Managing Stormwater in Washington

The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Stormwater Conference!

March 6, 2019

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma, WA

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

“Ecology’s Water Quality Program Update”

Heather Bartlett

Water Quality Program Manager
Washington State Dept. of Ecology

Ecology’s water quality program’s goals are to prevent and reduce water pollution; to clean up polluted waters & engage citizens in the work to protect and restore water quality in Washington State.

Heather has over 25 years of natural resource and public health experience and a degree in biology from Washington State University. She has a track record of working through complex and controversial issues. She came to Ecology in March 2014 from the state Department of Health, where she was deputy director of field operations for the state drinking water program.

Most of Heather’s previous public service career was at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, where she started her career as a fish biologist. While there, she managed a large eastern Washington fisheries district, served in several supervisory positions in the fisheries program, and was the division manager for the Washington state hatcheries system when she left Fish and Wildlife to join the team at Health.

“Elwha River’s Story”

Jessica Plumb

Producer / Writer / Director
Plumb Productions

Jessica Plumb is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, known for exploring the relationship between people and place. She is the Producer, Co-Director and writer of Return of the River, a feature documentary about the restoration of the Elwha River, and the largest dam removal in history. Recognized with a dozen festival awards, including “Best Storytelling” by the International Wildlife Film Festival, the film was reviewed as “hell-raising documentary filmmaking at its best”. Her short environmental films and video installations, described as video poetry, have screened in galleries and theaters throughout the United States and internationally. Plumb directs a video production company that creates educational and promotional films for clients. Her freelance writing has been published in the Seattle Times op-ed pages, Mountaineers Magazine, and Boston Sunday Globe among others. Before moving to the Olympic Peninsula, she worked in Boston and Beijing, and served as interim editor of the Yale China Review. Plumb holds a B.A. from Yale University and an interdisciplinary MFA from Goddard College.

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






Conference Venue

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce
Tacoma, WA 98402
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402