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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois


Stormwater Management to Host Lunch and Learn Webcasts

DuPage County Stormwater Management is hosting a series of free webcasts from the Center for Watershed Protection throughout the year. These “lunch and learns” will inform municipal staff and other interested parties on various stormwater management topics, with a focus on water quality. In addition, attendees are eligible to receive 1.5 PDHs per webcast. Webcasts are on a first-come basis, so please register in advance.

Bioretention Design Modifications

May 16, 2018, Noon-1:30 P.M.

Bioretention is a popular stormwater practice in many areas, and there have been many advances in the design, installation and maintenance of this practice. What can we learn from these experiences, and what does recent research have to teach us about enhancing pollutant removal and runoff volume reduction? This webcast will cover design, installation, and maintenance considerations with bioretention, and look at changes that can help this practice address things like habitat and water quality. It will be held in Training Room #2 at DuPage County OEM (418 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton)


Retrofitting the Urban Environment: What’s New

June 20, 2018, Noon-1:30 P.M.

Watershed professionals face many unique challenges when integrating effective stormwater management into our urban landscapes, streetscapes, and other elements of the built environment. This webcast will explore the unique stormwater design approach for applying stormwater management criteria on urban lands, and profile innovative stormwater practices adapted to the ultra-urban setting. Case studies will explore the lessons learned from implementing practices in these densely developed areas. It will be held in room 3-500B of DuPage County’s JTK Administration Building (421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton).


Innovations in Stream Restoration Design & Construction

October 10, 2018, Noon-1:30 P.M.

Stream restoration has been used for many years and with various objectives and outcomes. As the use of stream restoration has become more widespread, restoration professionals have gathered experience and knowledge on the techniques that are better suited for use based on geographically area or climatic conditions. This webcast will explore several case studies where changes in stream design or construction were necessary to address local conditions and how those modifications may be applied in other locations to create a successful project. It will be held in room 3-500B of DuPage County’s JTK Administration Building (421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton).


Date Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018