October 24, 2017
Presented By Dave Dickson & Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR
CT’s new MS4 permit includes several mapping related requirements. From mapping your stormwater system to determining where to focus your efforts, geospatial technologies will certainly be helpful in meeting your permit obligations.
This webinar will (1) highlight the parts of the permit where mapping is required/useful, (2) clarify some of the more confusing mapping requirements in the permit, and (3) show a range of available tools and approaches to complying with the requirements.
June 28, 2017
Presented By Kelly Streich, CT DEEP
This webinar is part II of a two-part webinar focused on nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound. This session will highlight CT DEEP’s secondary generation strategy for addressing the sources of nitrogen pollution. The webinar will cover progress made to date in addressing Nitrogen as well as the steps DEEP is taking moving forward. The strategy includes new approaches for wastewater treatment, regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to stormwater management and various sources of nitrogen, and a focus on coastal embayments.
June 14, 2017
Presented By Jamie Vaudrey, UConn Marine Sciences
This webinar will highlight the folks of UConn Professor Dr. Jamie Vaudrey’s research into the sources of nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound embayments. The results of her study are very useful in determining the greatest contributors of nitrogen to each of the coastal embayments along the sound. Armed with the knowledge towns and the state can make decisions about how best to focus nitrogen pollution reduction efforts.
June 1, 2017
Presented By Emily Wilson, Geospatial Educator, UConn CLEAR
Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online or CT ECO is the state’s home to natural resource based geospatial data. The website has been revamped with a new look and new viewers to make the data easier to find and use for everyone from the casual user to the geospatial wizard. It is also the home to the State’s new (2016) high resolution (3 inch) imagery.
This webinar will highlight the new features of the site and how to navigate it.
May 2, 2017
Presented By Juliana Barrett, Associate Extension Educator, UConn CLEAR & Bruce Hyde, Land Use Academy Director, UConn CLEAR
This webinar will provide answers to a number of the questions raised at Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation, a conference held by UConn CLEAR and and Connecticut Sea Grant’s Climate Adaptation Academy in late 2015. The questions, which came from the audience members during the course of a panel discussion with prominent land use attorneys, were reviewed by the Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program at Roger Williams University School of Law. The Legal Program then developed four fact sheets covering the following topics: Property and Permitting Boundaries at the Shoreline, Governmental Tort Liability for Disclosure of Flood Hazard Information, Takings and Coastal Management, and Flood and Erosion Control Structures. The CLEAR/Connecticut Sea Grant climate team will be joined by two attorneys to go over the answers and discuss the issues raised in these fact sheets, including a review of recent court decisions impacting these topics.
February 14, 2017
Presented By Mike Dietz, UConn CLEAR & Lukas McNaboe, UConn Grad Student
Road salt use continues to increase in cold regions of North America. State Departments of Transportation and Municipal Public Works managers need to provide safe travel conditions for the public, however all of the salt applied to our roads ends up in local surface or groundwater, where it can impact aquatic organisms and contaminate drinking water supplies. This webinar will cover current trends in salt use for deicing, and salt levels in ground and surface waters of the Northeast. Impacts to aquatic life will be discussed. Research at the University of Connecticut on deicing impacts to groundwater and surface water will also be highlighted.
February 7, 2017
Presented By David Dickson & Amanda Ryan, UConn CLEAR
For the 121 communities (plus institutions) covered under CT DEEP’s newly revised “MS4” stormwater regulations, the first requirements are to develop (or revise) a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) for your town and register as an MS4. Draft SWMPs are to be posted for public comment and submitted to CT DEEP by April 1, 2017. Yikes! This presentation will cover what’s required to be in the plan, share a template for a SWM Plan that you can adapt and use, and introduce you to NEMO’s new MS4 Online Guide which be a repository for tools, maps and information related to the permit.