July 19, 2011

Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Water protection experts will gather in Anaheim August 21-25 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers, educators, EPA staff, property executives, and other water quality professionals under one roof to focus on this critically important topic.

Many attendees will raise their status and future earnings by training and then testing for a highly coveted professional certification. With some testing applications to due by July 22, registrations are pouring in. The courses and certifications include:

Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ®)
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC®)
Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI(TM))
Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC®)
Certified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S(TM))
Training for Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD)

The new California General Construction Permit requires everyone needing the Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) certification to attend an approved QSD training course before September 2. StormCon will host the final QSD-qualifying training course in the state before the deadline takes effect. If you're a SWPPP developer, or work with one, sign up today so you're certified by September 2.

For the first time, Preparing for the Rising Tide: Coastal Protection Symposium will be co-located with StormCon. Procedures for evaluating sea level change, the unforeseen consequences of coastal flooding, impact assessment, response and adaption strategies, new mapping tools and techniques for visualizing sea level rise, handling extreme storm surges, and low-cost retrofitting to facilitate flood protection will be among the topics covered. More information is available at http://www.stormcon.com/coastal_protection_symposium.html.

Participants include key personnel from communities throughout North America, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Texas A&M, Boeing, Waste Management, Cal State Long Beach, UC Davis, URS Corp., Brown & Caldwell, CDM, Kennedy/Jenks, and many others.

Discounted Early Bird registrations are available until Monday, August 1. Join us! View the program and register today at www.StormCon.com.

About Forester Media

Forester Media produces The Coastal Protection Symposium® and StormCon® and publishes books and award-winning trade magazines, including Stormwater and Erosion Control. Visit www.forester.net for more information. Get StormCon on your phone. Visit this URL using your phone's browser http://stormcon.com/mobile/.

    Steve DiGiorgi
    805-682-1300 x129
    [email protected]

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