September 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online webcast
Water Environment Federation

This webcast will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern


This webcast will provide an overview of the 2013 update to the 1994 Water Environment Federation (WEF) special publication, User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Utilities and will highlight some of the chapters that reflect some of the most significant changes in approach and context during the past 20 years.  The 2013 publication was developed by a multidisciplinary team of practitioners for fellow practitioners, including engineers, planners, economists, and attorneys.  Webcast speakers will summarize current best practices in developing stormwater fee programs, based on advances in technologies such as GIS and billing systems, changing requirements for stormwater programs, and the considerable insight from industry experience during the past 20 years.  The presentations will include a summary of important lessons from 11 case studies included in the publication, including creative approaches for adapting fee structures and credit programs to address local contexts and stakeholder needs.  The lead author for the section on conducting feasibility studies will describe current best practices for determining whether a user fee program is the appropriate method for funding stormwater programs.  The author of the chapter on program evaluation will describe how communities can develop frameworks to evaluate their current fee programs to inform opportunities for enhancements.

This webcast is sponsored by ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Black & Veatch, and CH2M HILL.


Black & Veatch



    • Overview of 2013 User-Fee Funded Stormwater Programs Guidance Document
    • Current Best Practices for Conducting Feasibility Studies
    • Emerging Practice for Stormwater Fee Credit Programs, including Examples from Case Studies in the New Guidance Document
    • Fee Program Evaluation and Enhancement


  • Laurens van der Tak, Global Service Lead for Water Resources, CH2M HILL
  • Mike Matichich, Global Service Lead for Financial Analysis, CH2M HILL
  • Prabha Kumar, Director, Management Consulting, Black & Veatch
  • Peter Yakimowich, Principal Consultant, Arcadis

Registration Information:

This webcast is being offered at no charge. Please register through GoToMeeting.

There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. Log-on information will be e-mailed to you 24 hours prior to the webcast. Included in this email will be information regarding attendance verification, PDH distribution, and procedures to follow during the live event.

Cooperating Organizations:

  • WEF’s Stormwater Committee