Mar 04, 2016

Municipal Wet Weather Storm Water Conference

Nashville, TN

The EPA Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) Region One are hosting their third annual Municipal Wet Weather Storm Water Conference. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Nashville Airport on May 16 to 18, 2016.

General Session Speakers:

Hye Yeong Kwon: Cross Cutting Issues in Storm Water Regulation and Implementation: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

As the Center for Watershed Protection Executive Director, Kwon’s responsibilities include organizational management, fundraising and program development. Kwon joined the center in 1996 and combines her education and training to help lead the center toward a multidisciplinary strategy to protect and restore watersheds throughout the country. Her project experience has included a wide range of subjects, including environmentally sensitive site design, watershed planning and consensus building. Kwon has a B.S. in Biology, an M.S. in Management and an MBA. Kwon lives in Ellicott City, Md., with partner Craig and children Cassie, Isa and Rye. She enjoys the sun, fishing, eating good food and good company.

Sean Ireland: EPA Region 4 Storm Water Compliance and Enforcement: MS4's and Then Some

Sean is an environmental engineer and an enforcement officer in EPA Region 4’s NPDES Permitting and Enforcement Branch in Atlanta, Ga.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biological Engineering, a B.S. in Environmental Health Science, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering.

Andy Reese: Green Infrastructure - Coming to a Development Near You

Andy Reese is a vice president at AMEC Foster Wheeler. He is a P.E., LEED certified and has degrees from Cornell University, Boston University and Colorado State. He is a noted expert in green infrastructure and storm water management and has worked in all 50 states in a wide variety of areas. He coauthored the best-selling textbook Municipal Stormwater Management and has been a popular speaker and writer on the subject.

Rain Catcher Awards

EPA Southeast Region announces the third annual Rain Catcher Awards, presented by Jim Giattina, water protection division director, EPA Region 4, for excellence in implementation of storm water green infrastructure projects. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Municipal, Commercial, Tribal and Neighborhood/Community levels.