The National Perspective – Visions for Improving the Stormwater Program
This session will provide an overview of the future direction of the MS4 stormwater program including national issues, and programs and initiatives to improve stormwater program implementation. Three speakers will present their views followed by a panel session and interactive discussion with the audience.
Seth Brown is a private consultant that works closely with the USEPA. Seth will discuss stormwater financing, and public private partnerships (P3) in the context of implementing stormwater programs, and some of the national trends that are shaping stormwater policy.
Chris French is the Stormwater Director for the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Chris will discuss WEFs Stormwater Institute, a new organization within WEF developed specifically to address MS4 stormwater program issues. Chris will describe the agenda for the Stormwater Institute for 2017 and how you can get involved.
Scott Taylor will describe work to date on the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA), a new 501c3 that has been formed to promote the MS4 program agenda at the national level. Scott serves as the Vice Chair of NMSA. Scott will describe the work to date completed by the organization, and the agenda for 2017.
The presentations will be followed by a half hour panel session comprised of the three speakers and CASQA Executive Director Geoff Brosseau, discussing the national stormwater program, implementation issues and how CASQA can help influence events at a national level. This is a 90 minute pre-planned track session.