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Presenter: Virginia "Ginny" Snead, PE

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Recording Location: Fairfax, VA

Type: USB MP3+Manual

Product Code: 16659

Product Number: 19 VASTWBMP 12 19 USBM CP

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session:              1:30 - 5:00 pm

Selecting Stormwater Best Management Practices

   Site topography, hydrology and soils
   System sizing and design
   System performance
   Selection criteria

Reducing Site Disturbance and Increasing Natural Landscaping

   Benefits of natural landscaping
   Choosing native species for plantings
   Cost considerations and maintenance

Permeable Pavers

   Site criteria and product selection
   Preparation and installation
   Cost considerations and maintenance

Vegetated Roofs

   Benefits and life cycle cost
   Extensive roofs
   Intensive roofs Maintenance

Rain Barrels, Cisterns and Rain Gardens

   Stormwater collection Water storage
   Garden sizing and design
   Cost considerations

Filter Strips and Drainage Swales

   Benefits and design considerations
   Choosing appropriate vegetation
   Cost considerations and maintenance

Detention Basins and Ponds

   Benefits and site selection
   Sizing and design
   Choosing native vegetation
   Maintenance considerations

Stormwater Best Management Case Studies


Virginia "Ginny" Snead, PE

Associate at A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT), Williamsburg, VA

Ms. Snead is a water resources engineer with more than 25 years of consulting and state government experience, specializing in water planning, engineering and policy in Virginia and in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Her municipal experience includes stormwater master planning, BMP and retrofit design, inspection oversight, plan review and programmatic planning and reporting services. Her prior experience includes directing the Office of Stormwater at the Virginia DEQ and managing the Office of Regulatory Programs at the Virginia DCR which governed both the NPDES (MS4, Construction General Permit) for stormwater and the TMDL implementation plan programs, and which included the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program, the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (and Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse), the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Program and Nutrient Management. Ms. Snead led the state team negotiating Virginia’s 2013 MS4 NPDES permits with U.S. EPA Region III which still serve as the basis for MS4 permits in the Commonwealth. She has served as the project manager and technical lead on projects including stream restoration, outfall stabilization and BMP retrofits as well as on MS4 compliance projects. She currently serves as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Urban Stormwater Workgroup, closely following and commenting on the changes in stormwater BMP crediting in the Bay. She also serves on the committee developing protocols for manufactured treatment devices, to encourage innovation in MS4 TMDL compliance options. Ms. Snead is the current board chair for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a non-profit focused on improving the health of the Bay, and she serves as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Chesapeake Bay Stakeholder Advisory Panel.