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Annual Onsite Water Protection Conference, October 11-13, 2016

The North Carolina Annual Onsite Water Protection Conference will be held October 11-13, 2016 in Raleigh, NC.  The link above will take you to the 2015 agenda.  The 2016 agenda will be posted as it’s developed.

Erosion, Sediment and Turbidity Control on Construction Sites

Builders are required to control erosion and keep sediment on their site during the construction process. These workshops provide the latest information on systems to achieve this goal. What are the options for ground covers for erosion control? Are there alternatives to the standard “piles of rock” for sediment control around a construction site? If you have problems with turbidity in your discharges, such as complaints or lawsuits, what treatment options are out there? We provide answers to these and many other questions. At these workshops we discuss and demonstrate the cost and effectiveness of a wide variety of options for designers, construction managers, grading contractors, and regulators.  We have a unique demonstration area at our Raleigh facility to provide hands-on experience in installing typical practices now required in many states. After our training, attendees can see that it is possible to discharge reasonably clean storm water from a construction site!

Geographic Information Academy

The adoption of geospatial technologies requires adequately trained environmental professionals and natural resource managers, who can collect, display, and analyze spatial data. Knowledge of the global positioning system (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing are essential to be successful. The Geographic Information Academy, which is offered in our GIS lab, is a series of short courses that will enhance your overall geospatial literacy. Participants are encouraged to bring their own USB Memory Drives to download any of our datasets.

Nutrient Management Training, March 7-11, 2016

Writing a certified nutrient management plan requires attendance at three training sessions: the 2-Day Nutrient Management Training, the software training conducted by NC Cooperative Extension Service & NCDACS Division of Soil and Water and the RUSLE Workshop conducted by USDA-NRCS.

Soil 101: Introduction to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to spend long hours in a classroom and pay college tuition. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. The course includes more than 25 hours of university lectures accessible through YouTube. You may start and pause the online course at any time.

Soils and On-Site Wastewater Training Academy

Click the title to view a full calendar. This is a broad training series comprised of both introductory and advanced workshops on soils, on-site wastewater, technological applications, system installation, and operation and maintenance. Whether you are new on the job or a seasoned professional, there is sure to be a workshop here that will suit your needs. In developing each workshop, the faculty focus primarily on information or techniques that you can take back to work and use immediately.

Subsurface Wastewater System Operator Training School (April 26-28, 2016 and August 30-September 1, 2016)

The school was developed to teach individuals how to provide quality service to owners of advanced on-site systems.

Land Application of Residuals Operator Training (April 12-14, 2016)

All land application facilities that hold a permit from the Division of Water Quality for the land application of sludge, residuals, or contaminated soils (on a designated site) are subject to classification as a land application system. Click the link above for information on the certification school.

Surface Irrigation System Operator Training School (March 14-17, 2016)

All spray/surface irrigation facilities, which hold a permit from the Division of Water Quality for the surface irrigation or reuse of wastewater, are subject to classification as surface irrigation systems. Click the link above for information on this certification school.

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