2021 Annual Conference Agenda

DRAFT AGENDA PENDING SPEAKER APPROVAL

Wednesday  -  Thursday  -  Friday

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / 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 - Effective Stormwater Public Education and Outreach

Stormwater Education - Getting Messages to the Public from a Safe Distance
While new construction continued this past year, getting in front of people face-to-face for training and education was challenging. This session will explore ways to move a contractor education program online and how to conduct litter cleanups to continue reaching the growing population.  Data was collected, programs goals were met, and reports were still submitted, but how the outreach was conducted changed significantly. This session will provide a look at lessons learned around stormwater education efforts in one of the nation's fastest growing populations.

Trish Ouei, Urban Stormwater Educator
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Empowering Citizens with a Voice and Role in Municipal Stormwater “Our Voice Our Water”
Municipalities are required to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on the water quality of receiving streams while interacting with citizens to provide educational outreach. This session will address developing an  understanding of challenges and interests within underserved, marginalized, or low-income neighborhoods, and methodologies for building two-way communications and trust.

Regina Guyer, PE, President / Facilitator
Rising Solutions / Regional Stormwater Partnership of the Carolinas (RSPC)

Bryan Patterson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Chair of Public Leadership Studies Minor Program, Johnson C. Smith University

Kari Raburn, PhD, VP of Chemistry and Engineering / Facilitator
Rising Solutions / Regional Stormwater Partnership of the Carolinas (RSPC)

Gaining Ground for Healthy Waterways with Sustainable Residential Landscapes
Building from successful models in other states in the Southeast, the Tennessee Smart Yards program promotes sustainable landscaping practices through a lens of surface water quality protection. We will provide an overview of the new virtual platform where participants can contribute from the comfort and safety of their own homes, learn at their own pace, and adopt recommended practices as they work towards a certified Tennessee Smart Yard.

Andrea Ludwig, PhD, Assist. Professor of Ecological Engineering & Ext Specialist
University of Tennessee

Julia Berbiglia, Education Specialist
Metro Water Services

Thursday, October 7, 2021 / Regular Conference

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
(General Session)
0.25 credits

Welcome & Opening Address

Scott Hofer, President
Southeast Stormwater Association

Daniellle Hopkins, Executive Director
Southeast Stormwater Association

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(General Session)
1.00 credits

New Initiatives in Stormwater Management - A Southeast Perspective
This session will give you a better understanding of how new permitting programs and proposed regulations can impact your jurisdiction, and how local governments in other states are responding.  A panel will discuss the new regulations and their potential impacts, and strategies for implementation in their jurisdiction and state.  Audience questions will be encouraged.

John Blevins, Acting Regional Administrator (Invited)
Region 4, US EPA

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Three Keys to a Successful Infrastructure Project in Residential Neighborhoods
The Swann Street neighborhood, located in the City of Raleigh, NC, experienced frequent structural and street flooding and did not meet the City’s desired 10-year Level of Service (LOS). A drainage improvement project was developed with a goal of mitigating structural flooding and bringing the City’s streets to the desired LOS. The drainage project installed several large pipe sections, included the replacement of driveway bridges, incorporated unique in-stream structures, and relocated utility lines. This session will reveal three key approaches of a successful stormwater infrastrucure project that minimized the impact to surrounding residential neigborhoods.

Marc Horstman, PE, PH, CFM, Project Manger
WK Dickson

David Kiker, PE, CFM, Project Manager
City of Raleigh, NC

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS): A Powerful Tool for Water Resource Management
Join us to see firsthand how the HDSS method provides a “virtual tour” of the waterway while providing GPS, depth, side scan imagery, water quality, velocity and other data linked to each second of the high definition video.  This rapid, data-rich and inexpensive stream survey method is a powerful tool for water resource management.

Brett Connell, Hydrologist / Director of Sales
Trutta Environmental Solutions

11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

BREAKING NEWS: Lake Lanier Watershed 5-Year Research Plan Implementation Update
The Lake Lanier Watershed 5-Year Research Plan, developed through stakeholder, scientific, and technical expert input provides a roadmap of 32 applied research project concepts for the protection and preservation of the Lake and its watershed. This presentation will review the approach taken to plan development, introduce the prioritized applied research project concepts, and discuss the approach that will be utilized to fund and implement the plan. Learn more about the projects under the plan and how YOU can get involved in protecting this critical resource.

Kristan VandenHeuvel, ENV SP, Strategic Director of Research and Engagement
The Water Tower

Steve Leo, Client Service Manager
Constantine Engineering, an Ardurra Company

11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Integrated Hydrologic, Water Quality, and Ecological Restoration at Lake Eva
An innovative One Water approach was used to develop a restoration project for an impaired lake which includes the capture of excess surface water to increase lake water levels, groundwater recharge, and restoring 145-acres of distressed wetlands. This session will provide an overview of the project and share how the lake and downstream water quality will improve due to wetland surface water treatment and regional green stormwater retrofits.

Jeff Herr, PE, DWRE, National Stormwater Leader
Brown and Caldwell

12:05 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Lunch

1:05 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Vision of the Future: Developing a Water Quality Master Plan to Advance Economic Goals
Learn about a  community that recently finalized an economic master plan to guide future growth and enhancement of its downtown area. The plan includes improved street networks, additional green space, new housing, and commercial space. A key goal of the plan is to improve connections between the core downtown and the waterfront. Under current stormwater regulations, implementation of the Master Plan will require reductions in pollutant loading to the surrounding water bodies. This presentation will discuss the development of the site selection framework, conceptualization of each stormwater treatment facility, and the final results of the study.

Kyle Logue, Principal Engineer
Brown and Caldwell

1:05 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Using Remote Sensing to Monitor Benefits of a Permeable Paver Project
The City of Roswell, GA has recently invested in three permeable paver projects with the expectation of water quality and detention storage benefits.  In order to more accurately understand the water quality and runoff reduction benefits, the City used remote sensing to estimate an average annual runoff volume retained by the system and a water quality benefit in accordance with the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual. This session will review the project benefits and how they were able to calculate an average annual runoff volume and water quality benefit.

David Elliott, PE, CFM, Mid-South Water Resources Leader
Brown and Caldwell

Sharon Izzo, PE, Deputy Director
City of Roswell, GA

Laurie Hawks, President
Hawks Environmental

1:55 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits


Asset Management: It's Not Just About the Assets, It's About the People
In the asset management world, we talk about asset management being a “journey,” as if the assets go somewhere. But assets aren’t the travelers here; it is the people within an organization who embark on that journey. A successful asset management program begins with people and ends with people; not with assets. This presentation will help you define what asset management means to your community and discuss how to include the right people to develop a successful and sustainable stormwater asset management program.

Hal Clarkson, PE, CFM, IAM, Program Director
Woolpert

1:55 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Is Your Stormwater BMP Also an Injection Well?
Infiltration of stormwater is encouraged and/or required by many state rules. However, some common BMPs may be considered injection wells by groundwater regulators. This presentation explores the tension between the modern emphasis on stormwater infiltration and current Underground Injection Control regulations (UIC), along with suggested solutions.

Michael Bateman, PE, Chief Technical Officer
Project Hydrology

2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

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

The Ripple Effects of Collaborative Stream Restoration
The Brushy Creek Stream Stabilization project exemplifies a well-planned and well-executed Greenville County, SC public works project that collaborated between public needs, threatened infrastructure, and private property to provide an improved, cleaner, more stable stream for the community. Designed for demonstration, the project showcases several BMPs for urban bank stabilization and ecological restoration.

Crystal Muller, PE, Project Manager
Woolpert

Judy Wortkoetter, County Engineer
Greenville County, SC

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

Evaluation of Human and Dog Fecal Sources Impacting an Urban Creek
Bacteria and nutrients commonly impact surface waters across the country.  Identifying bacteria sources is important in evaluating risks to public health and in locating and eliminating contributing sources to improve water quality.  This session will reveal how advanced source tracking tools were leveraged to address elevated bacteria in an urban creek.

Mike Hardin, PhD, PE, CFM, Senior Engineer
Geosyntec Consultants

Lisa Lotti, Stormwater Compliance Program Manager
City of Orlando, FL

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(Track A)
0.75 credits

Underground Detention 101
With Underground Detention (UD) becoming more prevalent as a stormwater control device in today’s world, this presentation is set up to provide an overview of Underground Detention from an engineer who has worked on the public and private side. Topics covered will include what is UD, different types of UD, basic UD design considerations as a designer or regulator, some current UD regulations, and UD inspections.

Christopher Dent, PE, Project Manager/Engineer
SynTerra Corporation

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(Track B)
0.75 credits

Assessing and Managing Fecal Coliform in the May River Watershed Headwaters
Rapid development and increasing levels of fecal coliform bacteria threaten water quality in the May River, a coastal watershed in South Carolina. To restore and protect water quality and shellfish harvesting, the Town of Bluffton, SC developed a long-term, continuous water quality model and evaluated management strategies to update the Watershed Action Plan.  This session wil provide an overview of the water quality model and management strategies created.

Allison Bryan, Water Resources Engineer
Moffatt & Nichol

Kathryn Ellis, Water Resources Designer II
McCormick Taylor

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(Annual Meeting)

Southeast Stormwater Association Annual Member Meeting and the Election of Board of Directors and Officers

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, October 8, 2021 / Regular Conference

8:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

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

Advancing Green Infrastructure in Coastal Georgia through Monitoring and a Case Study
The City of St. Marys, GA received 319(h) grant funds to incorporate GI/LID into its downtown streetscape project. This session will highlight lessons learned from implementation and 12-month monitoring results that explored hydrologic and water quality performance under the unique coastal constraints of shallow water tables and flat topography.

Robert Brown, PhD, PE, Senior Water Resources Engineer
Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood

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

Green Stormwater Infrastructure: What's Green Got to Do With It?
Municipalities throughout the Southeast are implementing green stormwater infrastructure design practices, but many are developers not “buying in” to these practices. Is it too expensive to build or too expensive to maintain? Is it really? The presentation is designed to help municipalities “sell” developers on the idea of using green infrastructure design on their projects.

Rob Woodman, PE, National Manager - Urban Green Infrastructure
Ferguson Waterworks / ACF Environmental

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

Time for a Challenge! Atlanta's Green Infrastructure Design Challenge
In early 2021, the City of Atlanta announced the winners of the Green Infrastructure Design Challenge. This effort was created to spark interest in developing creative solutions to some of the City’s water quality and infrastructure challenges in a friendly and competitive manner. The difference with this Challenge is that winning teams take their concept visions all the way through final design. In addition, winners will be highlighted in a virtual celebration, through social media, and in-person when the time is right.

Deborah Martin, PMP, LEED BD&C, NGICP, Project Manager
City of Atlanta, GA

Glen Behrend, PE, Civil Engineering Manager
City of Atlanta, GA

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

Improved Water Quality: How to Shape Development with Incentives Instead of Mandates
How can communities entice developers to help improve water quality and meet higher environmental standards when local codes don’t require it? Incentives and credit programs can help drive low-impact development. Come learn how communities across the US are successfully using these tools.

Kim Patak, PE, CFM, ENV SP, Associate, Project Manager
Freese and Nichols

Jennifer Miller, Project Manager, Environmental Scientist
Freese and Nichols

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

Break in Exhibit Hall

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

Opportunities for MS4 Engagement Through Volunteer Monitoring Programs
Partnering with volunteers to assist with water quality monitoring programs can have many benefits.  One benefit is to help fulfill MS4 permit requirements for minimum control measures such as Public Education/Outreach, Illicit Discharge Detection, and Public Participation. This session will share how a volunteer partnership can lead to cost savings for screening streams and can also help identify alerts for high bacteria, unusual odors and excessive litter.

Sierra Hylton, Program Coordinator
South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream Program

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

Incorporating Nutrient Offset Banking into Local Government Stormwater Strategy
Over the last several years the City of Wilson, NC has constructed several non-compulsory Stormwater Control Measures to improve detention and water quality within the watershed encompassing their downtown district.  This session will provide an overview of the process undertaken to establish the first Nutrient Offset Bank Site sponsored by a local government entity.

Rebecca Stubbs, PE, Project Manager
McAdams

Noah Parsons, Stormwater Manager
City of Wilson, NC

11:25 p.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