Here is one last reminder that the deadline to submit an abstract for StormCon 2011 is next Tuesday, December 14. The show will take place in Anaheim, California, August 21 – 25, 2011. You can find more information about the conference tracks and submit your abstract online at www.stormcon.com.
The program for the 10th annual conference will include seven tracks:
BMP Case Studies focuses on structural and nonstructural best management practices, including combinations of BMPs to achieve water-quality goals.
Green Infrastructure—previously called the Low-Impact Development track—includes not only lot-level LID techniques but also comprehensive smart growth and green infrastructure strategies for community-wide and watershed-scale water-quality protection.
Stormwater Program Management includes the many different aspects of running a successful stormwater program, such as funding, public education and outreach, staffing, and regulatory compliance.
Water-Quality Monitoring focuses on water-quality assessment, monitoring and sampling techniques, and modeling practices.
Advanced Research Topics includes academic research, methods of testing the effectiveness of BMPs and comparing different BMPs, and trends in stormwater research such as standardizing testing protocols.
Erosion and Sediment Control, one of two new tracks, is intended for professionals who specify or carry out erosion and sediment control practices on construction sites, as well as those involved in the long-term stabilization of streams, channels, slopes, and roadside projects. Topics in this track include construction-site inspections, creating and maintaining stormwater pollution prevention plans, and complying with the new effluent limitation guidelines.
Industrial Stormwater Management, the other new track, covers public and privately owned facilities covered by industrial stormwater permits or EPA’s stormwater multi-sector general permit. Such facilities range from small business in urban areas to manufacturing operations, mining operations, landfills, oil and gas facilities, and transportation facilities.