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Events and Training

*The listing of any privately sponsored conferences or training events should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the conference or training by the government.


Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

  • The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies will conduct a webinar, Wildlife Adaptation to Climate Change, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM ET.  This webinar will discuss local actions and education best practices for dealing with wildlife responses to climate change.

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

  • The National Brownfields Leadership Summit will be held on September 25-26, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The conference will bring together leaders from across the redevelopment industry with key decision makers in Washington, D.C. Topics cover the latest in redevelopment policies, programs, and funding opportunities. Non-Profit and Government Registration fee for the 2 day event is $275.

  • The Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference will be held on October 7-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The conference is focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.  Registration for this event is $795 (by 9/15/18) and $895 (after 9/15/18).\

  • The Maryland Clean Energy Summit will be held on October 8-10, 2018 at UMD in College Park, MD.  The event will focuse on cutting-edge technologies, modern business models, and innovative regulations and financing solutions that will ensure a secure, resilient and transactive modern power grid. Registration for the full event is $389 (by 9/1/18), $439 (by 10/1/18) and $325 for government employees.  

  • The Clean Energy Leadership Institute emPOWER Conference will be held on October 24-25, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The conference will focus on the development and enablement of a diverse, inclusive, and passionate community that represents the rising generation in clean energy. Early Bird registration for this event is $200 (by 9/3/18).

  • The Solar Focus 2018 Conference will be held on October 30-31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The conference will bring together solar professionals and industry leaders from across the country to share ideas, build partnerships, and envision the future of solar power. Early Bird registration fee for the full conference is $425.00 (by 8/17/18). Discounts for students, government, and non-profit staff.

  • The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference will be held on November 4-8, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.  The 2018 conference will include locally relevant topics such as the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware River watershed, and eastern water law as well as globally significant issues such as coastal resilience, fire effects on watersheds, communication and outreach strategies and integrated water resources.  Early registration for non-members is $745 (by 9/4/18) and $845 (by 10/15/18).

Online Resources

Air Quality, Climate, and Energy

  • The National Highway Institute (NHI) Air Quality Planning web-based training series is designed for transportation practitioners. All courses are free. For more information, visit and search Air Quality Planning or look for the specific course number. Please contact Karen Perritt at (202) 366-9066, or with any questions or comments.
  • FHWA developed a Resilience webinar series to present the results of recent climate resilience-related research. Previously recorded webinars in this series can be viewed on the Resience Webinar Series page.  
  • The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Training Search is a web tool that lists free training opportunities to help agencies meet federal energy, water, and sustainability laws and requirements.
  • Energy Star hosts a series of webcasts covering various topics regarding energy management.

Environmental Compliance

  • The USEPA's National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) provides online eLearning, live webinar, and classroom training opportunities to environmental enforcement personnel (including government inspectors, the legal community, and investigators) in federal, state, tribal and local governments.
  • EPA's Clu-In Training webpage offers a number of free web-based training courses regarding contaminated site clean-up information and hazardous waste remediation.
  • Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET) offers training on environmental, health, and safety topics. MCET courses are held at community colleges and other designated sites in Maryland.

Transportation and the Environment

  • National Highway Institute offers a number of web-based and instructor-led transportation training courses for various program areas including the environment
  • The U.S. Department (USDOT) provides a web‐based, searchable database of USDOT‐sponsored R&D and technology project records at USDOT Research HUB. The database acts as a central repository for information on active and recently completed projects, providing a comprehensive account of USDOT’s research portfolio at the project level.
  • The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) offers the Environmental Review Toolkit as a resource for information and updates about transportation and the environment. The Toolkit provides up-to-date information on transportation and environment policy, guidance, best practices, and training.
  • The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Center for Environmental Excellence offers diverse products and programs for technical assistance, training, information exchange, partnership-building opportunities, and quick access to environmental tools.


  • The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center has released a four-part video series entitled "Public-Private Partnerships: Leveraging the Strengths of Government and the Private Sector." These educational offerings highlight local leaders who are partnering with the private sector to better manage stormwater and achieve shared community goals. Two videos offer Maryland-based perspectives regardin P3s.
  • The USEPA's Watershed Academy sponsors free webcast seminars for local watershed organizations, municipal leaders and others.  Previous webinars are available in addition to the free self-paced on-line training modules for Watershed Management.
  • The USEPA’s Office of Research Development and Office of Water host a monthly webinar series to communicate USEPA’s current small systems research along with agency priorities. The training series provides a forum for EPA to communicate directly with state personnel and other drinking water and wastewater small systems professionals.
  • The USEPA and State water quality and wetland associations have partnered to develop an online tool to help develop protective and comprehensive water quality standards for wetlands.
  • The Chesapeake Stormwater Network hosts a number of reports, archived webinars, and fact sheets regarding sustainable stormwater management for the Chesapeake Bay.
  • The USEPA offers guidance, training courses, workshops, and webcasts that explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES permit program. They are designed for permit writers, dischargers, USEPA officials, and other interested parties.



  • The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help business and other organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.
  • Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) is the Maryland State Agency responsible for policy, regulations, and enforcement related to Maryland's air, water, and land resources.
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is a Maryland State Agency responsible for the monitoring, stewardship and sustainability of Maryland's natural resources and provides public access to Maryland's extensive and varied natural resources as well as related educational opportunities and interactive experiences.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the lead federal agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment. EPA programs encompass environment science, research, education, resource assessment and compliance.