Full course description
This course provides stormwater managers, professionals, and local government staff with an overview of stormwater best management practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. After beginning with an introduction to the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and MS4 permits, the course introduces participants to a range of BMPs available to help communities meet the goals and requirements of these two regulatory drivers. Special attention is given to the BMPs that communities can lean on to help achieve the majority of their load reductions: urban stormwater retrofits, new and redevelopment practices, urban nutrient management, and stream restoration. The course concludes with a discussion of how BMP verification has changed urban stormwater management and what it means for your BMP inventory as we approach 2025.
Module 1: Introduction to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL and MS4 Permits (25 min)
Module 2: Best Urban BMP Recipes for the Bay Pollution Diet (35 min)
Module 3: Urban Restoration Practices to Consider First (35 min)
Module 4: More Options and Obligations to Consider for Local Stream and Bay Restoration Practices (25 min)
This MOST Center course was developed by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network in partnership with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland.
Course Notice: Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/visitors.
This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course.