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National Conference Webcast Topics and Speakers


National Webcast Topics and Speakers for 2016 Conference

Overview of Pollution Prevention: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…

“Be the solution to stormwater pollution” or it will cost you.  From pet waste to leaf litter to dumpster juice, car wash water, plastic bags, and stormwater hotspots, learn what others are doing to educate, prevent, and enforce pollution prevention in their communities.

Karen Cappiella, Program Director, Research – Center for Watershed Protection
Neely Law, Senior Research Analyst – Center for Watershed Protection
Kara Pennino, Assistant Program Manager – Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative
Christopher Kibler, Environmental Protection Specialist – District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment

Overview of IDDE: A recap of IDDE investigations by CWP across the country

How does IDDE stack-up against other tools for meeting TMDL goals? Is this a missed opportunity for low-cost pollutant reductions? What is the prevalence of these “hidden sources of pollution?”

Bill Stack, Deputy Director of Programs – Center for Watershed Protection

IDDE from 3 perspectives; the municipality, the consulting community and the wastewater side

Types of discharges and characteristics, field screening techniques and equipment, parameters to screen for, measurable successes. Hear about sewage sniffing dogs, sewershed studies, laterals and exfiltration.

John Cox, Water Quality Manager – City of Durham, NC (Municipal Programs Case Study)
Andres Torrizo, Principal, Hydrologist – Watershed Consulting Associates (Consultant Case Study)
Steve Jepson, Principal, Dudek Engineering, Encinitas, CA (Wastewater Engineering Approach)

Breaking down barriers – Key Programmatic Issues

What does it take to integrate the waste water/stormwater programs. What role do NGO’s have? What are other key issues: enforcement, accounting, funding.

Panel discussion:
All previous IDDE speakers
Dana Allen, Water Quality Specialist – Watershed Consulting Associates (Consultant Case Study)
Jonathan Baker, Water Quality Specialist – City of Durham, NC (Municipal Programs Case Study)

Overview of Post-Construction Stormwater Management

Current status of PC programs across the country, why is this the juggernaut of minimum measures? The terminology tug: BMPs, SMPs, LIDs, GI, etc. and overarching stormwater paradigms. Stormwater practices for new and redevelopment vs. retrofits of existing developed areas.

Dave Hirschman, Senior Water Resources Specialist – Center for Watershed Protection
Tom Hegemier, PE, Senior Project Manager – Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

Let’s Start with Maintenance

How considerations of long-term maintenance will influence your front-end program decisions—know what you are getting in to. Review of common maintenance issues with BMPs, with particular emphasis on vegetated BMPs.

Ani Jayakaran PhD, PE, Associate Professor & LID Specialist – Washington State University – Extension (ANR Prog. Unit)
Curtis Hinman, Senior Scientist and Green Stormwater Infrastructure Specialist – Herrera Environmental Consultants

Overview of Special MS4s- Prisons, Campuses, Etc.

How are these MS4s treated in the regulatory process? What are unique considerations for special MS4s?

Ted Brown, PE, Water Resources Engineer- Biohabitats

Master Planning and Avoiding a Thousand Cuts

How facility master planning can lead to efficiencies and better BMPs. What are opportunities to collaborate with surrounding MS4s/ communities?

Sally Hoyt, Stormwater Engineer – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ben Chandler, Vice President & Senior Sustainability & Lean Consultant – Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Keeping it Clean: Top tips for facility SWPPPs

Laurel Warddrip, Industrial and Construction Storm Water Unit Chief – California State Water Resources Control Board