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The World’s Largest Stormwater Pollution Prevention Conference Brings Together USEPA, Wal-Mart, NAHB, Cities, Tribes, and DOTs, to Improve Water Quality


Forester Media

2008-07-24 16:17:00

The World’s Largest Stormwater Pollution Prevention Conference Brings Together USEPA, Wal-Mart, NAHB, Cities, Tribes, and DOTs, to Improve Water Quality

SANTA BARBARA, CA–(EMWNews – July 24, 2008) – No matter where you are, in rain or in

drought, water running off roofs and streets sweeps up heavy metals, oil,

fertilizer, pet poop, pesticides, debris, and plastic bottles and sends it

to the nearest body of water. Thousands of public officials, engineers,

compliance officers, and industry professionals will learn state-of-the-art

techniques to prevent and mitigate stormwater pollution at the seventh

annual StormCon, the world’s largest stormwater conference, August 3-7,

2008, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. For more

information, to register online, or to download the conference program


The conference will draw attendees from public- and private-sector

organizations, including USEPA; Wal-Mart; The Nature Conservancy; National

Association of Home Builders (NAHB); Lennar Homes; Federal Highway

Administration; Waterkeeper Alliance; Calgary (Canada); Caltrans (CA);

Capitol Region Watershed District (MN); Center for Watershed Protection,

Charlotte (NC); Dallas (TX); Los Angeles (CA); Metropolitan Water

Reclamation District of Chicago (IL); Minneapolis (MN); Montana Department

of Environmental Quality; North Carolina State University at Raleigh;

Orange County (FL); Phoenix (AZ); Portland (OR); Port of Tacoma (WA);

Puyallup Tribe (WA); Richmond (VA); Seattle Public Utilities (WA); St.

John’s River Water Management District (FL); Suwannee River Water

Management District (FL); Tampa (FL); University of Florida at Gainesville;

University of New Hampshire, every branch of the military; and agencies in

Australia, New Zealand, and Britain.

The conference program offers six program tracks, special USEPA events,

panel discussions, full-day pre-conference workshops, and pre-conference

certification courses and exams. The program tracks, featuring 147

presentations, are: BMP Case Studies, The Construction Site and Stormwater,

Low-Impact Development, Research and Testing of BMPs/Technical Issues,

Stormwater Program Management, and Water-Quality Monitoring. StormCon also

features the largest trade show of its kind with 200 vendors of

stormwater-related equipment, technology, and services.

The opening keynote speaker will be Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental

activist and attorney. Mr. Kennedy has a national reputation as a leading

environmental defender, as senior attorney for the Natural Resources

Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, and

chair of Waterkeeper Alliance.

About StormCon

In its seventh year, StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality

Conference and Exposition, is the largest conference for disseminating

techniques and technologies that fulfill the USEPA’s National Pollutant

Discharge Elimination System permit program (authorized by the Clean Water

Act). StormCon is presented by Forester Media, the publisher of Stormwater

magazine. Visit for more information.

Laura Funkhouser

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