Web-based Instructional System for Environmental Review (WISER) Training Modules


The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Environment and Energy is pleased to announce the release of a new module series: Web-based Instructional System for Environmental Review (WISER).

This online training series ensures that recipients and subrecipients understand the various areas to be considered in conducting an Environmental Review. The WISER curriculum offers detailed and specific information on each topic, enabling users to evaluate accident potential of airports and risk to endangered species. Bodies of water such as rivers, ponds, and wetlands need to be considered, as well as how to achieve environmental justice goals, and protect HUD-assisted projects from excessive noise.

These first five modules cover the following topic areas:

  • Airport Hazards
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Justice
  • Noise Abatement and Control
  • Water Elements

Each module includes a downloadable key definitions PDF, knowledge checks to confirm comprehension, and links to needed resources.

Coming Soon

Additional WISER modules addressing more topics central to understanding the environmental review process, such as site contamination and historic preservation.