Get involved in one of CASQA’s ongoing projects while working with outstanding colleagues on challenging issues. Subcommittees focus on different areas of stormwater management, under the auspices of the Executive Program Committee (EPC).
CASQA members are encouraged to participate in subcommittees and can join by signing up here.
Update Effective May 15, 2021:
CASQA’s subcommittees provide a tremendous resource and value for the stormwater community. In order to align the value of certain subcommittees with membership benefits, effective May 15, 2021, the following subcommittees will be restricted to members and invited guests only. All other subcommittees will remain open to all.
- Phase II
- Non-Traditional Phase II
- Policy and Permitting
Subcommittee Co-Chair Leadership Opportunities
Each of CASQA’s subcommittees is led by a team of two co-chairs. Co-Chairs serve two-year terms, with a maximum of three consecutive terms, and are also part of CASQA’s Executive Program Committee (EPC). Serving as a co-chair is an excellent leadership opportunity for CASQA members, where you not only support CASQA’s mission, but also develop professionally as you work side-by-side with some of the most talented and engaged individuals in stormwater. Each fall, nominations are received from within each subcommittee (for open co-chair positions) and the nominations are confirmed by the Board of Directors in January. Click on the links below to see the current list of co-chairs, as well as the timeline for co-chair terms.
BMP Effectiveness Assessment
Focuses on the goals and objectives detailed in Action 1.3 of CASQA’s Vision to maximize effectiveness of BMPs, green stormwater infrastructure, and low impact development.
Provides contemporary information on BMPs primarily through the BMP Handbooks.
Conference (a subcommittee of the Events Committee)
Serves to increase awareness and knowledge of stormwater quality management issues through developing the annual CASQA conference and associated training workshops.
Identifies emerging issues and tracks trends and regulatory requirements for construction stormwater permittees; assists members with identifying possible solutions to evolving regulatory requirements.
Focuses on the goals and objectives detailed in Principle 4 of CASQA’s Vision to develop the significant financial resources necessary for sustainable stormwater management, including determining the resource needs for sustainable stormwater programs, developing a dedicated funding source for stormwater, and increasing supplemental funding opportunities.
Ensures the issues and concerns of regulated industrial stormwater permittees are represented in policies / regulations, including permitting and numeric effluent limits.
Tracks stormwater-related legislation in the California Senate and Assembly, and United States Congress; prepares quarterly legislative summaries for CASQA members; prepares fact sheets on key legislation that can be used by members to educate their organizations about potential impact of proposed legislation.
Monitoring and Science
Improves scientific and technical basis of stormwater management programs by developing research and monitoring priorities, and seeking collaborators, partners, and grant funding for needed research.
Non-Traditional Phase II
Seeks to educate and engage non-traditional MS4 programs in stormwater management issues; provides a forum for information exchange.
Seeks to educate and engage Phase II programs in stormwater management issues; provides a forum for information exchange.
Policy and Permitting
Develops comments and testimony on State, USEPA, and precedent-setting regional policies and permitting initiatives; promotes the development of statewide stormwater policy.
Public Information / Public Participation
Provides a forum for stormwater public outreach professionals to share ideas; assists in coordinating outreach efforts in California.
Stormwater Capture and Use
Focuses on the goals and objectives detailed in Action 1.1 of CASQA’s Vision to maximize stormwater capture, including determining the economic value of stormwater, evaluating water rights, establishing partnerships with other water resource agencies, developing strategies to address climate change, and more.
Oversees the development and implementation of long-term sustainable training program to meet the needs of California stormwater practitioners.
True Source Control (formerly Watershed Management and Impaired Waters)
Focuses on the goals and objectives detailed in Action 1.2 of CASQA’s Vision to minimize pollution at the source. Current true source control activities include efforts to reduce toxicity from current use pesticides, concentrations of copper in brake pads, and concentrations of zinc in tires. This subcommittee will also evaluate other potential true source control options for other priority water quality issues (e.g., trash, bacteria).
CASQA selects individuals to serve on committees and other groups constituted by others to represent the interests of stormwater quality management and CASQA members.
- Fee Stakeholder Group Representative: Maureen Daggett
- Water Quality Monitoring Council Representative: Grant Sharp | Brian Laurenson
- Biostimulatory and Biointegrity Amendments Stakeholder Advisory Group: Chris Sommers | Karen Ashby | Ewelina Mutkowska | Ashli Desai
Daniel Rourke: Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District
Kelly Moran: TDC Environmental, LLC
Fred Krieger: Consultant - NewsFlash
Jeff Endicott: CASC Engineering and Consulting
Sandy Mathews: Larry Walker Associates
Chris Crompton: County of Orange
Scott Taylor: Michael Baker International
Richard Boon: Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Gerhardt Hubner: Gerhardt J. Hubner Consulting
Jill Bicknell: Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program
Lisa Austin: Geosyntec Consultants
Daniel Apt: Olaunu