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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.

Conferences and Meetings

  • The 2-day 2018 GreenPort Congress hosted by the Port of Baltimore, MDOT, and MDE will be held on May 16-18, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.  GreenPort Congress targets new innovations in equipment with leading edge technology that improves port efficiency and productivity, exploring latest practices and ensuring port users keep up to pace with current and forthcoming legislation.

  • TRB is sponsoring the Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration Committee Summer Conference on June 25-27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The conference will address transportation-related noise and vibration control strategies and techniques, their potential environmental impacts, and future research needs. Submit abstracts by May 4, 2018. 

  • The 2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency will be held on June 26, 2018  at the National Press Building in Washington, D.C.  The one-day symposium will highlight international energy efficiency best practices, with a particular focus on opportunities for improvement in the United States.  Early registration is $65.

Trainings and Webinars

  • The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO will conduct a webinar, Enhancing TSMO Capabilities and Resilience to Address Long-Term Weather and Climate Trends, on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET.  This webinar will cover FHWA's Capability Maturity Frameworks, how a state or local transportation agency can use them for self-assessment, and the workshops that the Federal Highway Administration offers to guide agencies through the process. Discussion will also incude best practices in preparing for extreme weather so that operations can be maintained through extreme weather events with minimal disruption..

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • National Highway Institute offers a number of web-based and instructor-led transportation training courses for various program areas including the environment
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Online Resources

  • 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 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 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 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.