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Future Conference Presentations

UKC 2021 – December 15 – 18, 2021

Steve will be making two presentations at UKC 2021which is sponsored by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association being held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA from December 15th to December 18th, 2021.   ( https://ukc.ksea.org/ukc2021/ ).  The first presentation is entitled “Implementing LID Retrofits to Address Nutrient Loads in Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT”.  The second presentation is entitled “How to Design Stormwater Management for Ground Mounted Solar Arrays”.

 

IECA Annual Conference – February 15 – 18, 2022

Steve will be making two presentations at the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual conference being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN from February 15th to February 18th, 2022.  ( https://www.eventscribe.net/2022/IECA2022/ ).  The first presentation is entitled “Low Impact Sustainable Development Design Manual for Morris, Connecticut”.  This presentation will be on Wednesday, February 16th at 2:10 pm in Room 200AB.   The second presentation is entitled “LID is Connecticut – Are Designs Improving?”.  This presentation will be on Friday, February 18th at 11:00 am in Room 200G.

 

Halfmoon Seminars (Continuing Education)

December 19, 2021

Steve will be presenting a two-hour webinar on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 entitled “How to Design for Stormwater Management for Ground Mounted Solar Arrays” at 2:00 pm EST.

( https://halfmoonseminars.org/product/webinars/how-to-design-for-stormwater-management-for-ground-mounted-solar-arrays-3/ ).  The agenda is as follows:

Overview of state standards for stormwater management
Components of ground mounted solar arrays (access, equipment pads, panel system)
Site design
Soil issues (grading, compaction, changes to natural properties)
Erosion and sedimentation issues
Stormwater management issues
Designing stormwater management systems
Case studies

 

Halfmoon Seminars (Continuing Education)

February 3, 2022

Steve will be presenting an all-day (6.5 hour) webinar on Thursday, February 3, 2021 entitled “New York Erosion and Sediment Control” starting at 8:30 am EST.  The agenda is as follows:

 

8:30-9:30        New York Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and Practices

Environmental Protection Agency regulations

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control

Requirements and enforcement

 

9:30-10:30      Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

Causes of erosion and sedimentation

Practices that minimize site disturbance

Preservation of native vegetation

Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areas on the construction site

 

10:30-10:45    Break

 

10:45 – 11:45 Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices

Establishment of buffer zones

Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching

Use of geotextiles

Chemical soil stabilization

 

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

 

12:45- 1:15     Stream and Bank Stabilization

Stream bank erosion protection

Bank stabilization and repair

 

1:15 – 2:30     Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

Earthen dikes

Drainage swales

Pipe drains

Subsurface drains

Silt fences

Berms

Check dams

 

2:30-3:15        Sediment Traps and Sediment Basins

Calculating flow rates and capacity

Designing and sizing

Maintenance plans

 

3:15-3:30        Break

 

3:30-4:00        Permanent Stormwater Management Practices
Basics of hydrology
Rate vs volume control
Ponds, infiltration, and bioretention

 

4:00 – 4:30     Operation and Maintenance Plans

Awards

In February 2008, the Town of Tolland was awarded the Implementation Award by the Connecticut Chapter of Planners for the adoption of the LID Design Manual authored by Mr. Trinkaus.

Mr. Trinkaus was named an Industry Icon by Storm Water Solutions in July 2015 for his work in the Low Impact Development field. View Here