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Designing green stormwater infrastructure training


This training is intended for technical professionals involved with the siting, design, implementation, permitting, and regulation for effective stormwater management using green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).  The courses emphasize understanding the basic principles of stormwater management design while advancing the state-of-practice. While the bulk of the practice has not embraced advanced GI stormwater management practices, the design leadership in professional associations, federal state and local regulatory bodies, and national research council’s effectively have.

Upcoming trainings are listed on our EVENTS page


Improve your ability to design and review the essential site design characteristics of stormwater control measures.

Participation in this workshop will help you:

– Understand the basic hydrological and hydraulic characteristics necessary to design stormwater.
– Use this information to understand and better site design and compliance with local and state guidelines and requirements.
– Review proposed stormwater management designs and make recommendations to maximize project success.



James Houle, Program Director, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Meg Kerr, Senior Director of Policy, Aubudon Society of Rhode Island

Brian Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent of parks and recreation, City of Providence

Video Recording of our virtual 2020 training:

James Houle

Director of the Stormwater Center – University of New Hampshire

  • Ph.D in Natural Resources and Environmental Science

  • Over twenty years of experience with water quality related issues in New England

  • Certified professional in storm water quality (CPSWQ) and a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC).

  • Directs and manages research projects at UNH Stormwater Center

  • Areas of expertise include diffusion of innovative stormwater management solutions, the design and implementation of innovative stormwater control measures including green infrastructure (GI), and low impact development (LID) strategies, planning and implementation, operation and maintenance, and water resource monitoring.


Brian Byrnes
Deputy Superintendent – Providence Parks Department

  • Degree in Urban Planning & Resource Development – URI

  •  Over 30 Years of Construction Experience

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector

  •  National Storm Water Center - Certified Stormwater Inspector

  •  Started with Providence Parks in 2015

  •  Project Manager for Projects in (120) Providence Parks

  •  Supervisor of (130) Parks Department Personnel



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