Managing Stormwater in Washington presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council


Managing Stormwater
in Washington

The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Stormwater Conference!

September 10, 2020

An NEBC Virtual Conference

This focused one-day conference is Washington’s leading stormwater event, convening regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators for learning, networking, and business development. In addition, Managing Stormwater in Washington features the region’s largest stormwater trade show with over 40 service and technology solution providers. 

Keynote Speakers

Dow Constantine

King County Executive

Serving his third-term as King County Executive, Dow Constantine leads one of the largest regional governments in the United States. His priority is that every person be able to thrive, be economically secure, and contribute to the life of our community. He is focused on meeting two of the greatest generational challenges of our time: building equity and opportunity, and confronting climate change. Guiding every initiative is the goal of becoming the most forward looking, best run government in the nation.

Chris Rilling

Executive Director, Puget Soundkeeper

With over 30 years of experience in marine ecosystems management, Chris has devoted his career to preserving our nation’s natural resources on land and at sea. Chris’ passion for clean water issues began early in his career as both a captain and crew member on commercial fishing vessels in Alaska.  His sailboat, Tokitae II, is named after the orca calf who was taken from Puget Sound in 1970 and currently lives in the Miami Seaquarium.

Conference Agenda

The educational sessions cover basic and advanced topics in the areas of:

  • Fundamental Stormwater Management
  • Industrial Stormwater Management
  • Municipal Stormwater Management
  • Science & Research
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Featured Plenary Session

The Impact of Third-Party Lawsuits

Clean Water Act lawsuits brought by public interest groups have become an effective enforcement tool for stormwater permit compliance. Functioning as a supplement to agency enforcement efforts and feared by regulated industry, these citizen suits can lead to unwanted scrutiny and often carry stiffer penalties than an agency enforcement action.

What triggers a third-party lawsuit? How does it begin and what’s its life cycle once it’s in motion?

Join our panel of experts as they shed light on the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act; causes and timing; and what you can expect if you find yourself in trouble.

Veronica Keithley
Stoel Rives LLP

Richard Smith
Smith & Lowney PLLC

Owen Reese
Sr. Associate Water Resources Engineer
Aspect Consulting, LLC

Erika Spanton
Beveridge & Diamond PC