The GSI Operations and Maintenance course, a three-day learning experience, is for landscape professionals seeking to strengthen or develop their service portfolio in the operations and maintenance of public and private green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects.
The course features two classroom days and one field day, and will provide landscape contractors and grounds managers with an understanding of the importance of operations and maintenance (O+M) of vegetated stormwater management practices, as well as of the tasks involved.
Balancing classroom instruction with in-the-field learning, this course brings together a mix of expert instructors from the public and private sectors, including representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Philadelphia Water Department.
The 2017 GSI O & M Course will take place on November 2, 3, and 10. Registration is now open.
The course will cover 20 sections in total, including:
- Identification and understanding of the components of stormwater management practices (SMP’s)
- Diagnosis of and response to performance and safety issues
- Adaptive and prescriptive management activities
- Regulatory context for O+M
Participants will meet at Temple University Center City (Rm. 320) for class days (November 2 +3) and La Salle University & the Kemble Park Cluster for the field day (November 10).
$375 per person
Includes breakfast and lunch all 3 days, as well as course materials