Technical Training Series

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Please join the Jordan River Commission and its partners at our technical training workshops. Learn about the JRC’s Best Practices for Riverfront Communities toolbox and delve into the details of the with some of the nation and region’s leading experts. Ask questions about your projects, learn through hands-on exercises, and go home with useful materials and the confidence to implement new management practices, techniques, and strategies in your professional work.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q – I don’t have a PayPal account, can I still register online?

A – Yes! While we are using PayPal to process credit card purchases, you can still complete your purchase without a PayPal account.  Enter in your name and billing address and then click on “Check Out with PayPal”.  On the following screen, select “Don’t have a PayPal Account,” which appears near the bottom of the screen on the right side.  Complete your registration, and watch for an emailed receipt. If you get an error, the credit card you are using may be connected to another paypal account.  If you still have trouble please call (801) 589-8479.


Q – The workshop I want to attend is sold out.  Any chance you could make room?

A – The registration cap is determined by classroom capacity and by the instructor-to-student ratio most appropriate for managing small design workshops.  We cannot make any additional spaces available.  However, we can put you on a waiting list in the event that there is a cancellation.  Contact us to be put on the waiting list.


Q – Can I recommend topics for a future training workshop?

A – Yes! We want this training series to address the issues and topics of most interest to you.  Please contact us with any suggestions!


Upcoming Trainings


November 18, 2016 - Stormwater Best Practices | Green Infrastructure: Putting it to Work

$20.00 — $50.00


Green Infrastructure: Putting it to Work

Stormwater Best Practices

November 18, 2016 – 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South, Valley City, UT 84119

Please join us for this workshop to be hosted in conjunction with the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium. This training will be co-hosted by the Jordan River Commission, the Salt Lake County Watershed Restoration and Planning Program and the NatureWorks Alliance.

This seminar will give participants the tools to implement green infrastructure – beyond the basics – through on-the-ground case studies and experiences from communities across the Wasatch Front, and globe. Keynote speaker, Hillary Brown who is a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute as well as a professor at City College in New York, will highlight precedents to provide inspiration for what is possible in the world of green infrastructure. Local experts will ground these precedents in experience and provide a format for the pursuance of next steps. Participants will come away with the nuts and bolts of implementing green infrastructure in their communities, addressing various permitting programs (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans), constructing alternative stormwater systems, and retrofitting existing stormwater facilities to better address stormwater management and quality.


  • Hillary Brown, Post Carbon Institute  and City College in New York
  • Trace Robinson, Riverton City
  • Paul Taylor, JUB Engineering
  • Cory Pierce, City of Spanish Fork
  • Sarah Hinners, University of Utah, Ecological Planning Center
  • LaNiece Davenport, Wasatch Front Regional Council
  • Jim Price, Mountainlands Association of Governments

Download the workshop agenda, registration form and speaker biographies here.

8 hours of continuing education credits will be offered by the following organizations. Please contact us if you are interested in seeking continuing education credits from other organizations.

CM Credit


Past Trainings