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Editorial Committee

Articles published in the Watershed Science Bulletin are peer-reviewed by an Editorial Committee composed of nationally-respected watershed and stormwater management professionals. The peer-review process is designed to ensure that the Bulletin is a credible, relevant, and valuable resource for its readers.


The current Watershed Science Bulletin Editorial Committee includes:



Chet ArnoldChet Arnold
Chet Arnold is a Water Quality Educator for the University of Connecticut Department of Extension, and the Associate Director of the Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR). Chet has been with the University since 1987, and is the founder of the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Project, a national award-winning program that uses remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technology to educate local land use decision makers about the relationship between land use and water resource protection. As the Associate Director of CLEAR, Chet focuses on the integration of the Center’s research, technology, and outreach functions, and how these activities can best benefit Connecticut communities.




Roger BannermanRoger Bannerman
Roger has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for over 35 years.  For most of that time he has directed research projects investigating the solutions to problems caused by urban runoff.  Some topics addressed by the different studies are: 1) the quality of urban streams, 2) identification of problem pollutants in stormwater, 3) toxicity of stormwater pollutants, 4) effectiveness of different stormwater control practices, 5) sources of stormwater pollutants, 6) selection of cost-effective control practices, and 7) benefits of low impact development.  These results have been applied to the development of technical standards, administrative rules, and the calibration of the WinSLAMM. Roger’s ongoing research projects will continue to be used to increase the effectiveness of Wisconsin’s stormwater management efforts.




Derek BoothDerek Booth
Dr. Derek Booth is an internationally recognized expert on urban streams and stormwater, particularly the effects of runoff on channel form and function.  His first peer-reviewed publication on the subject was in 1989; of his now more than 50 such journal articles and book chapters, more than half are on this topic.  He worked for 10 years in urban watershed management for a large municipality (King County, Washington) and was the director of the Center for Urban Water Resources Management for a decade at the University of Washington.  He remains an Affiliate Full Professor at the University of Washington as well as a private consultant with Stillwater Sciences.  He was a member of the National Academy of Science’s recent review of the nationwide NPDES stormwater permitting system and coauthor of the committee report, “Urban Stormwater Management in the United States” (October 2008), and he is Senior Editor of the international journal Quaternary Research.




Eric EcklEric Eckl
Eric Eckl is fascinated by the intersection between language, technology, and the environment. He blogs on the topic at and supports his blogging habit by consulting. His company, Water Words That Work LLC, assists nature protection and pollution control organizations with their behavior change, fundraising, and issue advocacy efforts. In addition to consulting and training, Water Words That Work can produce websites, videos, advertising campaigns, email blasts, and other marketing materials. Eric’s clients include the National Park Service, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and many others. In addition to running his own business, Eric is of counsel to Beaconfire Consulting. Before launching Water Words That Work, he led advocacy and fundraising campaigns, managed media relations, and oversaw web and print publishing activities for a variety of conservation organizations. He has appeared in countless news stories and is a frequent speaker at environmental, marketing, and technology conferences.




William FrostWilliam Frost
Bill Frost is a Senior Associate with the Water Resources Practice of KCI Technologies. He is the lead planner for water quality issues, with experience in every facet of water resources planning, including both office and field work. Bill’s focus has been on retrofitting stormwater management into developed urban areas; identifying solutions to restore watershed hydrology and water quality. His watershed projects have included public involvement, GIS analysis, monitoring and assessment, H/H and water quality modeling, prioritization, and concept planning for SWM retrofits, stream restoration, and pollution prevention. His modeling experience includes SWMM studies of storm drain capacity, watershed retrofits, pollutant loads, and stream hydraulics; and  pollutant load models using the Simple Method, PLOAD, and GWLF for urban and agricultural watersheds. Bill holds M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and in Urban Planning from Johns Hopkins University.  His B.S. was earned at Harvey Mudd College.  He is a licensed engineer in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania., and Wisconsin.




Stacey Issac BerahzerStacey Isaac Berahzer
Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center and works from a satellite office in Georgia. Stacey provides outreach services to local communities and disseminates tools and resources on topics such as funding strategies for stormwater management, rate setting practices, and general innovative financing techniques to improve water quality. She earned her Masters degree in Public Administration at UNC – Chapel Hill. She earned her undergraduate degree at NC Central University in Environmental Science. Stacey has worked in the area of pollution prevention and water quality at RTI International. Her experience in the field of education involved teaching high school, working with street children in Bolivia, research on closing the academic achievement gap in NC, and work in the area of “service-learning.”




Joseph MacDonaldJoseph MacDonald
Joseph MacDonald is currently Project Manager of the Environment with the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) and a water resource planning consultant with the American Planning Association’s (APA’s) China Program. Prior to joining the NEOSCC, Dr. MacDonald was a Senior Research Associate with APA. He devoted his time to applied research and professional development, education, and learning networks. His research focus was on water resource protection, green infrastructure, natural hazard mitigation, coastal planning, wind and solar energy, smart codes, and urban parks. He also managed Planners Training Service, a semi-annual advanced training conference for mid- and senior-level planners, and led both the AICP exam application review team and the AICP exam results dissemination committee.Prior to the American Planning Association, he created a GIS-based model for regional watershed planning at EcoCity Cleveland, now the GreenCityBlueLake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Dr. MacDonald holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; an M.S.P. in Urban and Regional Planning.




Tracie-Lynn NadeauTracie-Lynn Nadeau
An environmental scientist with EPA Region 10, Dr. Nadeau works on wetland, stream, and watershed issues from the Oregon Operations Office.  Prior to her move to Region 10, she spent several years in EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW), where she focused on wetland and watershed protection, and on science and research relevant to Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  While in OWOW, she served as Team Leader of OWOW’s Policy and Communication Team, and co-Team Leader of the cross-office Watershed Planning Team.  An aquatic ecologist by training, she has interest and experience in both freshwater and marine systems.  Tracie did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, has a Master’s degree in Biological Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Center for Great Lakes Studies, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Oregon.




Bruce Roll
Bruce Roll is the Director of Watershed Management for Clean Water Services (CWS) and the nonprofit Clean Water Institute (CWI) in Hillsboro, Oregon. CWS received EPA’s first Integrated Watershed-based permit and currently manages the largest utility water quality trading program in the United States. Prior to joining Clean Water Services, Bruce served as the Assistant Director for Whatcom County Public Works in Washington State for eight years where he oversaw Watershed Management, Salmon Recovery, Marine Resource, River and Flood and Solid Waste Programs. In addition, Bruce also worked for the Portland Water District in Portland, Maine for five years where he was the Director of Water Resources and Laboratory Services. Bruce attended Colorado State University where he received a BS in Environmental Microbiology. In addition, Bruce received a MS and PhD from the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Hawaii and a MPH in Management from the School of Public Health. Bruce has served as a peer reviewer and technical consultant for the American Water Works Association Standard Methods Committee and the American Water Works Research Foundation. Bruce was actively involved in the development of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan where he was appointed to the Shared Strategy Steering and Oversight Committee.




William SelbigWilliam Selbig
Bill is a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. For the past 15 years his research has focused on the quantity and quality of nonpoint source runoff in urban environments. Bill has been the project lead in several research studies evaluating the effectiveness of structural and non-structural practices designed to mitigate stormwater pollution. Most recently, Bill has developed new methods to improve precision and reduce errors associated with the collection, processing, and analysis of sediment and sediment-associated constituent concentrations in stormwater, including the newly developed Depth-Integrated Sample Arm (patent pending). In addition to working for the USGS, Bill is currently the president of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Water Resources Association. He also serves on several nonpoint runoff research groups including the ASCE Gross Solids Pollutant Protocol committee, University of Wisconsin Infiltration Research committee, Brake Pad Partnership of California, and CALTRANS. He has a M.S. in water resources management and a B.S. in geology, both from the University of Wisconsin.




Neal ShapiroNeal Shapiro
Neal Shapiro is a Watershed Section Supervisor and Watershed (Urban Runoff) Management Coordinator for the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability & the Environment. He oversees water conservation & efficiency programs, and watershed management programs, all geared to reduce water pollution and use our precious, limited water resources in a sustainable manner (with a focus on rainwater/stormwater harvesting and use/reuse and post-construction structural Low Impact Development BMPs). He has been with the city since March 1999.  He worked previously with The Jacques Cousteau Society, researching global water issues for films, books, policies, and expeditions.  Neal attended the University of Delaware, receiving a Master’s in Marine Policy, and the University of California at Santa Barbara, receiving a Bachelor’s in Aquatic Biology.  Neal is married, has 3 sons, and enjoys running, hiking and SCUBA, and practicing what he preaches.




Lisa ShipekLisa Shipek
Lisa Shipek is the Executive Director of Watershed Management Group (WMG), a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Through the development and management of WMG’s diverse programs, Lisa has expertise in: leading and organizing community workshops; developing and organizing training programs for professionals; developing educational programs for K-12 students; mobilizing community volunteers to implement a wide variety of environmental projects; and collaborating with a diverse range of partners including city government, non-profits, schools, businesses, and community organizations. Lisa directs development and outreach activities for WMG including coordinating and writing grants and editing WMG’s educational materials, newsletter, and website. With a B.S. in Environmental Science and Masters in Latin American Studies, Lisa’s interest lies in the connection between the environment and human communities. Through her work with WMG, she is particularly interested in developing environmental programs that improve the quality of life in urban areas.




Don WayeDon Waye
Don Waye works in EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW) where he serves as outreach coordinator for the Nonpoint Source (NPS) Control Branch. Since joining EPA in 2002, he has managed numerous NPS outreach projects, including the development of EPA’s Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox, “Getting in Step” watershed outreach guide, and quarterly issues of Nonpoint Source News-Notes. He also coordinates EPA Headquarters involvement with the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) program that works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and 34 coastal states and territories. For 15 years prior to coming to EPA, Don worked as an urban watershed planner, modeler and researcher for a regional council of governments in Virginia. Prior to that, he spent 2 years working for an environmental engineering consulting firm.




Gene YagowGene Yagow
Gene Yagow is a Senior Research Scientist in the Biological Systems Engineering Department and is part of the Center for Watershed Studies at Virginia Tech, where he also received his PhD. Gene has over 25 years of experience in agricultural nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control, computer modeling, and development of tools and databases to facilitate NPS modeling, including state-wide watershed NPS assessments for Virginia. Since 1999, he has been involved with characterizing water quality impaired streams and their pollutant sources through geographic information system (GIS) and other data analyses, computer modeling studies, and implementation plan development related to EPA’s total maximum daily load program. He also currently serves on Virginia’s Academic Advisory Committee for the development of nutrient criteria and on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.