News - JEWELL Hosts Two Webcasts in 2014
November 2014 – JEWELL Engineering Consultants hosted two webcasts by the Center for Watershed Protection during 2014, the most recent one being on November 12th. This event was held at the R.A. Thomas Water Treatment Plant, City of Winston-Salem, and the earlier event was held at the Kernersville Town Hall. JEWELL purchased rights to the webcast and provided lunch for the attenders. A total of 32 stormwater professionals from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Clemmons, Kernersville and JEWELL Engineering have attended the two events this year.
The first webcast was titled “Stream Restoration as a Pollutant Reduction Strategy” and gave valuable insight into the developing technology for pollutant reduction through stream restoration. While not yet recognized in North Carolina as an official water quality stormwater control measure, this technology is sure to gain the recognition it deserves in the near future.
The second webcast was titled “Retrofitting Existing Stormwater Ponds & Basins” and addressed the opportunities and challenges associated with stormwater pond and basin retrofits to meet TMDL mandates.
These events are popular among the stormwater professionals who have attended as they are a source of valuable information concerning current stormwater issues, practices, and design alternatives. They also provide Professional Development Hours towards professional licensure, provide an opportunity to develop “community” among professionals, and provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, all in the relaxed atmosphere of an informal peer gathering. JEWELL will be organizing and hosting similar events in 2015.