Webinar Series on Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems Starts May 4

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Continuing Education and ASCE’s Environmental Water Resource Institute (EWRI) will host a four-part webinar series that will be based on the recent ASCE report, Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems.-endpar-

Source Molecular Corporation was one of the microbial source tracking (MST) laboratories contacted by a voluntary committee of stormwater experts during the creation of the ASCE report. The technical report serves as a resource for local governments working to address elevated fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in urban areas, particularly with regard to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements arising from FIB total maximum daily loads (TMDLs).

The webinar series will begin on May 4 and conclude on July 21. Speakers include Jane Clary of Wright Water Engineers in Denver, Colorado, Brandon Steets of Geosyntec, Robert Pitt of the University of Alabama, and Dr. Charles Rowney of ACR, LLC.

The first webinar — A Practical Guide for MS4s — will provide an overview of the Pathogens report, with discussion on the state-of-the-practice for addressing bacteria and pathogens in urban stormwater systems, including source tracking.

The second webinar — Understanding and Identifying Sources — will focus on the bacteria and pathogens sources in urban stormwater, as well as state-of-the-science source identification tools.

The third webinar — Transport of Pathogens in the Environment — will focus on the state-of-the-practice fate and transport processes, data analysis methods, and modeling tools for evaluating fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) and pathogens in urban stormwater systems and their receiving waters.

The fourth webinar — Source Controls and Stormwater Control Measures — will review the most effective non-structural/source control and structural control strategies to reduce FIB and pathogen loading from urban stormwater systems.

Register for the webinar series here.