Gain a thorough understanding of the basic elements of industrial stormwater management including general permit requirements and enforcement; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) for industrial sites, such as source control and site maintenance.
Amanda Goffard, Clear Water Services
Evan Dobrowski, Washington State Department of Ecology Marcy Hupp, Perkins Coie LLP Joshua Sexton, Anchor QEA, LLC
Gain a thorough understanding of the basic elements of municipal stormwater management including general permit requirements and enforcement; watershed planning; source control; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in municipal settings.
James Packman, Aspect Consulting, LLC
Don McQuilliams, City of Bellevue Erin Nelson, Altaterra Consulting LLC Bob Patterson, Clark County
Gain a thorough understanding of the basic elements of construction stormwater management including general permit requirements and enforcement; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in construction settings.
Christine Nancarrow, Pacific Stormwater
Julia Lerch, Honeywell Frances Love, Pacific Stormwater Devyn Newcombe, Imber Design, LLC
In 2010 the ISGP was revised to include a more definitive process for implementing treatment BMPs at industrial facilities. The update included clearer triggers, submittal requirements, and timelines for the implementation that drove many permitted facilities into Level 3 Corrective Action. This session will explore the regulatory, a treatment vendor, and permitted facility perspective of accomplishments, growing pains, and lessons learned.
Nathan Soccorsy, Anchor QEA, LLC
Nathan Holloway, Clear Water Services Travis Porter, Washington State Department of Ecology
As more facilities are being required to install treatment systems, they are finding that the initial installation is not the end of the task. Maintenance, modifications, and adaptive management are typically required to optimize the performance of these systems. Panelists will present a general overview of industrial stormwater treatment, provide case studies and theoretical backgrounds, and lessons learned from existing industrial stormwater treatment systems.
Derek Heitz, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.
Daniel Lipinski, Clear Water Services Katie Saltanovitz, Landau Associates, Inc. Jason Ziemer, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.
Growing evidence suggests that persistent organic pollutants, like PCBs and PAHs, can be found in stormwater runoff from all types of land uses across Washington. Because these pollutants persist in rivers, lakes, and marine waterbodies, they can create long-term impacts, affecting human health and aquatic species. These types of pollutants can persist up the food chain, leading to high levels in top predators such as the Southern Resident Killer Whale population. This session will highlight three recent studies that have investigated the effectiveness of bioretention Best Management Practices to remove persistent organic pollutants from stormwater runoff. Results form these studies suggest that bioretention BMPs can effectively remove persistent organic pollutants from stormwater runoff. Presentations will highlight bioretention design parameters that can improve removal of persistent organic pollutants from runoff, including bioretention soil media selection and design treatment flow rates.
Rich Wildman, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Myles Gray, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. Richard Jack, King County Chelsea Mitchell, Washington State University
How will climate change impact the Pacific Northwest? For stormwater impacts, heavy rainfall events are projected to become more intense over time. With help from the UW Climate Impacts Group, local jurisdictions and stormwater professionals are assessing the impact of urban and rural runoff, stream response and BMP performance under different climate scenarios and the projected increase in heavy precipitation.
John Phillips, Parametrix
Guillaume Mauger, University of Washington Christian Nilsen, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. James Robertson, The Nature Conservancy
Infiltration is a great way to manage stormwater, but it doesn’t work everywhere and poor planning, testing, analysis, and design can lead to failed infiltration systems. Speakers will present a holistic process for planning infiltration systems, then dive into the details on field testing and using test information to support design.
Craig Heimbucher, Terraphase Engineering Inc.
Sarah Cox, Port of Seattle Scott Kindred, Kindred Hydro, Inc Jon Knutson, Aspect Consulting, LLC Erik Pruneda, Aspect Consulting, LLC
Our panel of experts will present recent case studies and monitoring data regarding the performance of permeable pavement and new bioretention media mixes. A case study from Gresham, OR will be presented along with the latest Ecology-funded research regarding the treatment capacity of permeable pavement and high performance bioretention media mixes.
Scott Kindred, Kindred Hydro, Inc
Curtis Hinman, Herrera Environmental Consultants Inc. Katie Holzer, City of Gresham Mark Palmer, Sound Transit
Join us in exploring ‘low tech’ stormwater solutions at both industrial and municipal facilities in the pacific northwest. Low tech solutions include both operational and structural site improvements in addition to gravity based, passive stormwater treatment systems. The speakers will discuss how low tech BMPs were effectively incorporated into their stormwater management programs. Let’s help you get the most water quality bang for your buck! Go ahead, try this at home!
Samantha Karpa, Kennedy Jenks
Peter Evans, StormwateRx, LLC Alan Flemming, Kennedy Jenks Nathan Ward, Kennedy Jenks
Now more than ever before, huge amounts of data, processing power, and technology are available to us to assist in stormwater management tasks – from making field inspections easier to managing the data obesity that can easily overwhelm. But where do you start when people, time, and money may be limited? Hear from a range of organizations who are successfully using the latest high-tech tools to get things done in down-to-earth ways.
Julie Brandt, Parametrix
Joshua Ahmann, Parametrix Chris Apple, Fruitland Mutual Water Company Mike Krueger, City of Bellevue Erin Rothman, StormSensor
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been an emerging contaminant of concern to groundwater and surface water, especially with respect to potential exposure through drinking water. With increasing knowledge of the sources of PFAS and its persistence in the environment, there is expectation that there will be emerging needs to deal with PFAS in stormwater runoff as well. Speakers will discuss PFAS sources, a background on the many different chemical forms of PFAS, its fate and transport in the environment, site case studies, treatment approaches, and Department of Ecology’s evaluation of this issue.
Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
Bob Anderson, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. Frances Bothfeld, Washington State Department of Ecology Jack Spadaro, Wood PLC