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Presenter: Denise O'Meara, RLA, LEED AP, ASLA and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Day One, Monday, June 22, 2020
12:00 – 4:00 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

Stormwater Management System Objectives and Design Considerations

   Regulatory requirements associated with stormwater water quality and quantity
      • Clean Water Act
      • Federal, State and Local requirements
   Complying with stormwater regulations
   Preparing a Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP)
      • Stormwater goals
      • Design considerations  

Stormwater Basin/Underground System Design

   Site consideration and assessment
   Selection criteria
      • Site considerations
      • Watershed and topographical considerations
      • Stormwater contents
      • Community and environmental factors

Choosing Basin Types

   Detention basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, outlet
      • Pre-treatment
      • Maintenance and Operations
   Retention ponds
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, soils and vegetation
      • Pre-treatment
      • Maintenance and Operations
   Forebay Infiltration basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment and chemical handlings, soils and vegetation
      • Pre-treatment
      • Maintenance and Operations

Day Two, Tuesday, June 23, 2020
12:00 – 3:30 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

Choosing an Underground Storage System

   Detention/infiltration systems
      • Type of storage – chambers, stone, custom design
      • Pre-treatment
      • Stormwater routing, infiltration, sizing, design criteria

Sustainable Best Practices in Stormwater Detention/Retention

   Green Infrastructure Practices
   Naturalizing detention/retention basins
   Small detention areas vs. large detention area
   Rain gardens
   Underground storage and water reuse options

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     AIA 6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     LA/CES 6.5 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700),
      North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Denise O'Meara, RLA, LEED AP, ASLA

Landscape Architect at Earthcylce Design

Ms. O’Meara has extensive project experience in a variety of sectors, including general master planning, strategic planning, parks and recreational design for municipal and state government entities, K-12 and post-secondary educational institution and hospital master planning and site design, nature-based learning and play environments and sustainable stormwater management. She brought the concept of sustainable building and site design through LEED accreditation early on to her firm. As a teacher and mentor, she has sought to give clients and upcoming designers a knowledge base and affinity for designing in a manner responsive to natural systems. Ms. O’Meara has a deep understanding that conservation of green space is a requirement for stormwater management, that is made possible through sustainable planning for livability within our population centers. She has written educational and informative articles and guides about the processes of land protection, and has researched and put into practice those BMPs and conservation tools which benefit sustainability and resiliency.

Scott Southall, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, AICP

Principal at Earthcylce Design 

Mr. Southall is a principal with Earthcycle Design, LLC, a landscape architecture, urban planning and community resilience design firm, based in Lexington, KY.  He is a Professional Landscape Architect in Kentucky and Ohio, a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and a Certified Planner with the American Planning Association.  Mr. Southall has over 25 years of professional experience in planning, design and project management. He has applied his sustainability design experience on a multitude of projects ranging in magnitude and complexity including: urban and site design for institute and community facilities with an emphasis on education and public outreach pertaining to Green Infrastructure (GI), Low Impact Development (LID) and Sustainable Sites.  Mr. Southall has presented on an assortment of sustainable practices and topics at statewide, regional and national conferences. In 2008, he shared the State of Kentucky Governor’s Award for Environmental Leadership. In 2009, he received an Environmental Commission Award from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for his environmental outreach and sustainable design efforts in Lexington. Mr. Southall graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. Currently, he serves as one of twelve Sustainable Champion for American Planning Association (APA), serves on the steering committee of Empower Lexington (a climate action plan to reduce CO2), and as Treasurer for LFUCG’s Environmental Commission. In March 2017, Mr. Southall completed a three-day Climate Reality Leadership Corps training to become a Climate Reality Leader and served as Mentor in October, 2017. He is a past Chapter President and Trustee of Kentucky ASLA, past Board of Director member for Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSWA), and Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) for USGBC Kentucky. Mr. Southall is a member of American Society of Landscape Architects and American Planning Association.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Stormwater Basins and Underground Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines objectives and design considerations for urban and suburban stormwater management, city and state regulation requirements per the EPA Clean Water Act, selecting stormwater storage system types and underground storage systems, and sustainable best practices in stormwater detention, retention and conveyance/detention.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to compare and contrast urban and stormwater management system objectives and design considerations.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss regulation between city and state requirements per the EPA Clean Water Act.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the types of stormwater storage systems and describe their applications, including detention basins, retention ponds, and infiltration basins.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to the describe applications and selection criteria between underground stormwater storage systems, including retention systems and detention/infiltration systems.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to select appropriate sustainable best practices in stormwater detention/retention and conveyance/detention, including naturalizing basins, small versus large detention areas, rain gardens, water reuse, recharging groundwater tables, and retrofitting existing systems and basins.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and awareness of stormwater issues

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/26/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.