Watershed Planning and the MS4 Permit: How It All Fits Together

Planning Training Workshop
Speakers / Organizations: 

Lisa Austin | Brandon Steets, Geosyntec Consultants

Karen Cowan | Ashli Desai, Larry Walker Asssociates:

Karina Danek, City of San Diego

Giles Coon | Armando D'Angelo, Los Angeles County

Daniel Rourke, Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

Ian Swift, IRWD

Eric Stein, SCCWRP 

Chris Sommers, EOA, Inc.

Greg Gearheart, State Water Board

Pamela Creedon, Central Valley Regional Water Board

Sam Unger, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board

This workshop will focus on how watershed planning fits together with MS4 Permit implementation. We will discuss how watershed planning, as required in recently revised MS4 permits, is unfolding in the San Diego and Los Angeles regions; present information on reasonable assurance analyses (what it is and why it matters for many MS4 Permits); provide real world examples and lessons learned for the operation and maintenance of regional and watershed scale facilities; introduce the concept of True Watershed Planning (working together with POTWs, water suppliers, agriculture); investigate how regional monitoring programs are interacting with watershed planning efforts; and receive input from a panel of key state regulators on watershed planning and MS4 permits.

Leads:

Lisa Austin, Geosyntec Consultants

Karen Cowan, Larry Walker Asssociates

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

8:30 - 10:00 AM

10:30 - 11:45 AM

1:30 - 3:00 PM

  • Natural Treatment System (Orange County): Ian Swift, IRWD
    • Real world example of watershed scale facilities – have they achieved what they were intended to achieve?  If not, why not?
    • What has been the integration/connection to the MS4 Permit?
    • Lessons learned in terms of MS4 watershed planning and implementation  

3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Panel Discussion: Greg Gearheart, State Water Board | Pamela Creedon, Central Valley Regional Water Board | Sam Unger, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
    • Discuss questions/issues raised in all of the presentations   
  • Workshop Wrap Up: Lisa Austin, Geosyntec Consultants | Ashli Desai, Larry Walker Associates