Stormwater Seminar Call for Speakers 

May 18, 2017

Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)

692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Lessons Learned in Restoration and Program Implementation: From Program Startup to Innovations in BMP Design

Conference Overview

The CWEA Spring Stormwater Seminar, is presented to allow peer-to-peer information exchange opportunities for representatives of regulated stormwater programs.  The seminar will follow two tracks:

Stormwater NPDES Program Start Up

Innovations in BMP Design

Track 1: Stormwater NPDES Program Start Up

This track will consist of up to seven 30-minute sessions on specific lessons learned as part of MS4 or other stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit-required program implementation.  If you manage permit compliance programs, watershed restoration or other Capital Improvement Project (CIP) programs, or otherwise provide support to NPDES compliance programs, we’d like to hear your lessons learned! Topic examples include: 

  • Establishing a BMP Database
  • Calculating Impervious Cover Baseline and Restoration Requirement
  • Funding for MS4 Programs
  • Building Capacity – Staff Resources, Contract Capacity, SOPs, etc.
  • Building Internal and Stakeholder Support
  • Managing and Tracking CIP Delivery

Track 2:  Innovations in Stormwater BMP Design

MS4s have been implementing stormwater BMPs to meet Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements. Over the years, based on BMP performance and lessons learned, engineers have incorporated new techniques and design features to address a myriad of factors such as:

  • maximizing treatment of existing, untreated impervious surfaces
  • overcoming site constraints
  • addressing resident concerns
  • addressing multi-functions (e.g., community amenity and stormwater treatment)
  • improving BMP performance
  • improving long-term reliability
  • reducing maintenance requirements
  • reducing implementation cost
  • integrating various BMPs in a watershed through optimization processes to maximize performance, and achieve stormwater quantity and quality goals in a cost-effective manner

This track will consist of up to seven 30-minute sessions that share lessons learned and case studies surrounding the use of creative approaches and innovations in BMP designs to help meet Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements. 

Abstract Submittal and Information

Authors shall submit an abstract (500 words maximum) concisely describing their project or program and how seminar participants can benefit from it. All abstracts must be received by March 30, 2017. Notice of acceptance/rejection is scheduled for April 10, 2017. Abstract submittals shall include:

  • Title
  • Track (1 or 2)
  • Description of lesson(s) learned to be presented
  • Abstract (< 500 words)
  • Brief speaker bio (<100 words)

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please respond via email or telephone to Leying Zhang: Leying.Zhang@aecom.com / (301) 289-3840 

CWEA Stormwater Committee Background

The Stormwater Committee is one of approximately 20 committees delivering programs on behalf of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA). CWEA is a professional organization dedicated to improving water quality and protecting the water environment in Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia through public education, training, and the exchange of technical and scientific information among water quality professionals. CWEA has over 800 current members and is one of 75 Member Associations of the global not-for-profit Water Environment Federation http://wef.org/.

The Stormwater Committee’s mission is to deliver timely and relevant information to the regulated stormwater community, CWEA’s membership, public officials, and other interested stakeholders. Founded in 2010, the Stormwater Committee provides technical programs and forums for the exchange of knowledge and experience among professionals from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

Questions: Cheryl Paulin 717-630-0303 or Cheryl@chesapeakewea.org

Registration is open

Non-Members $ 90.00 / Government Associates & Students $ 30.00