Upcoming Training Opportunities


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Two Specialty Courses. Eight classes.

Specialty courses are multi-class curriculums focusing on coastal hazards, flooding, and stormwater management, with respect to municipal planning and local regulatory authority. Each course covers broad topical areas important for hazard mitigation and plan integration.

Hazard Mitigation and Plan Integration
August 15, 2017


The art of good planning is about injecting long-term considerations into near term-actions. Communities that integrate hazard mitigation principles and factor in long-term risks into their existing plans stand to make their communities more resilient and less prone to disasters. Hear about approaches your community can embark upon to link risk management with your community’s ongoing planning and vision.

Instructor: Mr. Ronnie McDonald
Executive Director Community Relations and Strategic Partnerships with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (Texas A&M Forest Service)

Instructor: Dr. John Jacob
Director, Texas Coastal Watershed Program
Professor and Extension Specialist with a joint appointment with the Texas A&M and Sea Grant Program and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Science.

Instructor: Dr. Jamie Rae Walker
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Urban Parks with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences.

Instructors will be announced as they are confirmed.

Flooding and Stormwater
September 12, 2017


Hear about creative approaches to managing stormwater at the site level. This session will focus on integrating Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure and other innovative practices into local planning and development. These approaches are helping communities and developers retain more water on site while creating attractive developments and providing community amenities.

Stormwater Green Infrastructure: Evaluation, Performance and Modeling
Instructor: Dr. Fouad Jaber, P.E.
Associate Professor
Integrated Water Resources Management Extension Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension located at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas.

Presentation Title TBA
Instructor: Dr. Aarin Teague, P.E.
Senior Engineer
San Antonio River Authority

An Introduction to Stormwater Ordinance Writing: Examples from the Field.
How to Develop Sustainably Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure.
Instructor: Mr. Michael F. Bloom, P.E., ENV SP, BCEE, CFM
Sustainability Practice Manager
R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc.

Instructors will be announced as they are confirmed.

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