Stormwater BMP Operation& Maintenance:

Smart Design to Long-Term Performance

Seminar Overview

The CWEA – ASCE-MD Section Spring Stormwater Seminar, is presented to allow peer-to-peer information exchange opportunities for representatives of regulated stormwater programs. MS4s are faced with the challenge of inspecting and overseeing the maintenance of hundreds, if not thousands of stormwater BMPs. The purpose of this seminar will be to share lessons learned and tools to efficiently and effectively prioritize and maintain BMPs. The seminar will address recent trends and advances related to inspection and maintenance of stormwater BMPs.

This seminar will consist of 2 tracks, each with up to 6, 30-minute sessions, including speaker introduction and question and answer session. Topic examples include:

  • Designing stormwater BMPs with longevity and maintenance in mind
  • Construction inspection – its role in operation and maintenance
  • Using maintenance inspections to inform BMP design
  • Landscaping and site selection
  • Specific maintenance needs for BMPs
  • Program-wide prioritization of maintenance needs and inspections
  • O&M training programs
  • Resources and tools for maintenance and inspections
  • Lessons from the field

Abstract Submittal and Information

Authors shall submit an abstract (500 words maximum) concisely describing their project or program and how seminar participants can benefit from it. All abstracts must be received by April 20, 2018. Notice of acceptance/rejection is scheduled for May 2, 2018. Abstract submittals shall include:

  • Title
  • Abstract (< 500 words)
    • Make sure to highlight how topic addresses lessons learned and/or tools related to operation and maintenance of stormwater BMPs
  • Brief speaker bio (<100 words)

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please respond via email or telephone to Leying Zhang: / (240)777-7727

CWEA Stormwater Committee Background

The Stormwater Committee is one of approximately 20 committees delivering programs on behalf of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA). CWEA is a professional organization dedicated to improving water quality and protecting the water environment in Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia through public education, training, and the exchange of technical and scientific information among water quality professionals. CWEA has over 800 current members and is one of 75 Member Associations of the global not-for-profit Water Environment Federation

The Stormwater Committee’s mission is to deliver timely and relevant information to the regulated stormwater community, CWEA’s membership, public officials, and other interested stakeholders. Founded in 2010, the Stormwater Committee provides technical programs and forums for the exchange of knowledge and experience among professionals from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

ASCE – Maryland Section Background

The Environmental Water Resource Institute (EWRI) is one of 7 institute and chapters delivering technical programs on behalf of the America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Maryland Section. ASCE Maryland Section is a professional organization committed to the advancement of the science and profession of engineering. For more information on ASCE Maryland Section please go to the Section’s website,

The EWRI mission is to advance the science and profession of engineering in the Environmental and Water Resources disciplines by: promoting policies and practices that enhance environmental and water resources issues within the Chesapeake Bay region; facilitating dialogue between engineers, environmental scientists, developers, government agencies, citizens groups, and other stakeholders with the objective of better understanding and increasing the effectiveness of environmental and water resources enhancement policies and practices; and contributing to the betterment of environmental and water resources polices.