Webinar

CT Stormwater Quality Manual Webinar 2: The LID Process Recording

January 22nd, 2023 1:00 – 2:00PM Presented by: Mary Looney & Dave Dickson, UConn CLEAR This is the second webinar of the Stormwater Quality Manual Webinar Series on the newly released Connecticut Manual. CT NEMO has teamed up with CT DEEP to help provide more information and insight into the revised Manual and what it […]

CT Stormwater Quality Manual Webinar 3: An Update on Stormwater Management in CT

February 27th, 2023 12:00 – 1:00PM Presented by: Mary Looney & Dave Dickson, UConn CLEAR; Kathleen Knight, Chris Stone, & Nicole Kibbe, CT DEEP; Victor Benni, North Branford This webinar is the final one of our CT Stormwater Quality Manual: An Update on Stormwater Management in CT. Stormwater management and its impact on our water […]

Protecting Drinking Water Sources: A GIS Tool to Rank Priority Areas in CT

November 2nd, 2023 1:00 – 2:30PM Presented by: Emily Wilson & Rachel Lei-Parent, UConn CLEAR & CT DPH Hosted by: CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation An introduction to a tool for Source Water Protection developed by UCONN CLEAR in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and the Council on Soil and Water Conservation. This […]

The New Stormwater Quality Manual: What You Should Know

September 26th, 2023 1:00 – 2:00PM Presented by: Mary Looney & Dave Dickson, UConn CLEAR The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has recently updated the 2004 Stormwater Quality Manual and plan to release the newly revised Manual this Fall. CT NEMO has teamed up with CT DEEP to help provide more […]

CT’s New Geodata Portal Webinar

September 13th, 2023 12:00 – 12:30 Presented by: Emily Wilson & Alfredo Herrera  Join Connecticut’s first Geographic Information Officer, Alfredo Herrera, to learn about the mission, goals, and activities of the new CT GIS Office and the new CT Geodata Portal. The CT Geodata Portal is a catalog of geospatial data and apps developed by […]

The Ecology and Importance of CT’s Beach Dune Systems Webinar

June 14th, 2023 1:00 – 2:00 Presented by: Juliana Barrett (Juliana.barrett@uconn.edu), Ralph Lewis (rlewis1@fandm.edu) This webinar provides an overview of the ecology and geology of sandy beach-dune systems in Connecticut. We provide highlights from a soon to be available booklet which includes an overview of the ecology of Connecticut’s beach-dune ecosystem and an in-depth look at the […]

Regional Stormwater Utilities Efficiencies and Challenges

February 22nd, 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Presented by Jeff Colella, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, PA For this webinar, we invite Jeff Colella, Stormwater Division Manager of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) to discuss the program’s experience as a regional stormwater utility and MS4 Administrator in Pennsylvania. In this webinar, we will hear […]

Trail Mapping for CT Trail Finder with Avenza Maps

December 7, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Presented by Cary Chadwick & Emily Wilson, UConn CLEAR Connecticut Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help Connecticut residents and visitors find publicly accessible hiking, walking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across the state. It is a critical resource for […]

A New Tool to Assess Watershed Health in CT

Nov 2, 2022 Presented by Chet Arnold & Qian “Rachel” Lei-Parent, UConn CLEAR It’s well known that there is a close relationship between watershed health and land use. Until now, however, statewide or other large scale examinations of this relationship have been limited to what can be determined using moderate resolution (30 meter) land cover […]

Gaining Public Support with Your Stormwater Utility: The City of Dover

October 5th, 2022 Presented by Gretchen Young PE, City of Dover For our fourth webinar of the series, Gretchen Young PE, the Environmental Projects Manager for the City of Dover, New Hampshire, will discuss the city’s current standing in their process of implementing the state’s first stormwater utility. After an initial unsuccessful attempt at establishing a […]

Stormwater Utility Trends Across the US

June 15th, 2022 Presented by Dr. Warren Campbell, Western Kentucky University Dr. Warren Campbell from Western Kentucky University has been collecting and analyzing information on stormwater utilities in the US for 15 years. He has been described as a human encyclopedia of stormwater utilities. In this webinar, he will dive into how widespread stormwater utilities are […]

A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience

May 4, 2022 Presented By Dave Wheeler, Stormwater Superintendent, South Burlington, VT  For the second webinar of our Stormwater Utility Series, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up […]

Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: South Burlington

Introducing out next stormwater utility webinar, Starting A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience!   In this webinar, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up and […]

You Might Want to Consider a Stormwater Utility

April 5th, 2020 Presented By Dave Dickson and Mary Looney, UConn CLEAR In the 2021 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a law authorizing all CT towns to set up a stormwater utility/fee. Stormwater utilities are often touted as an equitable way to help pay for increasing municipal stormwater management costs while also helping […]

UConn TAB: Brownfields Municipal Assistance Program

December 8, 2021 Presented By Nefeli Bompoti & Marisa Chysochoou, TAB program, UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering The webinar will provide an overview of the UConn TAB’s Technical Assistance program for activities supported in Spring 2022. UConn TAB is offering to provide assistance to New England municipalities at no cost for the Spring semester of […]

Zoning Strategies to Address Mandates for Coastal Water Quality Protection

November 17, 2021 Presented By Kristin Floberg & Charles Vidich, WestCOG Following an explosion in scientific evidence pointing to the importance of riparian buffers as a means to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, on June 10, 2021 the Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Act 21-29. This law expands the responsibility of zoning commissions in protecting the […]

UConn TAB: Navigating EPA’s EJ SCREEN Tool for EPA Brownfields Grants

July 1, 2021 Presented By Nefeli Bompoti & Marisa Chysochoou, TAB program, UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering EJ SCREEN a mapping and screening tool developed by EPA to provide a nationally consistent data set and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. In this year’s EPA Brownfields Grant guidelines, it is suggested to utilize EJ […]

Can Watershed Land Use Legacies Inform Nitrogen Management?

June 16, 2021 Presented By Ashley Helton, Professor, UConn Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Past land use activities (or land use “legacies”) can be strong indicators of contemporary water quality; yet watershed management strategies often neglect the lag times associated with land change trajectories. In this seminar, […]

Connecticut Trail Finder

May 26, 2021 Presented By Kim Bradley, UConn Extension Trails Program Coordinator The State of Connecticut has a vast number of open space and outdoor recreational opportunities, however information for trail users can be inconsistent, inaccurate, and difficult to find. The Connecticut Trail Finder, currently in development through UConn Extension, will be a free, interactive […]