(Pure Oakland Water Press Release, Sept. 20, 2013)
Friday, October 4, 2013 at Lawrence Technological University
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.
Who Should Attend:
– Regional and Local Elected Officials and Staff
– Industry Providers and Stakeholders
– Environmental Groups
– Students and Interested Public
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash and the Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, with Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University, are hosting our first regional storm water summit on October 4, 2013 for stakeholders in storm water planning and management. Elected officials, government staff, industry leaders, watershed councils, and environmental activists interested in the new EPA regulations, sustainability, cutting edge projects, planning and related environmental concerns are encouraged to attend.
Featured Keynote Speaker:
He has served as the Project Manager for the City of Philadelphia Water Department Office of Watershed’s wet weather and source water protection programs support contract since its inception in 1994. He oversaw the development of the Green City, Clean Water program, the first Long-Term CSO Control Plan in the United States relying entirely upon green storm water infrastructure.
Jim attended Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware. Dr. Smullen is Board Certified as an Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Tentative Program & Speakers
8:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Display Booths
9:00 am Welcome and Remarks
Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner
9:20 am Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jim Smullen, Senior Vice President at Camp Dresser and McKee
10:00 am EPA’s Proposed Storm Water Rulemaking – Bob Newport, EPA Region 5
10:30am New State Phase II Storm Water Permit Application – Bill Creal, Chief, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
11:00am Shifting from Grey to Green Infrastructure in the Rouge River Watershed – Jim Ridgway and Annette DeMaria, Alliance of Rouge Communities Staff
11:30am SEMCOG Initiatives – Amy Mangus, Leader of Plan Implementation, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
1:00 pm Lawrence Technological University Storm Water Best Management Practices – Dr. Don Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University
1:30 pm Storm Water Utility Funding Approach: Theory, Implementation, Results – Speaker Panel: Laura Rubin, Huron River Watershed Council and City of Ann Arbor
2:30 pm Storm Water, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) Program Funding – Kelly Hoffman,West Unit Chief, Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
3:00 pm Climate Change in Southeast Michigan: What’s Coming, What to Expect – Laura Rubin, Huron River Watershed Council
3:45 pm Closing Remarks
*Continuous viewings of topic related films, such as Flow, and self-guided tours of Lawrence Technological University’s Low Impact Development Water Systems going on throughout the day.
$20 registration fee includes meals. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=5jb6bgfab&oeidk=a07e7x871p1070864cc. More info at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5jb6bgfab&oeidk=a07e7x871p1070864cc&oseq=a0196gnswpiee.