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Upcoming Events

    • August 22, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 23, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • City of Los Angeles - Watershed Protection Division, 1149 South Broadway, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015


    August 22 - 23, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    City of Los Angeles - Watershed Protection Division
    1149 South Broadway, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015


    Note: This class is open to City of Los Angeles employees only. Please register internally with the Watershed Protection Division.

    Overview: This practical and engaging course provides a comprehensive overview of common surface water and stormwater pollutant sources and characteristics, contaminant behavior, treatment processes, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Course sections are applicable to professionals working in surface water and stormwater quality management. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing water pollutants for environmental protection and permit compliance.


    Course Topics

    Surface Water & Stormwater Chemistry
      • Pollutant Types & Sources
      • Pollutant Transport & Fate
      • Atmospheric Deposition

      • Contaminant Partitioning
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Cation Exchange
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Ion Precipitation
      • Particle Settling
      • Water Quality Monitoring

      • Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity
      • Hardness
      • Conductivity

      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations (EMCs)
      • Pollutant Loading
      • Chemo/Pollutographs
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)

    Pollutant Properties
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, and SSC)

      • Total Dissolved Solids
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)

      • Road Salts

      • Nitrogen
      • Phosphorus

    Pollutant Properties (cont.)

      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Petroleum Products
      • Antifreeze Glycols

      • Detergents, Soaps & Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants

      • PBDEs
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides & Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Treatment Processes

      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Infiltration

      • Soil Reactions

      • Zero Valent Iron (ZVI)

      • Activated Carbon & Biochar

      • Hyporheic Flow

      • Engineered Streambeds
      • Permeable Reactive Weirs

    Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of surface water and stormwater pollutants, and their associated behavior and treatment. Scientists, engineers, enforcement staff, program managers, permit writers, and field staff will benefit from attending.


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.


    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    Registration: Please register internally with the Los Angeles Watershed Protection Division.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

Past Events

June 22, 2017 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Austin, TX
June 20, 2017 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Austin, TX
June 07, 2017 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Helena, MT
June 06, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Helena, MT
April 25, 2017 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
April 19, 2017 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Management and Treatment - Bellevue, WA
April 18, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
March 01, 2017 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
February 23, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Los Angeles, CA
February 01, 2017 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - California State Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
January 31, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
January 25, 2017 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Denver, CO
January 24, 2017 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, Centennial, CO
December 08, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles, CA
November 09, 2016 Remediation Principles and Technologies for Soil and Groundwater Training Course - State College, PA
November 02, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Union Gap, WA
November 01, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Union Gap, WA
October 20, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board, San Diego, CA
October 11, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA
October 06, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board HQ, Sacramento, CA
September 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - San Diego, CA
September 27, 2016 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - California State Water Resources Control Board, San Diego, CA
September 13, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
September 12, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Spokane, WA
August 30, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board HQ, Sacramento, CA
August 09, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA
June 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
June 28, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Spokane, WA
June 15, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Kirkland, WA
June 09, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 18, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Anchorage, AK
May 10, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 04, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Denver, CO
May 03, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Denver, CO
April 05, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Oakland, CA
March 24, 2016 Roadway Runoff Pollutants, BMP Selection, and Performance Training Course - Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT) - Providence, RI
March 17, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Course: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA
March 09, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
March 08, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
February 25, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Course: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Austin, TX
February 23, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Austin, TX
January 27, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
December 03, 2015 Stormwater Treatment Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness - Pasadena, CA
November 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Fort Collins, CO
November 04, 2015 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Bellevue, WA
October 22, 2015 Principles of Hawaii Hydrogeology, and Contaminant Transport and Fate in Fractured Basalt with Red Hill Case Study - Honolulu, HI
October 21, 2015 Petroleum Transport and Fate in Fractured Basalt: Applications to the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility Training Session - NAVFAC, Honolulu, HI
October 14, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals - California Dept. of Toxics Substance Control, Sacramento, CA
October 05, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
October 01, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Baltimore, MD
September 23, 2015 2015 Science and Technology Update for Managers of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Sites: The Latest Research on Assessment, Attenuation, and Remediation - Bellevue, WA
September 15, 2015 Introduction to ArcGIS 10 for Environmental Professionals: Principles of GIS Mapping and Data Analysis - Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
June 08, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Philadelphia, PA
June 04, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Harrisburg, PA
June 02, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Harrisburg, PA
May 14, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
April 28, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Denver, CO
April 15, 2015 HDOH Internal Red Hill Petroleum Spill Training Session (Private) - Honolulu, HI
April 13, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Honolulu, HI
March 25, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Olympia, WA
March 24, 2015 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Olympia, WA
March 19, 2015 Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation - Merrillville, IN
March 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Lansing, MI
February 26, 2015 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Chlorinated Solvent and Petroleum Remediation with MNA - Bellevue, WA
February 18, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Oakland, CA
February 17, 2015 Private Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course - SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Oakland, CA
January 22, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Honolulu, HI
January 15, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
January 14, 2015 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
December 09, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Providence, RI
December 04, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
December 02, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Alexandria, VA
October 28, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
September 09, 2014 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Petroleum and Solvent Cleanup with MNA
June 03, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - CalEPA Office, Riverside, CA
May 14, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Cal EPA Office, Sacramento, CA
April 15, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater: A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals - Cal EPA, Sacramento, CA
March 26, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Missouri DNR Office, Jefferson, MO
March 12, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry Principles for Local Source Control Specialists - Tacoma, WA
February 25, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals
February 19, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals
January 28, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Denver, Colorado, January 28 - 29, 2014
January 15, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Austin, Texas, January 15 - 16, 2014
December 04, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 22 - 23, 2015
November 06, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Portland, Oregon, November 6 - 7, 2013
October 30, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Indianapolis, IN
October 28, 2013 Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation, MSECA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
October 09, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Anchorage, Alaska, October 9 - 10, 2013
September 24, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Austin, Texas, September 24 - 25, 2013
September 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Richmond, Virginia, September 19 - 20, 2013
August 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Franklin, TN
June 13, 2013 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation, June MSECA Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
June 11, 2013 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management (IDEM), Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Sacramento, CA
March 18, 2013 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Sacramento, CA
February 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Seattle, WA, Feb. 27 - 28, 2013
February 04, 2013 Contaminated Site Management Training Series in Indianapolis, IN
October 04, 2012 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Petroleum and Solvent Cleanup with MNA, Sacramento, CA, October 4 - 5, 2012
October 02, 2012 Transport and Fate of Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater Training in Sacramento, CA, October 2 - 3, 2012
October 01, 2012 Contaminant Chemistry, Transport, Fate, and MNA Training Series in Sacramento, CA, October 1 - 5, 2012
October 01, 2012 Environmental Chemistry Refresher for Contaminated Site Managers Training in Sacramento, CA, October 1, 2012
September 18, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Anchorage, AK, September 18 - 20, 2012
August 07, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Honolulu, HI, August 7 - 9, 2012
April 19, 2012 Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training, Sacramento, CA, April 19 - 20, 2012
March 27, 2012 Intro to ArcGIS 10 for Environmental Data Mapping and Analysis, Olympia, WA, March 27 - 29, 2012
March 15, 2012 Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training, Seattle, WA, March 15 - 16, 2012
March 14, 2012 Incident Command System (ICS) Supervisor Training and Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training Series, Seattle, WA, March 14 - 16, 2012
February 27, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Seattle, WA, February 27 - 29, 2012
December 08, 2011 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Course in Portland, Oregon, December 8 - 9, 2011
December 06, 2011 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater in Portland, Oregon, December 6 - 7, 2011
December 05, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Portland, OR, Dec. 5 - 9, 2011
December 05, 2011 Environmental Chemistry Refresher for Contaminated Site Managers Course in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 5, 2011
November 14, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Sacramento, California, Nov. 14 - 16, 2011
November 14, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Nov. 14 - 18, 2011
October 17, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 17, 2011
September 28, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Seattle, WA, Sept. 28 - 30, 2011
September 26, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Jackson, MS, Sept. 26 - 30, 2011
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