The StormCon Blog
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:39 PM
Coastal Protection Symposium (New addition) This specialty symposium, taking place concurrently with StormCon, focuses on infrastructure protection in coastal cities, ports, and industrial complexes in the face of sea level rise and potential shoreline changes. The audience for the symposium includes federal, state, and municipal agencies responsible for flood control and emergency planning, urban planners, civil engineers, and municipal and industrial facilities managers and engineering staff. Topics o... More...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:22 PM
This presentation looks at the use of deep underground injection control wells allowing stormwater infiltration to bypass impermeable near-surface soils at a new elementary school. This is first large-scale use of such wells in Washington State that eliminates stormwater detention facilities. The wells accommodate peak storm flow, and water quality is achieved by catch basin dead storage and filter inserts. Track: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Session : G62 Wednesday, August 22, 3:30 -- 4:00 / Govern... More...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:00 AM
This presentation includes tips and actions for water-quality sampling, including discussion of onsite sampling, use of autosamplers, precipitation gauges, turbidity measurements, and telemetry and remote access to data. The presentation includes hands-on equipment demonstrations, sampling basics, and a discussion of equipment costs. Track: WATER-QUALITY MONITORING Session : Q63 Wednesday, August 22, 4:00 -- 4:30 p.m. / Governor's Square 10 Speaker: Jim Bowlby, Aquaterra Environmental Solutions Inc. To ... More...
Monday, July 09, 2012 11:12 AM
Measuring Embraced Behavior to Evaluate Effectiveness of MS4 Education and Outreach How do we know that public education and involvement programs are effective? How is effectiveness measured? In 2011 the Keep It Clean Partnership in Colorado hired a consultant team to evaluate the effectiveness of almost 10 years of shared programs. Results of the program review, a survey of three similar MS4 partnerships, and assessment of existing effectiveness-characterization models has identified that percen... More...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:06 PM
Access the full stormwater pollution prevention conference technical program; view session details; and date/time/location, speaker, and topic areas, available now through your mobile device! Click here to start planning your schedule for this year’s event. Your Basic Guide To StormCon 2012 ( Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel ) BMP Case Studies Green Infrastructure Stormwater Program Management Water-Quality Monitoring Advanced Research Topics Pre-Conference and Certifications Sunday, August 19: 8am ... More...
Monday, February 13, 2012 4:55 PM
2012 Conference: August 19-23 Exhibits: August 20-22 Reserve your place at the annual learning and networking event for stormwater professionals. Join hundreds of your industry colleagues from around the world for learning, networking, and the best opportunity to see and compare all of the latest equipment, services and technology in the stormwater industry. Registration provides access to the presentations, panel sessions, special events, and meals (morning beverage service, lunches, and breaks) ... More...
Friday, January 27, 2012 12:25 PM
We Are Happy To Share This Special Triton News Update. Triton Stormwater Solutions Is Pleased To Welcome Camtek As Our Exclusive Sales Representative in Eight States/One District Territory. Triton Stormwater Solutions and Camtek Construction Products Corp have joined forces to provide the highest quality and value stormwater system to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. By combining the Stormceptor® and Triton Stormwater products toge... More...
Monday, October 10, 2011 1:31 PM
BILL NUMBER: AB 1210 VETOED DATE: 10/10/2011 To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1210 without my signature. This bill would exempt licensed civil engineers from training requirements related to the preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. Many of these storm plans are found to be deficient and those preparing them need a much better understanding of the necessary elements of a solid plan. It is not feasible to inspect every plan or every constructi... More...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:29 PM
I hope you will join us to exhibit at StormCon, the world's largest stormwater pollution prevention conference, that will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado, August 19 – 23, 2012. All of the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs, research, technology, services, and equipment will be on display. Whether yours is a new company seeking exposure to a global audience or an established organization with a strong record in the field of stormwater pollution pre... More...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 1:30 PM
StormCon is seeking abstracts for its 11th annual conference, which will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado, August 19 – 23, 2012.. The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, December 6, 2011. If your abstract is accepted, your final paper for the conference proceedings will be due on May 10, 2012. For the full conference description and to submit your abstract online, visit www.StormCon.com. We invite you to submit abstracts for the following session tracks: * BM... More...
Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:28 PM
StormCon would like to thank all those who participated at StormCon 2011 which took place 21-25 August 2011, at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA.. We would also like to thank our presenters and our sponsors. Without the foresight and support of these groups we could not make StormCon continue to grow and improve each year. This year's StormCon was a huge success with over 1100 participants attending the event. These attendees in addition to the 175 exhibit booths, conference sessions, opening general s... More...
Monday, August 01, 2011 8:00 PM
Beyond Twitter: Smart Phones Will Revolutionize Your Stormwater Program presentation will be held Wednesday, August 24, 10:30AM to 11:00AM
View the agenda and link to all session presentations Click Here
Today’s stormwater programs are incredibly data intensive, ranging from inventory data to water-quality data to documentation of enforcement actions. Traditionally, data has been collected and documented in the field More...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:00 PM
After August 1 the Early Bird registration rate expires, so register for StormCon today and save.
With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together municipal and government officials, builders and contractors, site inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers, educators, EPA officials, property executives, and other water-quality professionals under one roof to focu More...
Monday, July 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Water protection experts will gather in Anaheim August 21-25 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers, educators, EPA staff, property executives, and other water quality professionals under on More...
Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:00 PM
Integrating Stormwater Quality Improvements Into Roadway Infrastructure: Can We Build a Better Curb and Gutter?
B21 Tuesday, August 23, 2:00PM – 2:30PM /Platinum Ballroom 9-10
In southern Maine, interest in integrating stormwater quality improvements into municipal roadways is increasing. This presentation provides a detailed overview of a municipal roadway retrofit project implemented on a commercial district roadway in South Portland, Maine. The o More...
Monday, July 04, 2011 8:00 PM
MANAGING AND EVALUATING STRUCTURAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP) DESIGN, INSPECTION, AND MAINTENANCE DATA
To effectively meet the Post-Construction requirements of a Phase I or Phase II NPDES permit, Storm Water Administrators must be able to manage various BMP data types, including: approved BMP design drawings, engineering data, as-built surveys, geographic BMP locations, maintenance plans and agreements, annual compliance inspections, photographs, and BMP performance data.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 8:00 PM
Overview of EPA Stormwater Rulemaking Proposal
Wednesday, August 24, 2:00PM to 2:45PM / Platinum Ballroom
EPA is proposing modifications to requirements for stormwater discharges under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The proposal includes a number of provisions that are necessary to protect and restore the nation’s waters from the harmful effects of stormwater discharges, including 1) establishing requirements to reduce pollutants in More...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:00 PM
Enhancing LID Designs Using Manufactured Treatment Devices and Materials
StormCon Session G64 - Wednesday, August 24, 3:00AM to 3:30AM /Platinum Ballroom 9-10
Implementation of green infrastructure and low-impact development design concepts has dramatically expanded in recent years. This presentation explores how LID designs can be enhanced or complemented through the use of manufactured treatment devices and materials. The integration of manufactured devices into LID designs can help me More...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 8:00 PM
Incorporating LID Into Storm Drainage Master Planning
Tuesday, August 23, 8:30AM to 9:00AM
The City of Tracy, California, is one of two cities currently enrolled in the California Department of Conservation’s Emerald Cities Program, which is intended to help local communities become more sustainable through several practices including smart growth and sustainable land use and development principles. The city developed and adopted a Manual of Stormwater Quality Control Standards More...
Monday, June 06, 2011 8:00 PM
Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector CESSWI™
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
What is CESSWI?
The Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in the inspection of erosion, More...
Monday, May 30, 2011 8:00 PM
Stormwater Pollution Modeling for LID, TMDL, and Retrofitting Analyses, An Overview of WinSLAMM
Monday, August 22, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
$195.00 (Attendee, Speaker, Sponsor, Exhibitor)
This course requires all attendees to have a laptop computer with them for use during the course. If you plan on attending with someone from your organization, you may also share a com More...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:00 PM
Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ®)EXAM Registration Deadline July 6, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
What is CPSWQ?
The Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in stormwater management principles and More...
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:00 PM
NEW Light Imprint: Integrating Sustainable Green Infrastructure and Community Design
Green Infrastructure and Community Design
Monday, August 22, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
$195.00 (Attendee, Speaker, Sponsor, Exhibitor)
The Light Imprint tool set addresses stormwater runoff through natural drainage, conventional engineering infrastructur More...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:00 PM
NEW Designer and Reviewer Series – Part II Technical Assessment of Construction Site BMPs
Monday, August 22, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
$195.00 (Attendee, Speaker, Sponsor, Exhibitor)
Skill Level: Advanced
Why Attend this Course?
This one-day, advanced level course, is for those responsible and accountable for developing and/or reviewing effective sediment a More...
Monday, May 02, 2011 8:00 PM
Low-Impact Development: Introduction, Applications, and Technical Implementation
Monday, August 22, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Low-Impact Development (LID) is the general term typically used to characterize a comprehensive array of site planning, design, and pollution prevention strategies that, when combined, create a more economi More...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:00 PM
Changing the Rules: How Will New Stormwater Regulations Affect Municipal Programs?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This year at StormCon our panel of experts from throughout the stormwater industry will discuss recent changes and trends in the way stormwater is managed, offer their insights on what will develop in the next few years, and answer your questions. All attendees are invited. Bring your comments and questions an More...
Monday, April 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Plan your StormCon participation now.
The early bird registration for StormCon 2011 in now open and complete conference details may now be downloaded in PDF format for your convenience.
We invite you to the following session topics:
BMP Case Studies
Stormwater Program Management
Advanced Research Topics
Erosion and Sediment More...
Monday, March 28, 2011 8:00 PM
The Coastal Protection Symposium, co-located with StormCon at the Anaheim Marriott this year, will focus on infrastructure protection in coastal regions in the face of sea level rise and potential shoreline changes.
Presentations during the one-day symposium will include an overview of the mechanisms that cause coastal damage, as well as ways vulnerable coastal cities are preparing to counter the changes. Mapping and modeling tools for evaluating the impacts, as well as other tools for mitigati More...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:00 PM
AECOM Technology Corporation has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011 by the Ethisphere Institute.
The designation recognizes firms based on their commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices and corporate social responsibility.
“This is a significant achievement that recognizes our company’s commitment to ethical leadership,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio.
AECOM's Core Values esta More...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:00 PM
TRAINING FOR QUALIFIED SWPPP DEVELOPERS (QSDs)
700 W. Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Monday, August 22, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
16.0 Hours QSP / 8.0 Hours QSD
Who is this course for?
This course is best suited for a profession More...
Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:00 PM
EPA looks to achieve accountability to the goals of the Clean Water Act. Key amongst the existing programs the EPA hopes to reinforce is the nation’s urban stormwater permits. The rule for small urban municipalities to develop plans for stormwater discharges went in to effect 11 years ago this month, however stormwater remains a leading cause of pollution and contributes to flooding and erosion. Not much has changed and with that being said the EPA announced its intention to develop new national st More...
Monday, November 29, 2010 7:00 PM
Your presence at StormCon is requested!
StormCon is pleased to announce that we are offering all California, state, regional, and local employees deeply discounted conference rates on all registration packages including accredited pre-conference full-day courses and certification courses in the areas of sediment and erosion control as well as stormwater.
We at Forester Media Inc. and StormCon, recognize the severity of budgetary concerns affecting our state and the difficulty facing m More...
Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:00 PM
Want to know what's on our minds or what we're up to more regularly? In addition to our blog and our website, StormCon is now on Twitter. On Twitter, @StormCon will share announcements, tips and ideas for StormCon 2011 , behind-the-scenes musings from the management team and general goings-on in the stormwater world. Simply go to twitter.com/stormcon sign in (or sign up ), and choose "follow". You can also see our most recent news and update at the StormCon Blog and follow us from there. We look forward... More...
Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:00 PM
StormCon is seeking abstracts for its 10th annual conference. The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, December 14, 2010. If your abstract is accepted, your final paper for the conference proceedings will be due on May 10, 2011. For the full conference description and to submit your abstract online, visit www.StormCon.com.
We invite you to submit abstracts for the following session tracks:
* BM More...
Monday, October 04, 2010 8:00 PM
New Industrial Stormwater Track - Call for Papers
August 21 – 25, 2011
Anaheim, CA, USA
Industrial Stormwater Management
This track covers industrial stormwater management and permitting, focusing on publicly and privately owned facilities covered by industrial stormwater permits or EPA’s stormwater multi-sector general permit. Such facilities range from small businesse More...
Monday, September 13, 2010 8:00 PM
I hope you will join us to exhibit at StormCon, the world's largest stormwater pollution prevention conference, August 21-25, 2011, at the Anaheim Marriott - Anaheim, California!
All of the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs, research, technology, services, and equipment will be on display. Whether yours is a new company seeking exposure to a global audience or an established organization with a strong record in the field of stormwater pollution prevention, StormCon provides More...
Sunday, August 08, 2010 8:00 PM
StormCon would like to thank all those who participated at StormCon 2010 which took place between 1-5 August at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX.
We would also like to thank our presenters and our sponsors. Without the foresight and support of these groups we could not make StormCon continue to grow and improve each year.
This year's StormCon was a huge success with over 1100 participants attending the event. These attendees in addition to the 185 More...
Sunday, July 18, 2010 8:00 PM
I have already explained why you should attend StormCon...
So I thought you'd rather hear what our past attendees have to say!
Based on Survey Results from StormCon 2009, over 95% of the attendees:
* Felt StormCon courses met or exceeded their expectations and could help improve their career
* Agreed that courses were excellent More...
Sunday, July 11, 2010 8:00 PM
The early bird registration deadline for StormCon 2010 is Friday, July 16. Click here to register now to take advantage of deep discounts and save money.
We invite you to the following session topics:
* BMP Case Studies
* The Construction Site and Stormwater: Compliance
* The Construction Site and Stormwater: BMPs
* Low-Impact Development< More...
Monday, July 05, 2010 8:00 PM
StormCon is pleased to announce our pre-conference workshops, being held at StormCon 2010 still have room. Be sure to reserve your space today.
Pre-conference workshops are a great way to kick-start your StormCon experience. Our in-depth workshops are just what you need when you want to immerse yourself in a topic and get up-to-speed quickly. Our instructors are not only highly regarded experts in their field, but proven educators.
Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:00 PM
StormCon has negotiated special hotel rates for overnight participants in San Antonio. These rates are subject to availability. StormCon is filling up fast, so please do not delay. I will not be able to extend the room block. To book a hotel room, follow the instructions below.
StormCon has negotiated this very attractive rate for all attending the conference while eliminating the additional customary resort fee. You must call th More...
Monday, June 21, 2010 8:00 PM
Register for the one-day and half-day Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) training modules on Sunday, August 1, and Monday, August 2, and apply through CISEC Inc. (at www.cisecinc.org) to determine whether you are eligible to take the examination on Monday, August 2. You may register to attend the training modules only without having to take the examination. Also, there is no requirement to take the training modules before sitting for the certifying examination
Monday, June 14, 2010 8:00 PM
Time is quickly running out on the Early Bird Pricing for StormCon 2010. Make sure to act now before the deadline of Thursday, July 15th.
You might be thinking, "Why should I attend?" Here are three good reasons:
First, we’ve got some of the top stormwater professionals in the country delivering presentations at this event; people like Michael Bloom, Andy Reese, Glen Rink and many others. These folks will be sharing their insights and experiences on a wide range of stormwater in More...
Monday, June 07, 2010 8:00 PM
StormCon Nationwide Certification Courses
CPSWQ, CPESC, CESSWI, CISEC, AND THE APWA CSM EXAM -
Exam Application Deadlines Approaching for Certifications at StormCon 2010
Become a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC), or Certified Stormwater Manager through the Am More...
Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:00 PM
SWPPP - Do you have the appropriate qualifications and experience? Do you have the appropriate earth science qualifications and site/construction experience to provide your clients with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and to identify a projects stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), including the Best Management Practices (BMPs)? If you are thinking about expanding your horizons and bettering your career, then get yourself up to speed on the regulations and the t... More...
Sunday, May 09, 2010 8:00 PM
Gulf Oil Spill Resources
The Deepwater Horizon Spill
Since the April 20th explosion on Deepwater Horizon off-shore exploration well, about 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of crude oil have been leaking from the seafloor each day. This leak will continue at the present rate for at least a week. A combination of floating barriers, chemical dispersants and controlled burns are being used to mitigate and control the spill. The spill continues to threaten Gulf of Mexico wildlife and fisheries More...
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 8:00 PM
We are only three months away from StormCon 2010. Please join us for the 9th Annual StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition.
StormCon August 1-5, 2010 San Antonio, TX USA
StormCon offers expertise from the nation’s leading engineering consultants and the unparalleled opportunity to learn from case studies presented by municipal professionals, engineering consultants, contractors, resea More...
Sunday, April 25, 2010 8:00 PM
Friday, April 30 is National Arbor Day. Trees add beauty to our landscape, but they also provide many environmental benefits:
* Just one acre of forest puts out about four tons of oxygen – enough for four people for an entire year.
* Adding trees around your home can increase its value by up to 15 percent.
* One young, healthy tree has the same cooling effect as ten room-sized air conditioners runni More...
Monday, April 05, 2010 8:00 PM
STORMCON 2010 STORMWATER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Please take advantage of deep discounts on early bird and other types of registration. New pricing, registration information, and the 2010 full conference program is now available for you to review. http://www.stormcon.com/downloads/conference/stormcon10_confprogram.pdf I encourage you to visit us online for additional information, to register for these events, and to share that knowledge with those who you think will benefit from these ... More...
Sunday, March 28, 2010 8:00 PM
Become Certified in One of Five Areas of Expertise at StormCon 2010.
Become a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC), or Certified Stormwater Manager through the American Public Works Association.
Click on the certification names below for more details.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:00 PM
Earth Hour is Saturday, March 27, turn off your lights for one hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. (local time).
Earth Hour began in 2006 in Sydney, Australia, as a way to get an entire city to help do something about climate change. It went global the very next year.
The past three years, WWF has taken the event worldwide, and this year, the international environmental organization is framing the event as a vote. You flick off the More...
Sunday, December 20, 2009 7:00 PM
We are extremely excited to present plans for a special learning opportunity being arranged for StormCon 2010.
Texas A&M University – Kingsville, the Lower Rio Grande Valley TPDES Stormwater Task Force, the South Texas Environmental Institute and Forester Media Inc., are making preparations and seeking papers for a special presentation track at StormCon 2010, which will take place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX, Au More...
Monday, December 14, 2009 7:00 PM
In the mailbag this week came an important notice for an additional brief opportunity for final input on the Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan.
In July 2009, EPA and the other members of the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force (IATF) shared an outline for a Great Lakes Multi-Year Restoration Action Plan for the purpose of public consultation. In July and August, a series of consultation meetings were held across the Great Lakes basin to get input on the outline from States, Tribes, local gover More...
Monday, November 23, 2009 7:00 PM
This event has been postponed please contact email@example.com for more information. More...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:00 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a survey to help strengthen stormwater regulations and reduce stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites. Stormwater discharges can harm water quality through increases in stormwater volume and pollutant loadings into nearby waterways.
Generally, as sites are developed, less ground area is available for rain to soak into, which increases stormwater volume. This stormwater flows across roads, rooftops and other surfaces, More...
Monday, October 26, 2009 8:00 PM
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about an upcoming Overcoming Technical and Policy Challenges of LID Symposium and Exposition, an important event for local, state, and federal government administrators and regulators, developers, builders, contractors land use/development planners, civil/environmental engineers, landscape architects, environmental professionals/consultants, environmentalists and interested citizens.
This LID conference and exposition is packed full of information t More...
Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:00 PM
From StormCon's mailbag. Here is a recent post that I hope you will consider lending some of your energy to this week.
Sign up for this year's International Coastal Cleanup in September at a waterway near you — and then ask your friends to join you! Last year, nearly 400,000 volunteers collected more than 6.8 million pounds of trash in 100 countries and 42 US states during the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup — the world's largest volunteer effort of its kind.
Marine deb More...
Monday, August 24, 2009 8:00 PM
Nearly 1,300 participants from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 11 foreign nations attended the eighth annual StormCon Conference and Exposition, August 16-20 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA
StormCon offered over 100 professional sessions in a variety of tracks as well as an expo hall featuring nearly 160 exhibitors. To help navigate the conference a big thank you goes to AECOM, a new sponsor, that hosted six large LCD screens which helped attendees find there way each day of t More...
Monday, August 10, 2009 8:00 PM
Welcome to our eighth annual StormCon conference and exposition. In less than a
week you will be joined by a community of colleagues who are passionate about
water quality issues and will attend StormCon for the educational experience, to
network, and to be a part of the national stormwater conversation. Here are some
important reminders and key events to take note of.
The StormCon registration desk is located on the convention
level next to the exhibit halls and will be ope More...
Monday, August 03, 2009 8:00 PM
StormCon is respected for being the nation’s largest conference and
exhibition of stormwater-related products, services, and technologies. Anyone
who has ever been to StormCon also knows there is much more: the sumptuous
banquets are unlike any other, and, combined with multiple networking
opportunities, make the entire event a joyful experience.
The event kicks off with keynote speaker Gloria Reuben and the opening
general session. Join us Tuesday, August 18, at 8:00 a.m. in the More...
Monday, July 27, 2009 8:00 PM
Expand your knowledge on a number of issues through the in-depth exploration of
unique situations or subjects at this year's StormCon.
Source Control as the Compliance End Game
In California and nationally, NPDES permits are
experimenting with numeric action levels and numeric effluent limits measured at
end of pipes as the next level of progressive regulation. The EPA has recently
released draft guidance More...
Monday, July 20, 2009 8:00 PM
The National Research Council Water Sciences and Technology Board has
released the report “Urban Stormwater Management in the United States.”
report is the product of a two-year study by national experts,
the EPA in 2006 to evaluate the NPDES stormwater
program and make
recommendations for improvement. The report describes
the history of stormwater
management in the US, gives an overview of
federal stormwater regulations, and
provides information on rele More...
Monday, July 13, 2009 8:00 PM
StormCon's educational opportunities await attendees even before the Tuesday morning kick-off.
Storm water professionals can take advantage of a variety of
workshops on Sunday and Monday. New workshops
on integrating storm
water programs with total
maximum daily loads and
watershed management plans;
best management practice (BMP)
design; and advanced post-construction
storm water inspection,
Monday, July 06, 2009 8:00 PM
Design Considerations for Retrofitting LID and Green Infrastructure Into
Existing Streets and Neighborhoods
9:30 A.M. – 10:00
Presenters: Jennifer Belknap Williamson, Brown and Caldwell,
Description: Two case studies highlight lessons learned during
LID retrofit feasibility studies and design projects. A retrofit project in
Portland, OR, involved 15 LID vegetated stormwater facilities to collect
stormwater from existing streets in a 100-yea More...
Sunday, June 28, 2009 8:00 PM
Here is a great opportunity to strengthen your skills and knowledge in an
intensive workshop setting with other inquisitive colleagues. The LID
class is highly interactive, and the sessions and
are packed with practical information. This
popular, fully accredited workshop
is filling up early; so don’t
miss this opportunity to get the most out of
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:00 PM
This is a beginning to intermediate course for those who
want to gain information on how to put together a Stormwater Pollution
Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that would be in compliance with the Construction
General Permit and would be a workable plan for the general contractor. It not
only provides a step by step approach to the SWPPP contents but also discusses
design do’s and don’ts and proper placement of best management practices. You
will learn the life cycle of the SWPPP and how the More...
Monday, June 15, 2009 8:00 PM
This workshop will present a variety of resources for restoring urban and
suburban watersheds. In particular, the Center for Watershed Protection’s Urban
Stormwater Retrofit Practices manual will be highlighted. The manual outlines a
method for seeking the most effective stormwater retrofit practices within a
watershed, provides guidance on designing and installing a wide variety of
practices, and provides valuable information on costs and pollutant removal
The wor More...
Monday, June 08, 2009 8:00 PM
The review committee needs up to 45 days to evaluate your information and
confirm your eligibility to sit for the exams. Your materials must be received
by CPESC, Inc. or CPSWQ, Inc. no later than June 15, 2009, to allow enough time.
The CISEC review committee needs 30 days to complete the evaluation.
For detailed information on how to register for all Exam Review Sessions and
to become a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), a Certified
Professional in Erosion and Sedi More...
Monday, May 25, 2009 8:00 PM
NOTE: EPA Workshop on Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure has been
canceled as of June 16, 2009, due to circumstances beyond our control.
The complete StormCon ’09 Conference Program provides detailed information on our course curriculum, speakers, agenda, special events, and more. You can download a copy here and visit us online at www.StormCon.com to sign More...
Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:00 PM
Pre-conference workshops are a great way to kick-start your StormCon
experience. Our in-depth workshops are just what you need when you want to
immerse yourself in a topic and get up-to-speed quickly. Our instructors are not
only highly regarded experts in their field, but proven educators. One and two
day training curses are the perfect way to improve you skills in a specific area
and receive the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) you need to earn or main More...
Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:00 PM
Become a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), a Certified
Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), or a Certified Inspector
of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). Click on the certification names below
for more details.
Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
Certified Profess More...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:00 PM
The airlines are desperate
for travelers, and StormCon attendees are benefitting. Ticket prices on the
whole are down 30–40%, according to FareCompare.com. When I compare my own
travel with last year, I have discovered even deeper savings.
Lots and lots of bargains!
Here are some of the current offerings. These prices are for upcoming travel on
various airlines. You should make your travel arrangements now to take advantage
of these savings.
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Monday, March 23, 2009 8:00 PM
Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 (H.R.
1262), approved March 20, 2009, renews the federal government’s commitment
to clean water by authorizing $13.8 billion over the next five years for the
Clean Water State Revolving Fund and $2.5 billion for EPA grants to address
combined sewage overflows and storm sewer overflows.
This action provides financial
resources for the Combined Sewer Overfl More...
Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:00 PM
Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1262),
approved March 20, 2009, renews the federal government’s commitment to clean
water by authorizing $13.8 billion over the next five years for the Clean Water
State Revolving Fund and $2.5 billion for EPA grants to address combined sewage
overflows and storm sewer overflows.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 8:00 PM
miss the opening General Session featuring the keynote presentation by
environmentalist, Cullman Senior Fellow, director of the Climate Policy Program
of The New America Foundation, and distinguished governmental advisor on energy
and environmental policy, Terry Tamminen.
youth in Australia to career experiences in Europe, Africa, and all parts of the
Monday, March 09, 2009 8:00 PM
pleased to announce the launch of our new site, which we created to keep you
better connected with all that’s happening at StormCon. Our brand new Web site
is located at www.StormCon.com.
us for news and information about the event, and subscribe to be the first to
know of new content via our e-newsletter.
our eighth year of StormCon, we continue to be inspired by the passion and
Sunday, March 01, 2009 7:00 PM
In the spending plan announced by the White House last week, President
Barack Obama proposed $475 million to begin a Great Lakes Restoration
Initiative. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by the Environmental
Protection Agency, would spend the money on a wide range of issues, including
invasive species, industrial and agricultural runoff, and contaminated sediments
in rivers and lakes.
During the campaign, Obama pledged $5 billion for the project. The $475
million is see More...
Monday, February 23, 2009 7:00 PM
and environmentalists want an oil fee to pay for stormwater pollution in
new bill would levy a pollution fee of $1.50 per barrel on petroleum products,
including gasoline, diesel, asphalt, road oil, and lubricants to pay for
projects that help curb the flow of pollutants into Puget Sound and other
waters. Local governme More...
Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:00 PM
Dozens of cities surrounding Puget Sound should encourage
more eco-friendly development that better controls toxic stormwater, but they
don’t need rules as stringent as big cities’, such as Seattle and Tacoma’s,
according to a new state ruling.
The Seattle Times reports that a new state ruling for
cities surrounding Puget Sound encourages eco-friendly development that better
controls toxic stormwater, but they don’t need to meet the same standard as
Sunday, February 08, 2009 7:00 PM
StormCon is respected for being the nation’s largest
conference and exhibition of stormwater-related products, services, and
technologies. Anyone who has ever been to StormCon also knows a little secret:
the sumptuous banquets are unlike any other, and, combined with multiple
networking opportunities, make the entire event a joyful experience.
Thanks to StormCon’s complementary luncheons and
refreshment breaks on Tuesday and Wednes More...
Sunday, February 01, 2009 7:00 PM
pleased to announce our pre-conference workshops,
being held at
Pre-conference workshops are a great way to kick-start your
StormCon experience. Our in-depth
workshops are just what you need when you want to immerse
yourself in a
and get up-to-speed quickly. Our
instructors are not only highly
experts in their
field, but proven educators.
StormCon is a great opportunity to More...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:00 PM
StormCon participants will find an array of training, learning, and networking opportunities in all stormwater areas. Designed with engineers, consultants, regulatory personnel, municipal employees, watershed/stormwater program managers, and contractors in mind, StormCon features a full conference program. The event’s agenda includes 120 technical sessions covering topics such as BMPs, water-harvesting techniques, stormwater treatment and management, low-impact development, watershed management, and w More...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:00 PM
Twenty-First Century Water Commission
This bill is to establish the Twenty-First Century Water Commission to study and develop recommendations for a comprehensive water strategy to address future water needs. It identifies the need to understand the multitude of water policies in effect in the US with the purpose of making comprehensive management recommendations to recognize water (even floodwater!) as a precious substance. It discusses methods to optimize water supply reliability, a More...
Monday, January 12, 2009 7:00 PM
The EPA, along with some northeastern states and municipalities, are enacting new, tougher rules to reduce stormwater runoff. The EPA’s stricter standards for buildings near impaired bodies of water are to be more extensive especially when restoring an existing site. Northeast states and municipalities are enacting tougher rules for stormwater management. New York and New Hampshire are in the process of rewriting their rules. In Massachusetts any building with more than five acres of hard surface wi More...
Sunday, December 28, 2008 7:00 PM
In 2008, the
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed three far-reaching ordinances:
Low-Impact Development (LID), Green Building, and Drought-Tolerant Landscaping.
These ordinances, which take a major step toward protecting water quality and
the green builiding initiative, go into effect January 1, 2009. L.A.’s new green
development ordinances should lead to increased environmental sustainability and
a significant reduction of energy, cleaning our water supply and increasing
Sunday, December 21, 2008 7:00 PM
1944, is a unique non-profit organization founded on the
it should help the hungry by donating sources of food, rather
the food alone. Heifer’s mission includes gifts of livestock and
plants, as well as education in sustainable agriculture, to financially
disadvantaged families around the world. Heifer begins its interaction
communities by delivering one animal to one family More...
Sunday, December 14, 2008 7:00 PM
patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban
stormwater management solutions. A group of researchers from Virginia Tech,
Cornell, and the University of California at Davis have been investigating
innovative ways to maximize the potential of trees to address stormwater in a
series of studies. The goal is to deve More...
Sunday, December 07, 2008 7:00 PM
Sustainability isn't just a buzzword in city departments. StormCon is unique from other conferences
in that we look carefully at a variety of stormwater issues facing our cities.
Each year, we measure the effectiveness of our conference tracts with the
current demands facing municipal stormwater and public works managers,
engineering consultants, regulatory personnel, watershed management
professionals, and others More...
Sunday, November 30, 2008 7:00 PM
The eighth annual StormCon
will be held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim,
CA, August 16–20, 2009. StormCon is where you will find the latest
stormwater program management and BMPs performance case studies, research,
technology, and services in an unparalleled education and training setting for
Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:00 PM
We wish you and your families all the best
during this season.
Thank you for being a part of the StormCon Family!
season, we wanted to take the time
to send a message and thank you for being a great supporter. Without support
from people like you, we would not be here. We are grateful and thankful t More...
Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:00 PM
Many of you may not be aware that the StormCon and Stormwater offices are located in Santa
Barbara, California. In Santa Barbara County, the Tea Fire in Montecito (which is
currently 75% contained) has burned 1,940 acres and destroyed 210 residences and
damaged nine others. There were 22 injuries from smoke inhalation and three burn
injuries. I am glad to say we are fine and very grateful to all involved in
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:00 PM
Don't overlook opportunities to be a StormCon sponsor. You
will add significant value to your trade show experience by enhancing your
presence as a sponsor.
As a leader in this
industry, I have developed a range of opportunities for organizations that
provide products and services to showcase their solutions. You have a unique
opportunity to reach a very targeted audience and I have various
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:00 PM
Forester Media Inc., publisher of Stormwater magazine, is seeking papers for presentation at StormCon ’09.
August 16 – 20, 2009
Who Should Submit an Abstract?
Municipal stormwater managers - Describe your program.
Engineering consultants and design professionals - Share new approaches.
Researchers - Present performance data.
Regulatory personnel - Discuss new d More...