Today, stormwater management is rarely the work of the site civil engineer alone, and previous methods for connection and conveyance are often inadequate solutions. In jurisdictions throughout the Chesapeake Bay, new standards require cross-discipline collaboration. The MOST Center will prepare stormwater professionals for these demands with tailored courses, resources, and a supported dialogue to connect them with other professionals and up-to-date rules and standards. The MOST Center provides a free, self-paced online educational platform with content developed and evaluated by trusted sources, including stormwater and instructional design experts. Current courses cover regulatory basics, define stormwater terminology, showcase Bay-wide examples, and teach the importance of leadership in developing and financing effective stormwater management programs. Future courses will expand to build skill levels and explore topics such as the economics of trading, site planning and design, and facility construction and maintenance. Course offerings will expand in the coming years to build user proficiency levels and offer recognition and incentives for continued participation such as continuing education and professional development opportunities.
As the MOST Center grows, training and resources will be tagged with the Professionals icon to help professionals in the design and build industry identify material aligned with their specific needs and interests. Visit the MOST Center often to look for new courses and Knowledge Center resources marked with the Professionals icon.
The MOST Center will also serve as a forum for upcoming training events and discussion boards to promote collaboration and the integration of local efforts. Sign up for MOST Center eNews to stay connected, and visit How to Partner to learn about partnership opportunities or to suggest future course topics and resource needs.