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EBC 4th Annual Low Impact Development Conference: Stormwater Management

When:
September 24, 2010 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

8:15 a.m.       Welcome Daniel K. Moon, President, EBC

                        Introduction – Wendi Goldsmith, Program Chair and Moderator, Bioengineering Group

8:30 a.m.       State Water Policy – Stormwater Management

Commonwealth’s perspective on integrated water resources management featuring low-impact development, stormwater policy, safe yield, and ecological targets

Vandana Rao, Assistant Director for Water Policy, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

9:00 a.m.       History and Current Status of Regulatory Drivers

Moderator – Mike Wilson, CH2MHill

  • TMDL, NPDES, and Related Drivers David Webster, US EPA
  • MA Stormwater Regulations—Current Practice Peter Feuerbach, Rubin & Rudman
  • Technical Research to Support Developing Policy Peter Weiskel, USGS

10:15 a.m.     Break

10:30 a.m.     Impacts of Regulations on Operations           

            Moderator – Douglas McGarrah, Foley Hoag, LLP

  • NGO Perspective – Strategies for Watershed Scale Ecosystem Benefits     Laura Apgar,  Center for Urban Watershed Renewal
  • Federal Perspective – Executive Orders and Mandates Set the Bar High

Duke Bitsko, Bioengineering Group

  • Municipal Perspective – Site Scale and Neighborhood Scale Solutions  

Owen O’Riordan, City of Cambridge

11:30 a.m.     Open Discussion and Closing Remarks, Wendi Goldsmith, Bioengineering Group

12:00 p.m.  Adjourn