April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Stormwater Committee is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast, “Climate Change: From Theory to Stormwater Practice”. The webcast will take place on April 23, 1-3 p.m. Eastern.

During this webinar, we will have three speakers touch on climate change for both riverine and coastal systems along the eastern seaboard starting in New England, traveling to Philadelphia and ending up in Miami. From New England, David Vallee with NOAA will speak on “ Examining Our Changing Climate in New England and Its Impacts on River and Coastal Flooding.” In Philadelphia, Julia Rockwell will present on how Philadelphia Water is developing actionable climate science to inform planning, design and engineering practices with precipitation and sea level rise projections. We will end with Keren Bolter working with Miami-Dade Water and Sewer presenting “Sea Level Rise and Stormwater Flooding: Miami is Shifting from Reactive Solutions to Cost Effective and Equitable Prevention via Future-Proofing.”


  • David R. Vallee, Hydrologist-in-Charge, Northeast River Forecast Center, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Julia Rockwell, Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Program, Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia Water Department
  • Keren Bolter, PhD, Senior Planner, Urban and Coastal Resiliency, Arcadis
  • Kari Mackenbach, CFM, BCES, ENV SP (moderator), MS Consultants, Inc

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. The PDH instructions will be sent to all attendees 24 hours after the webcast has ended.

Visit the WEF website for more details and registration information.