2020 Annual Conference Agenda

SCHEDULE  IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday  -  Thursday  -  Friday

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 / Pre-Conference
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Pre-Conference Workshop)
2.0 credits

Separate Registration Required

Pre-Conference Workshop
The current climate has forced us all to think outside of the box as we adapt to conducting work virtually.  Join us as we take a look at providing education, public outreach and employee training virtually and how to include all interested stakeholders. This workshop will review how your colleagues are switching to virtual platforms and share some the lessons they learned along the way.   

Charles Jarman Jr., PE, Water Resources Engineer
Clemson Cooperative Extension

Kristen O'Reilly, Water Quality Program Specialist
City of Charlotte, NC

Spencer Peck, JD, MA, Environmental Policy Specialist
City of Atlanta, GA

Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Regular Conference
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast (by Registration Desk)

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(General Session)
1.25 credits

Welcome & Opening Address

Scott Hofer, President
Southeast Stormwater Association

Daniellle Hopkins, Executive Director
Southeast Stormwater Association

 

Stormwater Management Regulations – A Southeast Perspective
This session will give you a better understanding of how permitting programs and proposed changes to regulations can impact your jurisdiction.  New regulations, programs and their potential impacts will be discussed along with strategies for implementation.  Audience questions will be encouraged.

Jeaneanne Gettle, Director Water Division
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4

Mohammad Jazil, Attorney
Hopping Green & Sams

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibits Open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Visit exhibit booths to learn about new and emerging technologies!
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Watershed Asset Prioritization on Condition Assessment and Flood Resiliency
The Dupont-Wappoo (DuWap) watershed is approximately 1,600 acres and located within the City of Charleston. The City conducted an assessment of the existing stormwater infrastructure in an effort to make recommendations for improvements with regard to surface water management. This presentation will review the study, how existing assets were evaluated and how scores were assigned in terms of operational condition and flood resiliency. Find out how this assessment enabled the City to identify critical flooding areas and assign prioritization to projects thereby reducing costs and maximizing benefits.

Pradeep Nagarajan, PE, CFM, Technical Practice Leader
AECOM

Kinsey Holton, PE, Stormwater Program Manager
City of Charleston

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Is "Privatization" the Solution to Combat Increasing Stormwater Management Costs?
You probably haven't heard of a private company performing the duties of a municipal stormwater manager and operating the public works and stormwater system as a business. One community in Georiga used external partners to create an efficient and cost effective program that has become a model duplicated by other governments in the region.

Eric Larson, PE, AICP, CFM, CPSWQ, Regional Director
EOM Operations

Randy Dykes, Asst. Planning & Zoning Director
City of Richmond Hill

Richard Truluck, PE, President
Spatial Engineering

11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

How to Save Nichols, South Carolina - A Small Town Lost in the Floods
In 2016, the small town of Nichols, South Carolina, was nearly wiped off the map when Hurricane Matthew caused devastating flooding across eastern South Carolina, and again in 2018 due to Hurricane Florence. This presentation will explain why Nichols saw such historic rain events so closely together, as well as what the town can do to protect itself in the future.

Crystal Muller, PE, Engineer Project Manager
Woolpert

11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

FDOT - Innovative MS4 Program Inititatives
To meet the challenges of a rapidly growing population and to fulfill its mission to provide a safe transportation system that preserves the quality of Florida’s environment, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has developed innovative approaches to stormwater management, asset maintenance, and environmental stewardship. Learn about FDOT’s unique strategies for MS4 permit implementation.

Steven Peene, PhD, Principal
Applied Technology & Management

12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Re-Wilding Streams and Floodplains to Enhance Ecosystem Services
Streams and floodplains are important components of developed landscapes that can provide many benefits and services to communities. The process of re-wilding streams and floodplains can greatly enhance ecosystem services by reintroducing natural elements to the stream corridor. This presentation describes the process and outcomes of re-wilding urban streams and floodplains, including daylighting piped streams, stream channel realignment and floodplain reconnection, removal of barriers to aquatic organism passage, and more.

Greg Jennings, PhD, PE, President
Jennings Environmental

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Rock Hill, South Carolina - A Proactive Stormwater Program
The City of Rock Hill, South Carolina completed a city-wide watershed modeling initiative with the primary goals of identifying flood prone areas upstream from FEMA regulated streams and creating a prioritized Capital Improvement Project program.  This presentation will review how proactive watershed modeling can not only be used to identify flooding, it can also effectively regulate new development and enhance the ability to leverage low interest loans and grant funding.

Stephen Sands, PE, Senior Associate
Hazen and Sawyer

David Dickson, PE, Stormwater Manager
City of Rock Hill

2:20 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits


Implementing Beaver Dam Analogs in Atlanta's Nancy Creek Watershed
The Blue Heron Nature Preserve Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) project is a restoration project located in Atlanta, Georgia.  With assistance from a 319(h) grant, Atlanta developed an innovative approach using a series of BDAs and Post-Assisted Log Structures to facilitate "low-tech" process-based restoration of an incised stream and wetland. This presentation highlights the lessons learned from implementing this type of grassroots, restoration approach in an urban setting with an interdisciplinary team.

Glen Behrend, PE, Civil Engineering Manager
City of Atlanta

Ty Smith, PE, Principal Engineer
Hazen and Sawyer

2:20 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Establishing a Citywide Watershed Master Plan to Deliver Strategic Flooding Solutions
This presentation will highlight the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina’s efforts in developing a comprehensive framework that can then be utilized to identify and address stormwater infrastructure needs throughout the City. This framework provides a proactive approach that includes a robust geodatabase and integrates their long-range growth and development plans.      

Sheila Thomas-Ambat, PE, CCM, CFM, Public Services Director
City of Fayetteville         

Edward Dickson, PE, CFM, Senior Project Manager
Freese and Nichols

3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Stream Bank Repair: New Opportunities to Address Water Quality Concerns
Clemson Extension has a new statewide Stream Bank Repair program to address the health of riparian areas along small streams. This can benefit water quality and assist with NPDES permit compliance. This presentation will share how the workshops focus on knowledge and technical skills needed for stream bank repair without the cost and permitting requirements of stream restoration.

Katie Altman, Water Resource Agent
Clemson Extension     

Karen Jackson, Water Resource Agent
Clemson Extension

3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Keeping Up with the Times - 2D's Role in Modernizing an Island-Wide Drainage Study Program
The Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is midway through the build-out phase of a comprehensive Island-wide, stormwater inventory and modeling program.  Recent advances in 2D hydrologic and hydraulic modeling are being incorporated as new watersheds are studied, all while keeping earlier watershed studies comparable in methodology.  This presentation will reveal how previous studies and the current modeling technology are changing the City’s long-term approach toward drainage studies.

Jeffrey Netzinger, PE, Stormwater Manager
Town of Hilton Head Island

Jason Johns, PE, Project Manager
Woolpert

Steve Godfrey, PE, CFM, Senior Modeler
Woolpert

3:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall
Visit exhibit booths to learn about new and emerging technologies!

4:25 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Operation Clean Streets
Hear a real time story of a potential hazard that was causing ice cream to flow into your storm drain, not into your favorite ice cream store! This presentation will review how the discharge and the ice cream were approached to finish the race with a win -win outcome.

Louise Wardell, Environmental Compliance Specialist
City of West Palm Beach

4:25 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Engaging Stakeholders to Develop a Watershed Research Master Plan
The Water Tower, a new global innovation hub in Gwinnett County, Georgia is leading the effort to create a forum through which stakeholders and researchers will work together to develop a Lake Lanier Watershed Research Master Plan. This presentation will outline the plan development approach and discuss how the plan will be used to guide research efforts within the Lake Lanier watershed.

Steve Leo, Client Service Manager
Constantine Engineering

Jeff Mosher, Principal Technologist
Carollo Engineers

5:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
0.75 credits
Southeast Stormwater Association Annual Member Meeting and the Election of Board of Directors and Officers
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Reception in Exhibit Hall
Visit exhibit booths to learn about new and emerging technologies! A drink and light snacks will be provided.

Friday, October 9, 2020 / Regular Conference
8:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Visit exhibit booths to learn about new and emerging technologies!

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

High Definition Stream Survey Methods for a MS4 Stormwater Permit
The High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS) technique enables the collection of geo-referenced video along with continuous in-stream, streambank, water quality, and bathymetric data over long reaches of ditch, stream, river or shoreline. This presentation highlights how data and the HDSS methods were used for the City of Cleveland, Tennessee’s MS4 Stormwater Permit.

Brett Connell, Hydrologist
Trutta Environmental Solutions

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Building Beautiful Resiliency: Parks, Ponds And Pollutants
The City of Columbia, South Carolina addressed three problems with one project: flooding in an important entertainment district, water quality in an impaired stream, and an underutilized urban park. This project shows that building more resilient infrastructure can go hand-in-hand with creating a more aesthetic and livable city.

Molly Davis, EIT, Water Resources Engineer in Training
Woolpert

Wesley Harrison, PE, Senior Civil Engineer
City of Columbia

9:20 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Success Story: Significant Bacteria Reduction From BMP Implementation
Find out how a cooperative partnership among three counties, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and other stakeholders addressed the need for a 71% bacteria load reduction in the 25 Mile Creek Watershed. Learn how the implementation of best management practices through grant funding resulted in a reduction by almost HALF of the number of exceedances to bacteria water quality standards.

Angela Vandelay, PE, Senior Engineer
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Chanda Cooper, Education Program Coordinator
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District

9:20 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Big Creek Drainage Study and Flood Mitigation Design Project
Significant areas along Big Creek, including the City of Millington, Tennessee and a naval base, flooded during the historic May 2010 flood that occurred in Shelby County, Tennessee.  This presentation will review how modeling this historic event, along with smaller frequency storms, was used to develop flood mitigation alternatives that reduce the potential for future flooding.

Adrian Ward, PE, CFM, CPESC, Vice President
Barge Design Solutions

10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall
Last chance to visit exhibit booths to learn about new and emerging technologies!

10:35 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Implementing a Stormwater Utility with Rural and Urban Drivers
Subject to nutrient management regulations in two watersheds, unincorporated Durham County, North Carolina has significant stormwater program and funding pressures. This presentation provides information on how the County is addressing the unique challenge of addressing both urban, rural, and agricultural concerns as they implement a stormwater utility.

Katie Cromwell, Manager
Raftelis

Ryan Eaves, PE, CFM, CPESE, Stormwater and Erosion Control Division Manager
Durham County

McKenzie Myers, PE, CFM, Stormwater Manager
Durham County

10:35 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Tidal Surge Protection for a Coastal Fresh Water Irrigation Supply as Sea Levels Rise
We continue to see more and more significant tidal events which push saltwater farther and farther into our freshwater impoundments. This presentation outlines how one coastal community has taken a proactive approach to retrofitting their stormwater facilities to reduce the potential for saltwater contamination of a freshwater irrigation supply while also helping to preserve their stormwater storage capacity. 

Robert Horner, PE, VP & SC Regional Manager
Weston & Sampson Engineers

11:25 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
(General Session)
0.75 credits

Federal Update and National Stormwater Trends
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies will provide an update on water-related issues and US EPA’s stormwater program priorities at the national level, focusing on stormwater policy and permitting programs.

Emily Remmel, Director of Regulatory Affairs
National Association of Clean Water Agencies

12:10 p.m. Adjourn