February 2022 Water Resources Webinars

Session 1: Tuesday, February 15 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Path to PRD Approval

Presented by
Matthew Keenan, PE, Division Chief – Plan Review Division, MDOT SHA
Zhihua Kuang, PE, Assistant Division Chief – Plan Review Division, MDOT SHA

Matthew Keenan and Zhihua Kuang will be discussing the most common issues that prevent stormwater management and erosion and sediment control plan approval at the MDOT SHA Plan Review Division, as well as potential solutions to these issues. The topics covered will include BMP selection and sizing, NRCS-MD Small Pond Code 378 compliance, and sequences of construction, among others. In addition to their presentation, Matt and Zhihua are hoping to facilitate a collaborative discussion on these topics, so please bring your questions and experiences to share! 

Registration is closed.

Session 2: Tuesday, February 22 from Noon to 1:00 PM

HEC-25 3rd Edition What’s new in the world of Highways and Coasts?

Presented by
Daniel Sharar-Salgado, PE, FHWA

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that there are more than 60,000 miles of coastal roadway within the United States. Yet most State DOT staff have little to no experience with coastal engineering. FHWA has developed a series of Coastal Engineering technical resources and trainings, with the most recent being HEC-25 3rd edition, Highways in the Coastal Environment, to help DOTs incorporate coastal engineering principles in their design of coastal roadways and bridges. This presentation will discuss recent updates to FHWA’s coastal resources as well as future plans for FHWA’s coastal program.

Registration is closed.

Session 3: Thursday, February 24 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Climate Change and Resiliency

Presented by
Sandy Hertz, Director, Office of Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation, MDOT

Maryland continues to rank high on the list of states that are susceptible to sea level rise, but what many may not realize is that it’s not just coastal flooding that can impact our infrastructure assets in Maryland.  This presentation will explore additional climate-related risks to MDOT’s transportation system and critical infrastructure statewide, what state agencies are doing to identify them, our approach towards proactively mitigating these risks, and how managing water will play a critical role in our success. 

Registration is closed.