Guide to Virtual Conferences & Education for the Erosion Control & Stormwater Industries

With recent travel and gathering restrictions, many of the erosion control & stormwater industry continuing educational conferences and events have moved to a virtual platform. These new platforms are allowing our industry to stay connected and informed, virtually.

We’ve gathered some upcoming virtual conferences and educational webinar series:


EWRI/ASCE International LID Conference: July 20-24, 2020

The International Low Impact Development Conference highlights interdisciplinary practice, research, and implementation of Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and Water Sensitive Urban Designs (WSUD). The focus will be on using our past and present understanding of LID to tune management programs, design practice, and operation and maintenance into the future. As an attendee, you will have access to both pre-recorded and live presentations. Some other benefits of this professionally produced virtual conference include expanded chat and live question and answer sessions, more time to respond to questions and to explore “hot” topics like resiliency and climate change, and most importantly lots of flexibility for you. Learn more & register here.

Virtual Great Connections (Great Lakes & Great Rivers IECA Chapters): July 28-30, 2020

The Fourth Bi-Annual Great Connections Conference & Expo is going virtual! Everything you would expect from the IECA Great Connections Conference - just online. Virtual sessions will be accessible from any devices and will be provided in a combination of recorded and live stream. You will 'see' old friends and make new connections through attendee connection, virtual meet ups and a community board. Explore the exhibit booths spaces and say hello to the conference sponsors who made this event possible. Walk away with practical knowledge to get the job done. Learn more & register here.

StormCon: September 9-10, 2020

StormCon exists for our industry to come together to engage, share and learn. We are excited to move the event to a virtual event model for attendees and exhibitors, StormCon Direct. StormCon will be a 2-day conference and exhibition held 100% online. This multi-faceted virtual event experience will feature leaders in the stormwater industry leading webinars, panel discussions and chat forums to exchange information and share ideas. The exhibit floor will feature interactive opportunities to meet one-on-one with vendors from around the country to network and explore new products and solutions. Learn more & register here.


Environmental Construction Services (free)

In an industry that’s constantly changing, it’s tough to keep up with the newest info. Our free webinars are here to help you stay on top of your game and earn PDH certificates, from the comfort of your office. Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater, Vegetative Establishment, Streambank Restoration and more; these are our daily grind, let us share with you what we know! Webinars are currently scheduled through December 2020.View the schedule here.

Forester University (prices vary)

Join our expert presenters in live and on-demand webinars exploring what's new in stormwater, erosion control, water efficiency, construction, energy, and waste management. Register today to brush up on your skills or learn something new while earning CEU and PDH credits. Learn more here.

Forge (prices vary)

WGR Southwest, Inc. is an environmental, health and safety consultant company. At WGR Southwest, Inc. we help our clients meet the California environmental regulations including the CA Industrial General Permit and CA Construction General Permit. Forge is an educational service of WGR and features topics including SWPPP Writing, MS4 School, Erosion Theory, and past Storm Water Awareness Week sessions. Learn more here.

Filtrexx (free)

Filtrexx offers our educational webinars both on-demand in addition to our live sessions. Attendees can receive a certificate of attendance after registering and viewing both live and on-demand webinar sessions. Topics include Sediment Control, Pollutant Removal, Low Impact Development, LEED & Green Building, Living Walls & Shorelines, Stormwater Management, and more.View the schedule and on-demand sessions here.

As the Marketing Manager for Filtrexx, Kristin specializes in print & digital marketing, graphic design, and website management. She also serves as the moderator for the monthly Filtrexx Webinar Series. Kristin attended the University of Toledo where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in both communication and environmental studies. After completing multiple internships with Filtrexx, she officially joined the Filtrexx team in 2010. In her free time, she enjoys exploring local parks with her husband, spoiling their two golden retrievers, and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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