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Managing Stormwater
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The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Stormwater Conference!

March 16, 2022

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. 

Attendees can earn CEUs and network with stakeholders working in the stormwater sector. Also featuring a 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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2022 Keynote Speakers

Washington State Department of Ecology Water Quality Program Update

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

Jeff Killelea earned a BS and MS in Forestry from Southern Illinois University. He’s worked in the water quality field since 1996, as a mine reclamation specialist, stormwater permit writer, utility planner, and is currently managing the Program Development Section in Ecology’s Water Quality Program.

Stormwater Leadership: An Update from the Washington Stormwater Center

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The WSC has been as busy as ever despite the pandemic.  Lisa and Jen will provide an update on research, Puget Sound recovery work, permit assistance and state and federal legislation they are involved in.  Photos of dead fish during lunch will be kept to a minimum!

Dr. Jenifer McIntyre, Assistant Professor, Washinton Stormwater Center

Jenifer McIntyre, Ph.D. Aquatic Ecotoxicologist, Ecotoxicology Dr. McIntyre is an Assistant Professor for the School of the Environment at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. She is passionate about science that brings about change. In 1997, her BS in Environmental Biology at Queen’s University led to the ban of a pulp mill effluent used as a road dust suppressant. She continued her education and in 2004, received a Master’s degree from the University of Washington on contaminant bioaccumulation that led the Washington State Department of Health to issue a fish consumption advisory for several fishes in Lake Washington. Her Ph.D. research in 2010 at UW on olfactory neurotoxicity of copper in coho salmon helped pass legislation in Washington and California that phases out copper and other metals in brake pads. Jen’s current work focuses on the ecotoxicology of stormwater runoff and the biological effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure. Dr. McIntyre is one of the lead scientists on the 6 ppd quinone-Coho salmon project.

Lisa Rozmyn, Assistant Director, Washington Stormwater Center

Lisa Rozmyn is the Assistant Director of the Washington Stormwater Center.  Lisa has spent more than 30 years working in the environmental field including hazardous waste compliance and enforcement, writing Clean Water Act permits for transportation projects, non-point source pollution control and in managing industrial and municipal stormwater permits.  Her environmental career began during her last year at the Evergreen State College in 1989 when she worked at a bird rehab center in Seward Alaska after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Her passion for environmental protection continues in her current position and in volunteer work.

2022 Featured Plenary Session

Emerging Contaminants in Stormwater: Challenges and Perspectives

Emerging contaminants including 6PPD-quinone, microplastics, and PFAS pose new challenges to protecting the environment from stormwater pollution.  Regulated entities are faced with issues such as evolving regulations, uncertainty in the effectiveness of conventional treatment methods/BMP's, and legal ramifications of non-compliance.  Panelists will share their insights on these challenges from various perspectives including regulatory, legal, and technical solutions.  

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Karen Dinicola
Senior Policy Lead
WA State Department of Ecology

Mike Ehlebracht, LHG
Principal Geochemist
Hart Crowser, A Division of Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Jeff Kray
Partner
Marten Law LLP

TJ Mothersbaugh
Business Development Manager
WaterTectonics, Inc.

Eli Mackiewicz
Natural Resources Program Technician III
City of Bellingham

Miao Zhang
Associate Engineer
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

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