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Presenter: Michael D. Miles

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbia, MD

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-730-3900

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Floodplain Managers

This seminar is open to everyone who has a stake in clean water.

It provides 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states and
6.5 ASFPM-approved CECs to floodplain managers.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states.

The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers has approved HalfMoon Education as a CPC provider. This is a Category A PE course.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.