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Using Partnerships to Meet Growing Stormwater Demands

Join us in Atlanta, Georgia as we explore the “How, When and Why” of utilizing public and private partnerships as an innovative approach to comply with emerging stormwater permit conditions.  The Seminar will explore new methods that local governments are taking to develop beneficial relationships to finance, build, and maintain stormwater infrastructure and services. Workshop topics will include:

  • The Key Principles of Successful Partnerships
  • Planning for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Exploring Funding Options via Partnerships
  • Using Partnerships to Create and Maintain Infrastructure
  • Legal Aspects of Partnerships and Model Ordinances
  • Don Bates, Osprey Inititaive
  • Katie Cromwell, Raftelis
  • Kathryn Ellis, MS, EIT, McCormick Taylor
  • Joshua Gilman, PE, DWRE, Stantec Consulting Services
  • Rosemary Ginn, PE, CFM, CPMSM, City of Mobile, AL
  • Laurie Hawks, Brown and Caldwell
  • Sharon Izzo, PE, City of Roswell, GA
  • William Hodgins, PE, Center for Watershed Protection
  • Kimberly Jones, MS, CEPSCI, Town of Bluffton, SC
  • Cory Rayburn, CFM, CPESC, EIT, EnvSP, City of Atlanta, GA
  • Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, NC
  • Susan Rutherford, City of Atlanta, GA
  • Jay Wozniak, PLA, LEED AP, The Trust for Public Land
Who Should Attend?

Local and state engineers and stormwater managers, directors of public works, policy-makers and regulators; civil and environmental engineers; landscape architects and consultants; and, environmentalists and interested citizens.


SESWA members receive a discounted registration rate! In addition, if you register before February 28th, you receive an additional early-bird discount.  Fees include all course materials, morning coffee and lunch.  Registration is limited to avoid overcrowding so register today!  Onsite registration will be allowed only if space is available; if you have not pre-registered, check with SESWA staff before attending the seminar.  Refunds will be given (minus a $25 processing fee) for cancellations received in writing prior to March 27, 2020.  There will be no refunds granted after March 27, 2020.

Continuing Education

Professional Engineers attending this seminar will be eligible for continuing education credits on an hour per hour basis.  SESWA offers continuing education for Professional Engineers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Of these states, Florida and North Carolina require that continuing education providers be approved in advance.  SESWA is an approved provider for Florida (#0004288) and North Carolina.


The seminar will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.  A block of rooms is reserved at a rate of $160/night.  The deadline to receive the discounted room rate is April 1, 2020 or until the room block sells out; whichever comes first.  Book online or call 1-888-627-8407 for room reservations and be sure to mention SESWA to receive the discounted rate.

Parking and Ground Transportation

Be sure to mention that you are with SESWA to receive the discounted self-parking rate of $5 per day.  Please contact the Westin Perimeter North at 770-395-3900 and ask for the Concierge for suggestions on transportation to the hotel. 

A Special Thank You To Our Seminar Sponsors!


Advanced Drainage Systems



Coastal Construction Products


 Georgia Water Tanks


Hydro International



Red Valve Company





 United Storm Water