Introduction to CAST and the data available
This webinar provides an introduction to CAST. It shows overall functions including viewing scenarios, loads and acres in maps, graphs and tabular formats. It shows how to view your current land use and which BMPs are credited in any year or scenario.
Learn the three ways to add and edit BMPs. Also review the three BMP report types, what they mean and how to use them.
Creating scenarios. 1 hour, 30 min.
Targeting reductions by location, load source and most effective, least expensive BMP
Targeting by location, load source and BMP. 1 hour, 15 min.
Using CAST to Develop an Environmental Control Plan for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment
APA Virginia Chapter
This webinar demonstrates how to develop a nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reduction plan using CAST. Plans are applicable to development of any water quality improvement plans including the Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for the Bay TMDL, local TMDLs, or MS4 permit action plans. The primary audience is local government planners who will use CAST to estimate the nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loads resulting from selecting one or more BMPs to achieve their goals
CAST for Local Government Planners
This webinar provides an overview of how CAST can be used to answer some basic scoping questions, like how many BMPs in your community have been reported as implemented to the Bay Program, or what the land uses are. We then walk through how you can use CAST to develop a pollutant reduction plan (or similar implementation plan). A How-To Guide walks through the methods for answering several questions that were presented in the webinar. An example spreadsheet demonstrates how to apply CAST results to a geography that is not in CAST, like a township. The webinar was hosted by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) as part of their webcast series.
Using CAST to Develop Implementation Plans that Meet Loading Targets in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - sponsored by EPA's Watershed Academy
EPA’s Watershed Academy sponsored the 94th free Webcast Seminar on November 9, 2017, “Using CAST to Develop Implementation Plans that Meet Loading Targets in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”. View the recorded webinar online.
Identify Cost-Effective BMPs for Improving Water Quality and Maximizing Co-Benefits
This presentation discusses an approach to help you identify some of the most cost-effective practices for meeting permit requirements and TMDL reductions. Learn which BMPs are least expensive and provide high nutrient reductions, while addressing co-benefits like bacteria reduction. Download the presentation slides here.