Managing Stormwater in Washington presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council


Managing Stormwater
in Washington

The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Stormwater Conference!

May 5, 2021

An NEBC Virtual Conference

This focused, one-day conference, hosted on an engaging virtual platform this year, 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. 

Attendees can watch all sessions presented, earn CEUs, and network with stakeholders working in the stormwater sector. Also featuring a digital trade show where the region’s top service and technical stormwater solution providers will be available with informative presentations and information about their products and services.

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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2021 Keynote Speakers

Vincent McGowan, P.E.  

Water Quality Program Manager at Washington State Department of Ecology

Vincent McGowan is a professional engineer with over twenty years of experience working in environmental regulation. He began his career as a consultant at a civil engineering firm then moved to Washington and started working in local government focused on stormwater management.  He has spent the last ten years supporting water quality protection at Ecology. He took on the Water Quality Program Manager role in 2020, after previously managing the permitting section within the program.

Guillaume Mauger, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington 

Guillaume Mauger is a research scientist at the UW Climate Impacts Group. Specializing in Climate Science, his work focuses on understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change on flooding and stormwater in the Pacific Northwest. Guillaume has worked on projects that assess hydrologic changes across a variety of Northwest watersheds, worked to apply climate information in habitat connectivity planning, and collaborated with floodplain managers to integrate climate change into their work. In addition to his research, Guillaume serves as a resource to stakeholders that are interested in obtaining and understanding the numerous climate and hydrologic projections that are now available.

Guillaume’s professional mission is to support climate-resilient floodplain management by working with managers, decision-makers, and others to increase the region’s capacity for using climate change science, identify obstacles to adapting to climate change and conduct new research that addresses the needs of managers.

2021 Featured Plenary Session

The 6PPD Breakthrough: Findings and the Road Ahead 

Pacific Northwest Coho Salmon acute mortality has been observed in urban streams and linked to stormwater runoff for many years. The links between sources and mortality had not been identified until now. In a recent Science article, researchers have identified 6PPD-quinone, an oxidation additive used in tire manufacturing, as a toxicant capable of inducing acute effects. In this plenary session, we will be diving into these recent scientific revelations written by local research institutions, the context relative to local salmon populations, and prospective regulatory and implementation approaches to solving this complex problem. 

Nathan Soccorsy
Senior Managing Scientist

Edward P Kolodziej
Associate Professor
University of Washington


Jenifer McIntyre Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of the Environment, WSU

Deanna Seaman
Senior Manager, Water Quality

Emma Trewhitt
Municipal Stormwater Planner
Water Quality Program,

Zhenyu Tian, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Center for Urban Waters, University of WA, Tacoma