:00 PM)
Specifying Erosion and Sediment Control Practices David Todd, PE, CPESC Half-Day Session Erosion and Sediment Control 221A
How dirty is your watershed? Sediment/Turbidity TMDL Development and Compliance Craig Benson Half-Day Session Surface Water Restoration 221B
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
Permits Are In Hand - Now What?!? Katherine Keck, CPESC, CESSWI Forum Storm Water Management 303A
The Design, Funding and Creation of a School Raingarden Nancy Schumm, CPESC, CMS4S Case Storm Water Management 301C
Advanced Planning and Measurable Outcomes: Restoration Success in Southern Colorado David Chenoweth Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302B
Reversing the History of Urban Hydrology Chris Estes, RLA, ASLA Case Storm Water Management 303C
Effective Sediment Basin Design Jamie McCutchen, PE Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
Fore! Going Off-Course with Sediment and Erosion Control at a Golf Course Redevelopment Project Daniel Nitzsche, CPESC,CESSWI Case Erosion and Sediment Control 301A
A Quantified Approach to the Functional Longevity of Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products Drew Loizeaux Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
Application of SARA Water Quality Tools for Stormwater Quality Management Yu-Chun Su Paper Storm Water Management 302A
Recent Impact on the Construction Industry due to Increased Local Regulatory Activity Philip Handley Workshop MS4 Management 301B
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Assessing your MS4 Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping Program Lori Gates, CPESC, CPSWQ, CMS4S Workshop MS4 Management 301B
99% Sediment Yield Reduction in Two Easy Steps: A Case Study Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, CPESC, CMS4S, CESSWI Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
Flocculant Application on Construction Projects Barney Blackburn, PE, CPESC Case Erosion and Sediment Control 301A
Green Infrastructure, Green Building, and Compost-Based BMPs - a Match Made in Heaven Britt Faucette, Ph.D., CPESC, LEED AP Paper Storm Water Management 303C
Restoration of the urban section of Rimac river (Peru) by bioengineering methods Joel Fernandez Espinoza Case Erosion and Sediment Control 303A
Green Infrastructure - Make Maintenance a Priority Anthony Kendrick Case Storm Water Management 302A
New Paradigm for TRM Performance Thomas Carpenter, CPESC Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 302B
Reinforced Soil Slope at the Harold Court East Regional Service Center in Austin, Texas Marco Invernizzi Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Five Fundamentals for Successful Restoration of Disturbed Lands Micheal Robeson, PhD, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
Erosion Risk Characterization along Flow Lines Angel Menéndez Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
Developing SWPPPs across Multiple Jurisdictions Sarah Gilstrap, CPESC Case Storm Water Management 302A
The Challenge of Dual Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Jurisdiction Nathan Reynolds Case MS4 Management 301B
Time of Concentration in Storm Water Runoff: Better Methods in Estimating a "TOC" Ken Kagy, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ, CPESC Workshop Storm Water Management 301C
Integrating Stormwater Quantity and Quality Requirements using the Runoff Reduction Method Eric Larson, PE, AICP, CPSWQ, CFM Case Storm Water Management 303C
CEPSCI and CSPR: Implementation of Compliance-Based Stormwater Certification Programs in SC Jill Stewart Workshop Storm Water Management 303A
Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology Michael Perez Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 301A
Thursday, February 18
Morning Half-Day Sessions (8:00 AM - 11:20 AM)
Achieving successful, cost effective erosion control through proper management of vegetation and soil Adrian Juncosa, Ph.D., CPSEC Half-Day Session Erosion and Sediment Control 221A
Segmental Retaining Walls, Rockeries, and Reinforced Slopes Stan Miller Half-Day Session Erosion and Sediment Control 221B
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Reversing the History of Urban Hydrology Chris Estes, RLA, ASLA Case Storm Water Management 301A
Cellulose Polymers: Multi-Functional Workhorses in a Wide Range of Erosion Control Applications Paul Parrott Product Practicum Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
Testing and Specifying Erosion Control Products C. Joel Sprague, P.E Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
Navigating Stormwater Compliance with Proactive Solutions Mary Larsen, QSD,TOR,CPSWQ,CPESC Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 303A
Solving Construction Stormwater Problems in the Field Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Paper Storm Water Management 302C
Become a Quality Contractor in the Turf and Erosion Industry Vicky Dosdall, CPESC, CISEC Case Other 302B
RoundTable: Hydraulic Fracturing Richard McLaughlin Forum Erosion and Sediment Control 221C
The Design, Funding and Creation of a School Raingarden Nancy Schumm, CPESC, CMS4S Case Storm Water Management 301C
Recent Impact on the Construction Industry due to Increased Local Regulatory Activity Philip Handley Workshop MS4 Management 302A
Transportation MS4s: Is this a Permit or a Program? Ronald Poe, PLA, CPESC Case MS4 Management 301B
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
The SWPPP vs. the Permit vs. the Specs: An Uneasy Marriage Among Related Documents David Todd, PE, CPESC Paper Storm Water Management 302C
Roundtable: Discussion of Potential Changes to EPA's Construction General Permit Suzanna Perea Forum Erosion and Sediment Control 221C
The Myth of Capturing 3,600 cubic fee/ac. (250 cubic meters/ha) for Sediment Basins and Traps Jerald Fifield Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
Assessing your MS4 Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping Program Lori Gates, CPESC, CPSWQ, CMS4S Workshop MS4 Management 302A
Processes and value of a Municipal MS4 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program Martin Miller Case MS4 Management 301B
Performance Assessment of Structurally Advanced Synthetic-Composite Sediment Retention Systems Kevin Wolfe, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CPESC, CPSWQ Product Practicum Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Time of Concentration in Storm Water Runoff: Better Methods in Estimating a "TOC" Ken Kagy, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ, CPESC Workshop Storm Water Management 301C
Estimating Hydraulic Erosion Rates in Limited Data Contexts: Application to Peru Miluska Rosas Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
The Challenge of Dual Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Jurisdiction Nathan Reynolds Case MS4 Management 302A
LID Demonstration Projects in Connecticut, a study of Contrasts Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Case MS4 Management 301B
Permanent Storm Water Quality Features for MS4 Stormwater Management Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI Case Other 302C
Integrating Stormwater Quantity and Quality Requirements using the Runoff Reduction Method Eric Larson, PE, AICP, CPSWQ, CFM Case Storm Water Management 301A
WOTUS and the Stormwater Remand Rule: What You Need to Know Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ Forum Storm Water Management 221C
Advanced Planning and Measurable Outcomes: Restoration Success in Southern Colorado David Chenoweth Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302B
ProGanics Biotic Soil Media (BSM) Michael Robeson, PhD, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI Product Practicum Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
So You Want to Be and Expert Witness? Some Rules of the Road for Providing Legal Support Michael Harding, CPESC, CESSWI, ToR, QSP/QSD Paper Other 303A
Friday, February 19
Morning Half-Day Sessions (8:00 AM - 11:20 AM)
Total Sediment Control Pete Hanrahan Half-Day Session Erosion and Sediment Control 221B
Modifications of Stream Restoration Techniques for Arid and Semi-Arid Environments David Williams, PhD., PE., CPESC, PH, CFM Half-Day Session Surface Water Restoration 221A
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Erosion Control Techniques for Low Impact Development David Batts, LEED AP Case Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
I Have to Conduct Stormwater Monitoring - Any One Else Want to Join In the Fun? J.P. Johns, PE Case MS4 Management 301A
The Nitty-Gritty of Green Roof Substrates Jenny Hill, CChem, EPt Case Storm Water Management 302B
Developing Effective LID Municipal Regulations Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Workshop MS4 Management 301B
Use of Biopolymer Flocculants for Management of Stormwater Run-off during Construction of a Highway John Meland Case Storm Water Management 301C
Evaluating Sediment Barriers used in the Construction Industry Alan Bugg, PMP, CPESC Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 302A
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Performance Comparisons of Construction Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Wesley Zech, Ph.D. Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 302A
Emergency Watershed Protection Program Post Disaster Erosion Control Projects in Colorado John Andrews, CPESC, P.E. Case Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
Construction Site Stormwater: The Ignored Problem Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Paper Storm Water Management 303A
Enhancing MS4 Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Programs Lori Gates, CPESC, CPSWQ, CMS4S Workshop MS4 Management 301B
Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology Michael Perez Paper Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
319 Grant: Urban Stormwater Retrofit of a Public Works Facility Erin Keys, P.E., CPESC Case Storm Water Management 301C
Where is my MS4? Understanding your risk. Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 301B
Industrial MS4 Program Martin Miller Case MS4 Management 301A
Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix Decision Trees Dwayne Stenlund, CPESC Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302A
In Stream Work Plan: Means & Methods Luis Montgomery Workshop Surface Water Restoration 303A
Compost Based Erosion and Sediment Controls, LID Methods and TMDL Solutions Jason Dorney, CPESC Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 302C
Implementation & Analysis of a Statewide Stormwater Turbidity Monitoring Program on Linear Projects Janette Wolf, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ Case Storm Water Management 302B
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
99% Sediment Yield Reduction in Two Easy Steps: A Case Study Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, CPESC, CMS4S, CESSWI Case Erosion and Sediment Control 303B
Developing SWPPPs across Multiple Jurisdictions Sarah Gilstrap, CPESC Case Storm Water Management 302B
Designing LID Systems: What do you need to know and why? Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Paper MS4 Management 301B
Application of SARA Water Quality Tools for Stormwater Quality Management Yu-Chun Su Paper Storm Water Management 301C
Fore! Going Off-Course with Sediment and Erosion Control at a Golf Course Redevelopment Project Daniel Nitzsche, CPESC,CESSWI Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302A
The SWPPP vs. the Permit vs. the Specs: An Uneasy Marriage Among Related Documents David Todd, PE, CPESC Paper Storm Water Management 303A
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
CEPSCI and CSPR: Implementation of Compliance-Based Stormwater Certification Programs in SC Jill Stewart Workshop Storm Water Management 302B
Flocculant Application on Construction Projects Barney Blackburn, PE, CPESC Case Erosion and Sediment Control 302A
Green Infrastructure - Make Maintenance a Priority Anthony Kendrick Case Storm Water Management 301C
Implementing the ADDIE Instructional Model Jimmy Eanes, CPESC, CESSWI, CMP Case Other 303A
Implementing the ADDIE Instructional Model Jimmy Eanes, CPESC, CESSWI, CMP Case Other 303A
Using Polymer Enhanced Best Management Practices to Control Erosion and Enhance Water Quality Seva Iwinski Bray Case Storm Water Management 301B
Start Here: A Primer on Erosion and Sediment Control Craig Benson Workshop Erosion and Sediment Control 303C
Add To Interest List Title Primary Presenter or Moderator Type Section
Poster Presentations
Evaluation of Sediment Barriers Using Large-Scale Testing Techniques Alan Bugg Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Multi-Benefit Outcomes from a River Cutbank Feature Patrick Lawrence Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Design and Construction of a Rainfall Simulator for Large Scale Testing of Erosion Control Practices Matthew Horne Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
SEDspread: A hydrologically Robust Construction Site Sediment Basin Design Tool Michael Perez Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Erosion in Simulated Ditches: Effect of Different Liners Maria Polizzi Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Knoxville Microclimates: spatial variability in air and water temperature across four urban neighbor David Howe Poster Other
Physical, Hydrological, and Biological Processes Controlling Porewater Salinity Distributions in a Southeastern Salt Marsh David Miklesh Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Field testing Experimental Seed Mixture Development for the right of way locations in West Virginia Joanna Graham Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Precipitation transition probabilities as a function of area size represented Ying Zhao Poster Other
The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure to Solve Flooding Victoria Karlsson Poster Storm Water Management
Evaluation of CB Shield: A Catch Basin Insert for Removing Pollutants from Urban Stormwater Runoff Pavneet Brar Poster Storm Water Management
Modeling a Single-Ring Measurement Method Used in Site Evaluation of Soil Infiltration Rate John Lewis Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Understanding Post-Wildfire Hydro-Geomorphic Channel Processes Using TLS LiDAR Samira Nourbakhshbeidokhti Poster Erosion and Sediment Control
Improving Soil Health and Mitigating Erosion Through Sustainable Tillage Iain Dummett Poster Erosion and Sediment Control



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