Public Works Stormwater Summit - A Western Viewpoint

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Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011 3:33 pm

The 2011 Public Works Stormwater Summit held during this year's APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Denver, will focus on stormwater facilities and programs, as well as floodplain management for the Western U.S. climate.

Sponsored by the APWA Water Resources Committee, the summit will take place in Room 607 at the Colorado Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Topics will include:

*Watershed-based stormwater management, including low impact development approaches and practices.

*Water Resource Projects that illustrate the challenges presented by the Rocky Mountain/High Desert Climate.

*Flood Risk Management, highlighting the new view that over 50% of flood damage happens outside of the 100-yr line.

*Floodplain Preservation, promoting wise use of floodplains and adjacent areas, encouraging development that recognizes legitimate profit motives of developers and represents good environmental stewardship.

*Sustainability of flood protection projects and programs using the triple bottom line approach.

This program will feature an afternoon tour of local stormwater management applications and facilities.

Learning Objectives:

By attending this session, participants will be better able to:

* Identify how stream corridors respond to urbanization.

* Communicate how and why to move beyond minimum federal floodplain managment standards through the spplication of a "no adverse impact" approach

* Recognize that flooplain sustainability is good business, and good environmental stewardship, which reduces risk and builds community value, while at the same time protecting the property rights of all.


David B. Bennetts, PE, Manager (DCM), Urban Drainage & Flood Control, Denver.

Robert W. Carr, PE,CSM, Senior Engineer, Water Resources Modeling, Saint Francis, Wis.

Jolon Clark, Associate Director, The Greenway Foundation, Denver.

William G. DeGroot, PE, Manager, Floodplain Mgmt., Urban Drainage & Floor Control District, Denver.

Kevin T. Houck, PE, CFM, Senior Engineer, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver.

David L. Mallory, PE, Senior Project Engineer (FPM), Urban Drainage & Flood Control District, Denver.

Kevin G. Stewart, IS/Flood Warning Program Manager, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Denver.

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