This curriculum was developed to provide a uniform, publicly-available, research-based stormwater core curriculum to:

  • Build comprehension of the fundamentals of stormwater management, stormwater practices and maintenance processes
  • Develop an understanding of and skills that support communicating the importance of stormwater management to community stakeholders

This training is designed for stormwater professionals such as public works and parks department staff, private contractors, stormwater managers and homeowners associations or other landowners who are responsible for a stormwater management practice. For more information or to enroll please contact Shahram Missaghi, University of Minnesota,

Societal needs always have a consequence with regards to the environment. The efficient use of the world’s resources is key to sustainability. Several options exist when trying to determine which method best serves mankind and its environment. Life cycle analysis (LCA) methods offer a systematic approach to providing guidance in these decisions. Mastering LCA techniques is an integral part of a student’s preparation for a career that is professionally, environmentally, and socially responsible. This course is an overview of the various aspects of conducting and interpreting an environmental life cycle analysis on a product or service. Students will learn how to construct a life cycle analysis goal and scope, a life cycle inventory, a life cycle assessment, and an interpretation. Skills in the critique and communication of a life cycle analysis will be developed. The course will have an emphasis on systems thinking. The course is targeted for students in with a background in science or engineering.

Para los estudiantes y facultad de la UNSA, este curso se presenta una introduccion al software SWAT. Este curso estara seguido por un curso presencial en la UNSA alrededor de marzo o abril. 

Los estudiantes van a aprender como usar un modelo de cuencas muy comun para gestionar sus recursos de agua en una manera mas sostenible. / By taking this course, students will learn: They will learn to run a widely-used watershed model, to better manage their water resources sustainably

Para mas informacion o para ingresarse en el curso, por favor contactar Katy Mazer (detalles abajo) / For more information or to enroll please contact: Katy Mazer, Purdue University,

Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy is an online course for watershed professionals and volunteers in the state of Indiana.  Participants will develop their knowledge and skills in successful local watershed management. For more information contact: Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University,

Confused about how to deal with lead-based paint?

"12 Steps to Lead Paint Work Safety" is a self directed, video course for extension paint contractors. Participants will learn the steps that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires in the Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule (RRP), to ensure any renovation dealing with lead paint is done safely on homes and child-occupied buildings built before 1978. It covers the basics of Lead-Safe Weatherization Minimum Standards and the EPA Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule (RRP) and goes through a typical lead-safe job from start to finish. The video discusses similarities and differences of the RRP Rule and the U.S. Department of Weatherization’s Lead Safe Weatherization standards.  You may view it at no charge, but to test and obtain a certificate of completion, there is a $30 fee. This pass key may be purchased at MSU Extension's online store at by selecting item #7008. Click Here for a direct link. For more information contact Mike Vogel at or (406) 994-3451. For assistance with enrollment or purchasing, contact Millie Veltkamp at