Annual Conference

The CASQA Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Join fellow stormwater practitioners and exhibitors for in-depth training and discussions addressing a wide range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater professionals in California and beyond.

This page and other pages in this section of the website will be updated for the 2021 CASQA Annual Conference as more information is available. Please check back periodically.

CASQA 2021 Virtual Conference

Education is a core element of who we are as a nonprofit organization. The values that guide how we achieve our organizational mission include excellence, leadership, collaboration, integrity, inclusivity, respect, service, and stewardship. Based upon the feedback received from our membership, and reflecting upon how to best fulfill our educational mission and core values this year, the 2021 Annual Conference will again be held as a virtual event.

“Resilience is not bouncing back from adversity, but bouncing through it.”  - LaRae Quy

Now, more than ever, resilience is vital as we deal with a changing climate and more extreme wildfires, floods and droughts, recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and shifting governmental priorities, among other issues. For stormwater management, there are so many necessary ingredients in the mix to attain sustainability - we need forward thinking policies, appropriate and achievable permits, environmentally sound solutions, sufficient funding, good science, public awareness and support, collaboration on improved solutions, and opportunities, like the CASQA conference, to share all our best ideas and lessons learned. Join us, submit your abstracts, and share your knowledge and experience as part of the 2021 CASQA Conference program - we look forward to hearing from you!

Tanya Bilezikjian and Sharon Gosselin, 2021 Conference Co-chairs

Conference Overview and Agenda

Conference Overview

2021 Conference Agenda

  • The online conference agenda provides an up-to-date hourly view of the program and speakers. You can see a detailed overview of all days or filter by day or track.

2021 Conference Program PDF (will be posted in October 2021)

  • Note: The PDF may not include changes made in the last few weeks before the conference begins. The online Conference Agenda linked above is the most current version.

Registration / Purchase

2021 Conference Registration Brochure (including agenda)

CASQA members receive a substantial discount. Learn more about becoming a CASQA member to take advantage of discounted fees.

Registration Deadlines

  • General Attendee
    • Monday, Sep 13, 2021: Early registration discount ends
    • Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 - 5:00 PM PT: Registration closes
  • Speaker / Panelist
    • Monday, Sep 13, 2021: Early registration discount ends
    • Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 - 5:00 PM PT: Registration closes
  • Exhibit Space: Friday, September 17 - 5:00 PM PT
  • Sponsorship: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:00 PM PT
  • Conference Program Ad: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:00 PM PT

    Payment: Credit card is the only payment option. We do not accept check payments.

    Refund Policy

    • Refunds are allowed for all attendee registration categories; no refunds for Exhibitor registrations
    • A substitution of an attendee is allowed without charge
    • Refunds will only be given for cancellations made before 3:00 PM on the Tuesday of the week before the conference begins
    • A 25% administrative fee will be assessed for a refund

    Submittals: CASQA Award / Abstract / Conference Scholarship: CLOSED

    NOTICE: On August 4, 2021 CASQA emailed the selection results (both selected and not-selected) to the primary speakers of technical presentations, the poster-only presenters, and the submitters of panels and training workshops.

    2021 CASQA Awards Program Call for Nominations: CLOSED

    The mission of the CASQA Awards Program is to advance the stormwater quality management profession by identifying and recognizing exemplary leadership, outstanding projects, activities, and contributions to the field of stormwater quality management. More information

    2021 Conference Call for Abstracts: CLOSED

    Abstract submissions for a presentation, poster, panel, or training workshop are now being accepted for the 2021 CASQA Annual Conference. 

    Submittal deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:00 NOON PT

    Information and submittal instructions

    2021 Conference Scholarship Program Call for Applications: CLOSED

    The goal of the CASQA Conference Scholarship Program is to encourage the next generation of leaders in the stormwater management field. Scholarships are available to enable individuals to attend the current year CASQA Annual Conference and benefit from the educational and networking opportunities that are provided. 

    Submittal deadline: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:00 NOON PT

    Information and submittal instructions

    Hotel and Travel (n/a for 2021)

    CASQA Annual Conference Mobile App

    Note: The conference mobile app will not be used for the 2021 conference.

    Conference attendees with Apple iOS or Android devices will be able to personalize their conference experience with the many features in our CASQA Annual Conference mobile app. The app is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Download Instructions (link removed)

    Future Conferences

    We look forward to seeing you at these future conferences!

    Past Conferences

    Presentations from past conferences are available as PDFs linked to the Training Workshop and Technical Program presentation titles in the conference agendas. Note: Files not posted lack permission from the author for posting or a copy was not provided to CASQA. View the agendas and presentations from past CASQA Annual Conferences

    CASQA Podcast

    Our inaugural podcast episode was launched in May 2019, followed by 14 more episodes that were recorded at the 2019 CASQA Annual Conference, focused on all things stormwater. We dove deeper into conference discussions, got to know more about the leaders in the stormwater field, and shared CASQA's organizational goals. New episodes will continue to be posted so check back periodically. Listen here