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 15, 2023

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

2023 Keynote Speakers 

Washington State Department of Ecology Water Quality Program Update

This year’s morning keynote will feature an engaging and informative conversation with Jeff Killelea, Program Development Services Section Manager, Water Quality Program, Washington State Department of Ecology. Jeff will discuss the range of stormwater topics being addressed by the Water Quality Program and priorities going forward. Topics will include stormwater permit and guidance updates, responding to new science, collaboration with stakeholders, and the latest legislative and policy developments.

Jeff Killelea, Program Development Services Section Manager, Water Quality Program, Washington State Department of Ecology

Tire Chemicals in Washington State: Recent Research on Chemistry and Toxicology

When it rains, stormwater runoff flushes chemicals and particles worn from tires from roadways into nearby streams. Tires contain a preservative that keeps them from breaking down too quickly from exposure to ozone. Researchers have identified 6PPD-quinone, an oxidation product of the tire preservative 6PPD used in tire manufacturing, as a toxicant capable of inducing acute effects in aquatic organisms. Panelists will present the most recent findings on the chemistry and toxicology of 6PPD-quinone from local research institutions in the context of local salmon populations and discuss approaches to solving this complex problem.

Dr. Jenifer McIntyre, Assistant Professor, Washington State University

Ximin Hu, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington

PFAS Regulation, Management, and Treatment

PFAS continues to attract regulatory attention and is the focus of an increasing number of site investigations, developments in remedial technology, and litigations. Moreover, regulated facilities are facing concerns such as shifting regulations, uncertainty around the effectiveness of treatment options, and the legal consequences of non-compliance. Our panel of expert practitioners will share their insights on how to meet these challenges from various perspectives including regulatory, legal, and the latest technologies and techniques for management and cleanup.

Denis Conley (Moderator)
Senior Associate, Technical Expert
Haley & Aldrich

Nicole Bolea
Business Development Manager

Sara Cloon
Perkins Coie LLP

Amanda Gillen
CEC Coordinator, Water Quality
Washington State Department of Ecology

Sarah Mass
Environmental Engineer
Haley & Aldrich