The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is offering two Watershed Planning Program trainings for watershed coordinators and other water professionals involved in watershed-based planning in Texas.
The “Urban BMPs for Watershed Planning Training” is set for May 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. The “Implementing Watershed Plans Training” is June 4 at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 35 Park Circle in Austin.
The Urban BMPs course will cover typical urban management measures used in watershed planning as well as green infrastructure for stormwater and low impact development (LID). LID refers to practices that manage stormwater in an urbanized setting in a way that minimizes impact to the environment, while increasing cost-effectiveness and sustainability. LID practices include bio-retention, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and permeable pavement.
This training will include a tour of LID and green infrastructure at the Dallas center.
Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by May 24. Register online at Texas A&M Marketplace, or by email to Nathan Glavy. Find more information online.
The June 4 training is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes an overview and case studies on implementation strategies, funding sources, keeping stakeholders engaged, outreach programs, tracking implementation and evaluating progress.
Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by May 30. Register online at the Texas A&M Marketplace or by email to Glavy.
For the June 4 training, refunds will be available prior to May 30, less a $15 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after May 30, but substitutions are allowed, providing that notification is sent to Glavy in advance.
For more information or questions, contact Glavy at 979-458-4915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas Watershed Planning Program is managed by TWRI and funded through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.