Stormwater

A New Direction and a New Event

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Thanks to all of you who joined us last week at StormCon in Denver. Next year we’re heading east: StormCon 2019 will take place in Atlanta, GA, August 18–22, 2019. You can see more information—and the call for speakers coming soon—at www.stormcon.com.

Before that, though, we have another event we’re eager to announce especially for all of you in the Western half of the US. Forester Media is launching a new conference called the Western Water Summit. It will be held in San Diego, CA, February 6–7, 2019, and will focus on the particular concerns of this part of the country: drought and related water shortages, conservation and reuse, water rights, wildfire management and post-fire restoration, and the regulatory and permitting issues surrounding these topics.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking a visionary Executive Director. The District is an award-winning wastewater agency which has been a leader in protecting the Chicago area water environment for over a 120 years. For information and to apply, click here or contact [email protected]The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stormwater management is part of this discussion, of course, and the special emphasis here is reconnecting stormwater to the larger hydrologic cycle—how infiltration through the many green infrastructure techniques we commonly employ can help recharge groundwater and what the implications are for groundwater quality. You can find more information on the Western Water Summit at www.westernwatersummit.com, including the call for speakers within the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, I want to thank all the presenters at this year’s StormCon in Denver who shared their knowledge and experience and made the conference a success. I also want to thank the moderators—the dedicated volunteers who help us run the technical sessions, introduce the speakers, help them keep track of the time, and generally keep things moving. We couldn’t do it without them. This year many of the moderators joined us from the Colorado Department of Transportation; special thanks to Jean Cordova of CDOT who helped with some timely last-minute arrangements.

This year’s moderators:

Tamara Burke, CDOT

Josh Giovanetti, CDOT

Susie Hagie, CDOT

Ken Howlett, CDOT

Alexander Kaeka, Trident Seafoods Corp.

Fred Kraekel, Hydro International

Ed Matthieson, Wenck Associates

Zach Monge, Jacobs

Aaron Schlechter

Mary Polacek, Department of Energy & Environment

Stephen Polzella, Apex

Sean Porter, Apex

Brian Reiser, CDOT

Basil Ryer, CDOT

Nick Schipanski, CDOT

Craig Snell, MNS Engineers

Yu-Chun Su, LAN

Susan Suddjian, CDOT

Danielle Wilkinson, CDOT
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