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This is an introductory training appropriate for community members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island interested in green stormwater infrastructure. The training will provide an overview of green stormwater infrastructure, as well as a discussion of system nomenclature, performance and suitability for implementation considerations. This training is a precursor to other trainings offered by the network and center.


This training will improve your ability to understand and review the essential mechanism of stormwater control measure performance and effectiveness.


  • James Houle, Director, UNH Stormwater Center

  • Meg Kerr, Senior Director of Policy, Audubon Society of Rhode Island

  • Brian F. Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent, Department of Public Parks, Roger Williams Park

  • Ryan Kopp, Stormwater Center Manager, Audubon Society of Rhode Sland

Upcoming trainings are listed on our EVENTS page

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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