Managing Stormwater in Washington presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council

Managing Stormwater
in Washington

The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Stormwater Conference!

March 12, 2024

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

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. 

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

The Health of Puget Sound and Progress Towards its Recovery

This year’s morning keynote will feature an engaging and informative conversation with Laura Bradstreet, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership. Laura will discuss the range of issues being addressed by the agency to protect and restore Puget Sound. Topics will include the health of Puget Sound, the state of the Puget Sound recovery, the status of vital sign ecosystem indicators, the critical importance of stormwater management, recent policy and funding developments, and other key details related to recovery. Laura will be joined by Dennis McLerran, the governor-appointed Chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council, attorney at Cascadia Law Group, and former EPA Region 10 Administrator.

Laura Bradstreet

Executive Director

Puget Sound Partnership

Dennis McLerran


Cascadia Law Group

Plenary Panel

Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Regulation

Are science and technology outpacing the regulatory framework?

Join us as we delve into the groundbreaking intersection of Artificial Intelligence and environmental regulation. We’ll explore how AI is transforming the environmental sector, the complex challenges it poses, the breadth of opportunities it presents, and what lies ahead in a thought-provoking panel discussion.

We’ll also examine the myriad applications of machine-learning powered tools and how machine learning is redefining disciplines such as stormwater modeling to help communities achieve greater water quality, resiliency, and adapt to climate change.

Speakers: Christian Nilsen, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.; Scott West, Chief Information Officer, Washington State Department of Ecology;  Moderator: Natalie Reid, Associate, K&L Gates

Christian Nilsen
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Scott West
Chief Information Officer
Washington State Department of Ecology

Natalie Reid (Moderator)
K & L Gates

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