Georgia Stormwater Management Workshop

Stormwater 101: Basics of Stormwater Hydrology and Control Measures

June 19-20, 2014 – Costal Georgia Center, Savannah, Georgia

Registration will open on or before May 30

Regular – $425
Late (After June 13) – $475

About the conference and who should attend:

This course is intended for practicing engineers and landscape architects licensed in Georgia as well as professionals such as architects, planners, and erosion and sediment control design professionals. Participants will perform stormwater calculations, and utilize computer based stormwater software.  All participants will receive a certificate for as many as 12 CEU/PDH credits for Georgia professional engineers and landscape architects. LACES approval for 12 CEU credits for landscape architects is pending.


The Stormwater Management Workshop will be held at the Georgia Southern University Costal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia. DIRECTIONS.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday June 19, 2014

8:00 – 8:15 am Registration and Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – 10:00 am Session 1: Peak Flow Reduction and volume reduction: Design storms – Tollner
10:00 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Session 2:  Negating the effects of post-development Runoff: Engineered and site specific solutions. – Tollner
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 pm Session 3: Sizing criteria to satisfy Runoff Requirements coupled with Best Management Practices (BMPs): Peak flow and quantity reduction -Tollner
2:30 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:30 pm Session 4: BMP selection and Modeling: Routing Examples using Hydro Cad software – Tollner
4:30 – 5:00 pm Announcements / Wrap-up Discussion

Friday June 20, 2014

8:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast / Announcements
8:15 – 9:15 am Session 5: Pervious Pavements: Infiltration and PeakRunoff Control – Sawhill
9:15 – 10:15 am Session 6: Costal Storm Water Management and Volume Reduction: Challenges and Solutions – Hitchcock
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am Session 7:  Designing, maintaining and interpreting storm water wetlands – Calabria
11:30 – 12:30 pm Session 8:  Plant selection for storm water wetlands – Giovengo
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 pm Tours of stormwater management projects – Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc.
4:30 – 5:00 pm Get Certificates / Wrap-up Discussion

Equipment Requirement

Participants need to be bring Windows-compatible laptops, pencils and pocket calculators to use in the exercises.  Excel spreadsheets will be used for some calculations will require either an Excel-compatible spreadsheet program installed on your laptop, or a suitable wireless internet modem to access free web-based spreadsheet software.  WinTR-55 will also be used for watershed modeling; this program will be provided, but operates only on the Windows platform.  Without the hardware and software identified above, participants will not be able to complete this workshop training.


For your convenience, a block of rooms is being held for this event at each of the following locations. Make your reservation by May 30 to guarantee availability and pricing.

Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District
Cost: $149.00 + tax
Address: 603 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone Number: 912-721-1602
Group Name: Georgia Stormwater Management Workshop
Group Code: GSM
Check-in: 17-JUN-2014
Check-out: 20-JUN-2014

Embassy Suites Savannah
Cost: $159.00 + tax.
Address:605 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone Number: 912-721-1600
Group Code: GSM
Check-in: 17-JUN-2014
Check-out: 20-JUN-2014

About the Faculty

Dr. E. William (Bill) Tollner, Professor of Agricultural Engineering, UGA College of Engineering
Dr. Bill Tollner is a native of Maysville, KY and received his BS and MS degrees in agricultural engineering at the University of Kentucky. He did his doctorate at Auburn. His graduate work was concerned with erosion control, water resource development and animal waste management. This work provided the foundation for extension into composting and bioconversion research. He was recently appointed Director of Graduate Studies and Research for the new University of Georgia College of Engineering.

Ronald (Ron) B. Sawhill, ASLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture UGA College of Environment and Design
Ron Sawhill teaches courses in landscape engineering, construction and design. Ron has practiced landscape architecture in the Southeastern U.S. since 1980.  His private practice specializes in stormwater management and other water quality related issues.  He has conducted numerous stormwater management workshops over the past 15 years.  Ron’s research and teaching is focused on better integrating stormwater management into the overall site design process in order to produce site developments that respect and respond to existing natural conditions and long-term environmental health.
MLA, The University of Georgia
BLA, The University of Georgia

Dr. Dan Hitchcock, P.E., Associate Professor at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Clemson University
Dr. Dan Hitchcock is an Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University, stationed at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science located in Georgetown, SC. His areas of expertise include forest and urban hydrology, natural treatment systems, low impact development, and ecological engineering. He is a registered professional civil engineer in South Carolina. He received both his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Health from the University of Georgia and his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Tennessee. Dan very much enjoys paddling and exploring the waters of coastal South Carolina and beyond!

Dr. Jon Calabria, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture UGA College of Environment and Design
Jon Calabria teaches landscape architecture at The University of Georgia where he works with students, faculty and community members on a variety of service-learning projects to improve water quality and ecological function within the human context. Prior to joining UGA, Jon implemented a wide variety of water quality demonstration projects that educated others about the benefits of stormwater control measures, stream restoration and habitat enhancement.

Keren Giovengo, M.S., Program Manager, UGA MAREX EcoScapes Program
Keren Giovengo is currently the Program Manager for the EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program at the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service in Brunswick.  In her current role, she is involved in providing education, outreach and development of numerous tools and resources regarding green infrastructure, sustainable land use, sustainable landscaping, and nonpoint source pollution in coastal Georgia.  Over the years, Keren’s career has included a variety of conservation directives, including conducting water quality, wildlife and habitat contaminant research in various locations including Minnesota, Ontario (Canada), Mississippi, Georgia, and numerous waterbodies such as the Upper Mississippi River, Chesapeake Bay, Minnesota prairie pothole wetlands, and Georgia’s coast; serving as the federal recovery coordinator for several federally protected plant and animal species;  lobbying on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.; and coordinating habitat identification, assessment and protection efforts on numerous federal lands.