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September 2013

September 10, 2013 Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks - New Brunswick, NJ
  Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey’s UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability.
September 11, 2013 - April 30, 2014 (Wednesday evenings) Advanced Water Operations Licensing Prep (Evenings) - Dover, NJ
  This course is designed to provide attendees with detailed information on the operation of water treatment and distribution systems in New Jersey. Successful completion of this course is required to sit for New Jersey drinking water exams level 2 and higher.
September 12, 19 and 26, 2013 Drinking Water Operator Review Course - New Brunswick, NJ
  Combining the Association of Boards of Certification’s (ABC) “need-to-know” guides with statistics from recent NJDEP exams and a wealth of professional, real-life experience from our presenters, this course will give you the confidence to conquer the “rough spots” on licensing exams or the “tough spots” faced daily in the workplace.
September 16-17, 2013 Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design - Bordentown, NJ
  Calculation of the amount, depth, duration, and timing of water anticipated in a constructed wetland is an essential element for preparing
functional wetland designs. Build upon your wetland construction knowledge with this course, as it provides you with specific directions for
preparing and comparing hydrographs for wetland construction projects. The single biggest mistake in botched wetland construction projects is failure to understand the amount and seasonal distribution of water over time. Learn about depth, duration and timing of water, and how
to calculate and anticipate hydrologic patterns before your wetland is constructed!
September 17, 2013 Introduction to Backflow Prevention - New Brunswick, NJ
  We all assume that when we turn on our faucets, clean water will be instantly available – right? What if your neighbor just had some landscape work done and pesticides and fertilizers had made their way into your pipes? Or another neighbor’s boiler treatment and clean-up chemicals had found it's way up and down the street? These examples of inadvertent contamination show the critical need for backflow prevention – and this half-day course will introduce you to the basics.
September 23-24, 2013 Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: South - Millville and Waretown, NJ
  Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors. 
September 26-27, 2013 2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) of the American Water Resources Association - West Windsor, NJ
  The theme of this year's conference is "Water Resources: Adaptation and Advancement." Please visit the website above for more information.

October 2013

October 2-4, 2013 Stormwater Management for Engineers - New Brunswick, NJ
  Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules, all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater experience), is designed to address these needs by presenting the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the scientific and regulatory aspects of stormwater management in New Jersey.
October 3, 2013 Nutrient Analysis for Monitoring and Control - New Brunswick, NJ
  Excessive levels of nutrients in water bodies is rapidly becoming an environmental and public health issue. This hands-on workshop, led by Greg Starlin of the HACH Company, has been developed to serve as an introduction to nutrient management and to the test methods that can be applied in monitoring and control programs. Analyses to be discussed will include those for alkalinity, nitrogen species (total, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite) and phosphorus species (total, reactive or orthophosphorus). The course will combine background and theory with practical, hands-on applications of analytical equipment.
October 4, 2013 Get WET on the River (Water Education for Teachers) - Lambertville, NJ
  This SPECIAL WET teacher-training workshop will be held on the steamboat SPLASH on the Delaware river in Lambertville, NJ (S.P.L.A.S.H — Student Participation in Learning Aquatic Science & History, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit). Come learn how to incorporate some intriguing, hands-on water resource lessons into your curriculum while experiencing the steamboat, which can also provide an exciting field trip for your class!
October 16-19, 2013 Methodology for Delineating Wetlands - Basking Ridge and Cream Ridge, NJ

This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual

Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual.  Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises.

October 17, 2013 Introduction to Wetland Identification - Basking Ridge, NJ

In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn:

  • Why wetlands are important
  • How they differ
  • What indicators are used for wetland identification
  • About the current regulations in New Jersey
October 18, 2013 Discharge Monitoring Reports - New Brunswick, NJ

This course has been designed to explore the regulatory background of the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) process, as well as provide practical information for use in completing the forms. Topics will include Sludge Quality Assurance Reporting (SQAR), responsibilities and liabilities involved in the NPDES/DMR program. NJDEP personnel will be participating in the development and presentation of the course.

October 22, 2013 Water Sampling & Laboratory Procedures - Dover, NJ
  Does what folks do in a water or wastewater lab seem like a bit of mystery to you?  Here is your chance to get some of the details in coordination with a half-day hands-on experience in a NJDEP certified testing laboratory.  The morning session of the program will present regulatory and sampling information and in the afternoon, attendees will participate in sampling and analysis exercises using real world samples (please feel free to bring your own!). A great opportunity to broaden your operational knowledge with HANDS ON EXPERIENCE!

November 2013

November 6-7, 2013 Video Inspections of Sanitary Sewers - New Brunswick, NJ

Jim McGregor is back! You will learn to understand the capabilities and limitations of television inspections and the importance of detailed documentation of all inspections of sanitary, storm, and combined sewer systems.

Topics will include:

  • Site specific information for bidders;
  • Camera setup & deployment;
  • Using pan and tilt cameras;
  • Processes and procedures for maintaining records of findings, (including audio comments and sewermapping); and
  • Sewer rating system (i.e. NASSCO).
November 8, 2013 Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment Filters - New Brunswick, NJ
  This water operator training course will teach you how to reach maximum filter performance for optimum operation. This one-day water operator training workshop presents a broad overview of all aspects of granular media and gravity filtration.
November 14-15, 2013 Lake Management - Hillsborough, NJ
  Whether you are a lake manager or a lake resident, an ecologist or an engineer, this popular two-day course is for you. From small ponds to large lakes, drinking water reservoirs to fishing lakes, if you want your lake and watershed management efforts to be successful you need a technically sound foundation. This course will give you the training needed to properly investigate and diagnose lake quality problems and to develop and implement cost-effective, restoration measures.

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