Environmental Resource Links
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.
- The National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program will be held at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC on March 8-10, 2017. Registration is free for government employees.
- The 2017 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference will be held on April 4, 2017 online and in multiple locations including at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD. The registration fee is $249 (general admission) or $199 (Center for Watershed Protection Association Members).
Training and Webinars
- TRB Webinar: Livable Transit Corridors. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST that examines the potential for transit access, land use and transportation integration, and a stakeholder-driven set of assessment and implementation tools to improve livability in transit corridors.
- 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 www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov and search Air Quality Planning or look for the specific course number. Please contact Karen Perritt at (202) 366-9066, or Karen.Perritt@dot.gov 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Smart, Green & Growing is an initiative designed to help Marylanders create a more sustainable future for their State. The goal is to involve every Marylander in reducing his or her carbon footprint, preserving our most valuable resource lands and restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
- 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.