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Webinar: TRB Wetland Mitigation at Airports

Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Register Today!

The ongoing loss of wetlands and other water resources poses a great concern. As such, federal, state, and local jurisdictions have enacted regulations to avoid or minimize these impacts and compensate for unavoidable losses. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss water resources on and near airports. 

These locations provide a particular challenge as they can potentially attract hazardous wildlife such as waterfowl and shorebirds, which pose hazards to aircraft operations. Successful wetland mitigation is often complex, time-consuming, and expensive. This webinar will provide clear and concise guidelines for airport staff, regulators, and consultants to address wetland mitigation at airports. Presenters will discuss the regulatory environment of wetland mitigation and present a process flowchart. They will also examine considerations for planning, engineering, design, and funding.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  • Overview and purpose of the guidebook, definitions, and regulatory environment: Laura Morland, Mead and Hunt
  • Wetland mitigation and challenges at airports: Laura Morland, Mead and Hunt
  • Mitigation process flow chart: Kim Allerton, Environmental Resources Solutions
  • Considerations for planning, engineering, design, and funding: Kim Allerton, Environmental Resources Solutions
  • Question and answer session: Janet Kieler, Denver International Airport
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify challenges of having wetlands near airports
  • Describe the considerations and constraints of wetland mitigation on and near airports
  • Discuss the process involved in wetland impacts at airports
  • Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting www.aaae.org/ceu. For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact accreditation@aaae.org.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.