Stormwater Workshops™ to Conduct 26-City National Stormwater Summit Tour

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Stormwater Workshops™, LLC, is partnering with best-of-breed industry experts and companies to conduct a one-of-a-kind national summit, providing critical risk management solutions and compliance training for builders, developers, subcontractors, engineers and government officials in a combined 26-city tour scheduled to start November 29.

Stormwater Workshops™, LLC, is partnering with best-of-breed industry experts and companies to conduct a one-of-a-kind national summit, providing critical risk management solutions and compliance training for builders, developers, subcontractors, engineers and government officials in a combined 26-city tour scheduled to start November 29.

The National Stormwater Summit is bringing an unprecedented educational component to the building industry. It consists of a multi-tiered series of workshops, comprised of leaders who have combined their experience to incorporate the latest innovations in Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Best Available Technologies (BATs) for quality stormwater compliance.

The workshops are sponsored in part by Paradigm Engineering, SI Geosolutions, Profile Products, Concrete Washout Systems (CWS), Great American Total Erosion Control (TEC), Total Site Maintenance (TSM) and Pollution Solution Inc. (PSI). National resource partners include International Erosion Control Association (IECA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Land Development Today.

“We have created strategic alliances across the industry to develop the most comprehensive and timely training summit for builders, developers, engineers and government officials,” said John Hall, founder of Stormwater Workshops™. “Our national partners are leaders in their respective fields, enhancing the value proposition for each of our summit attendees and offering the highest quality BMPs for the building industry.”

The Summit arose out of the growing need to give builders, developers, subcontractors, engineers, regulators and others in the industry a cutting edge program to meet the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

The National Stormwater Summit will combine an NPDES stormwater training program; an expert’s roundtable; a site tour and demonstration; the EPA perspective session; motivational speaker, Jeff Conley; and a comprehensive reference manual.

The Stormwater Training Program is taught by one of the nation’s leading certified instructors. The course will provide participants with the background on the Clean Water Act, and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rules. They will also learn about a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and how to select and implement Best Management Practices (BMPs). A certificate of achievement will be mailed to the participants following the Summit.

The Risk Management Roundtable panel discussion will consist of experts from Paradigm Engineering, Profile Products, SI Geosolutions, CWS, TSM, PSI, and Great American TEC, as well as the EPA, and IECA. The two hour format will be a moderated question and answer session dealing with the tough questions facing the construction industry regarding stormwater compliance.

The Site Tour & Demonstration is a hands-on visit to a nearby construction site where attendees will be able to see the latest Best Management Practices (BMPs) in action. The goal for this tour is to begin applying the NPDES training discussed during the Summit. Attendees will see BMP demonstrations of the industry’s best technologies and techniques in the following areas: erosion control, sediment control, concrete washout, and pollution prevention.

The EPA Perspective will consist of a presentation on state and federal laws pertaining to stormwater compliance requirements.

The “Challenge” is conducted by award-winning motivational speaker, Jeff Conley, who will discuss teamwork. Jeff is an award-winning speaker with an expansive portfolio of fortune-100 companies.

Each participant will receive a comprehensive reference manual, including presentation materials, state NPDES regulations, and merchandise discounts.

The National Stormwater Summit also offers a 100-percent money-back guarantee if participants aren’t satisfied with the educational value of the program.

Five dollars of every registration fee will be donated to one of four charitable organizations. Participants are asked to select from: Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitat.org), Waters of Mercy (http://www.watersofmercy.org), the Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org), and The Nature Conservancy (http://www.nature.org)

For more information about the National Stormwater Summit, including registration, please call (303) 944-4225 or visit http://www.stormwatersummit.com.

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