Watershed Planning: Lessons Learned in the Los Angeles and San Diego Regions

Watershed Planning Training Workshop
Speakers / Organizations: 

Richard Watson, Richard Watson & Associates, Inc. (moderator)

Clem Brown, City of San Diego

Paul Alva, County of Los Angeles

Huub Cox, City of Los Angeles

Steve Carter, Paradigm Environmental

John Riverson, Paradigm Environmental

Nicole Beck, 2NDNATURE

Chad Praul, Environmental Incentives

This training workshop will focus on the lessons learned during the preparation of Watershed Management Programs and Enhanced Watershed Management Programs in the Los Angeles Region and Water Quality Improvement Plans in the San Diego Region. Among the topics to be covered are interaction with stakeholders, assumptions and uncertainties, addressing non-MS4 pollutants, integrating source control, runoff reduction, stormwater capture and treatment controls, limitations of watershed-scale plans, retrofitting the built environment, coordination with other planning and engineering programs, implementation planning, and adaptive management. The ultimate question being addressed is, “Where do we go from here?”

Moderator: Richard Watson, Richard Watson & Associates, Inc.

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Introduction: Richard Watson, Richard Watson & Associates, Inc.

Watershed Planning Lessons Learned by the City of San Diego: Clem Brown, City of San Diego

Watershed Planning Lessons Learned by the County of Los Angeles: Paul Alva, County of Los Angeles

Watershed Planning Lessons Learned by the City of Los Angeles: Huub Cox, City of Los Angeles

10:15 – 11:45 AM

Reasonable Assurance Analysis Lessons Learned in Both Regions: Steve Carter and John Riverson, Paradigm Environmental

Lessons Learned on How to Obtain and Present Technical Data That Inform Decisions to Improve Water Quality: Nicole Beck, 2ND NATURE

Moving Towards a Performance-Driven Approach to Watershed Planning: Chad Praul, Environmental Incentives

Wrap-up: Richard Watson, Richard Watson & Associates, Inc.