The Tennessee Stormwater Association’s annual conference will explore challenges and solutions to the state’s ever-changing world of stormwater management. The 2014 theme is “Rockin’ the Regs.” Presentations will focus on implementation of the state’s MS4 Permit, MS4 case studies and success stories, and environmental law and policy. Early registration for the association’s second annual conference is now open, and an agenda will be posted later this summer.
Municipal Storm Water: Illicit Discharge Programs, Storm Water System Maintenance and Management, and Recent Regulatory Developments
Participants will earn One Professional Development Hour (PDH).
This webinar will focus on municipal stormwater, from program management to permit compliance. Technical considerations will be discussed, including identifying, reducing and eliminating illicit discharges, and developing and conducting effective maintenance programs. In addition, recent regulatory developments involving municipal storm water programs will be covered. Read more.
*The Best Rate deadline is July 15. Click here to access the Stormwater Congress registration form if you wish to register by mail or fax.
WEFTEC Workshop List (PDF)
Experience the best of both worlds at the Stormwater Congress, a spotlight event held in conjunction with WEFTEC 2014, the world’s largest annual water quality conference. Join WEF at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center September 27 through October 1.
- High-quality, innovative stormwater programming on:
- Regulations and policies
- Flood impacts and mitigation
- Green infrastructure benefits
- Stormwater and transportation systems
- Operations and maintenance
- Stormwater research
- Stormwater financing and funding strategies
- And much more!
- Opportunity to attend additional WEFTEC programming covering the entire water sector
- The Stormwater Pavilion, located on the WEFTEC exhibition floor, includes a theater featuring numerous presentations, discussions and networking opportunities
- Access to the WEFTEC 2014 Exhibition, featuring nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies
WEF has a new opportunity to save you money on your WEFTEC/Stormwater Congress registration. Receive a $200 discount on your Full Conference Registration when you invite two or more colleges who register to attend. Your colleagues must be first-time attendees and must register for the Full Conference and Exhibition.
- Invited colleagues must be first-time attendees or not have attended a WEFTEC/Stormwater Congress conference in the last three (3) years.
- Invited colleagues must not already be registered. Retroactive referrals are not accepted.
- Invited colleagues must mention you as a referrer when registering for WEFTEC/Stormwater Congress.
- Invited colleague’s attendance must be verified with full payment.
- All registrations must be submitted to WEF, at the same time, by fax, email,
- or mail.
- You will receive a $200 refund after the close of WEFTEC/Stormwater Congress and once we determine all program criteria have been satisfied.
- Refunds will be made via the original form of payment.
- The discount can be redeemed by the referring registrant only.
- You and invited colleague cannot refer each other.
Registrations for you and your referred colleagues must be received by August 29, 2014!
NOTE this important requirement: All registrations must be submitted to WEF, at the same time, by fax, email, or mail.
Across the United States, rivers and stormwater systems are being affected by a variety of natural (environmental) and man-made issues that federal, state, and local governments are trying to manage, despite declining public revenues and resources. The restoration of natural and man-made water systems and greenways is an imperative in which governmental ofﬁcials of all levels, property owners, agribusinesses, and others have a practical and ﬁnancial interest.
The Restoration of Our Rivers Conference will provide a national perspective on land conservation and best management practices that protect and improve water quality in urban and rural settings. On a regional scale, the conference will address conservation, water quality and watershed management issues that are specific to northwest Arkansas.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Audience: This event will target developers, home-builders, engineers, contractors, consultants and local government officials whose interest or job responsibilities involve sediment/erosion control and stormwater issues.
Did I Hear That Right? Successful Communication Strategies to Gain Support and Modify Behavior
Chesapeake Water Environment Association’s Collection Systems Committee and Stormwater Committee present a joint seminar on effective communication
Educating and involving stakeholders is not only a requirement of NPDES permits; it just makes sense! In order to successfully design and implement sustainable water, wastewater and stormwater projects, implementing agencies need support from internal and external stakeholders including: staff, other agencies, elected officials, civil society, NGOs, and the public at large. However, knowing how to effectively reach these groups, gain their support, and encourage changes in behavior requires specialized knowledge and tools to meet goals. This symposium will provide both “how to” basics and tools available to develop effective communication strategies as well as successful case study examples. We will also have a “film festival” of award winning public outreach videos to increase awareness and modify behavior to inspire you.
Confirmed speakers include
- Keynote Address: Christopher Augsberger, Chief, Corporate Communications Office, USACE-Baltimore
- Beth Rudy, Senior Consultant, Insight Management Consulting
- Jessica Nusbaum, Individual Assistance Officer, Maryland Environmental Management Agency
- Katrina Jones, Outreach Coordinator for Harbor Development, Maryland Port Administration
- Donald Dorsey, Montgomery County DEP
- Kacey Wetzel, Sr. Program Manager Chesapeake Bay Trust
- William Elledge, DC Water