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Presenter: Michael D. Miles

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Columbia, MD

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16697

Product Number: 19 MDRNP4CW 12 10 MPDF LH

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

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This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $269. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

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Registration:                       8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:               8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own):        12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session:            1:15 - 4:30 pm

Aquatic Ecosystems

   Land and water interactions
   Vital habitats
   Importance to humans

Nutrient Pollution: Sources and Impacts

   Sources of nutrients
   How nutrient pollution enters waterways
   Effects of nutrient pollution and impacts from climate change
   Costs of nutrient pollution

Improving Water Quality through Regulation

   History of water pollution regulation in the United States
   Regulated pollutants in aquatic ecosystems 
      • NPDES permitting for point sources
      • Stormwater permits
      • Agricultural runoff 
   The Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan

Best Management Practices for Reducing Nutrient Pollution

   Urban pollution reduction
      • Wastewater
      • Residential and commercial stormwater  
   Agriculture pollution reduction
   Water quality trading

Building Effective Nutrient Reduction Strategies

   Environmental modeling and targeting effective reductions
   Understanding source sector performance 
   Co-benefits of pollution reduction strategies


Michael D. Miles

Maryland Department of the Environment, Watershed Restoration Specialist, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Section

Growing up in Annapolis Maryland along the tidal waters of Chesapeake Bay, Mr. Miles was instilled with a love of nature from an early age. He now studies the effects of nutrient pollution on waterbodies as an environmental scientist. Mr. Miles has worked as a technical lead on high profile Chesapeake Bay restoration projects, including Maryland’s recent updated Watershed Implementation Plan for the Bay. He received special recognition from Maryland Department of the Environment for his work as the developer and content editor for Maryland’s Chesapeake Cleanup Center, a website that serves as a comprehensive resource for Bay restoration information in Maryland. Mr. Miles holds an M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University with minors in Biology and Chemistry. He is interested in aquatic ecosystems, environmental modeling and using science communication to drive meaningful improvements to the natural world.