Sep 13, 2017

Learning Opportunities

Amy McIntosh

We know that no matter the position they hold within the storm water and erosion control industry, our readers are always eager to further their education. Whether you have a professional license to maintain or just a vested interest in expanding your knowledge of the industry, we hope to bring you a diverse array of learning opportunities throughout the year.

Our annual Case Book is one such resource. Now in its sixth year, this special issue showcases success stories using the latest technologies from solution providers across the storm water and erosion control industry. In these pages you’ll read about products and services used in real-world applications.

For the tech savvy, we’re excited to debut a new virtual event this fall. The first SWS WebinarFest will be held Oct. 17 to 19, 2017. This three-day event will feature two live webinars per day, with topics covering municipal, commercial, residential and industrial storm water and erosion control applications, plus a selection of on-demand webinars available each day. It will be a great learning opportunity, not to mention a chance to grab your last-minute Professional Development Hours. Head to to register.

For an in-person learning experience, we'll be hosting our first live event Nov. 7 to 9, 2017 in Tinley Park, Ill. With an exhibit hall, education sessions and certification classes, the SWS Conference & Exhibition is sure to have something for everyone. Go to to register and see the full agenda.

It’s also the time of year for you to give back and share your expertise with your fellow SWS readers. If you’ve worked on a unique or notable project in the last 18 months, we want to hear about it. Nominations for our annual Top Projects Awards program are still open, and we’ve extended the deadline to Sept. 15, 2017. Visit to let us know about your best work.

And of course, SWS will continue to stay on the cutting edge, providing timely and creative content in each of our regular issues. Each issue is an educational experience for me, as well, and I look forward to continuing to learn about this dynamic industry right along with you. Amy McIntosh, managing editor [email protected]

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