2020 Conference Agenda

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CASQA 2020: Envision the Future - September 15-16, 2020

The 2020 Virtual CASQA Annual Conference online agenda provides an up-to-date hourly view of the program, which includes nine multi-track conference thematic technical presentation and discussion sessions with 91 oral presentations, 13 panels, 2 forums, 1 roundtable, and 4 training workshops.

September 14, 15, 16
Monday, Sep 14

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

All conference registrants are welcome to join us virtually! This is a great way to break the ice before the official start of the conference. 

(time to be confirmed)

Room: tbd
Tuesday, Sep 15

8:30am to 10:00am

Plenary Session
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks: Amanda Carr, Chair - CASQA Board of Directors
  •  CASQA Awards Announcement: Mark Lombos, Chair - CASQA Awards Committee
  • Keynote Address: Speaker tbd
Room: Main Hall

10:00am to 10:30am

Break and Exhibitor Focus
Room: Exhibit Hall

10:00am to 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Room: Exhibit Hall
Poster Session
Room: tbd

10:30am to 11:00am

Session 1
Track: CASQA Awardees / Session 1
2020 tue 1030 CASQA Awardees
Rick Sidor, CASC Engineering and Consulting
Room: 7
Session 1
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 1
2020 tue 1030 municipal
TJ Moon, Los Angeles County
Room: 5
Session 1
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 1
2020 tue 1030 outreach
Andrew McGuire, County of Orange
Room: 2
Session 1
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 1
2020 tue 1030 sw infrastructure
Chris Jansen, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Room: 6

10:30am to 12:00pm

Session 1
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 1: Panel
2020 tue 1030 construction

Moderator,

Melanie Sotelo, CASC Engineering and Consulting

Panelists / Speakers:
TBD
Room: 1
Session 1
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 1: Panel
2020 tue 1030 funding

Moderator:

Jason Drew, NCE

Panelists / Speakers:
Todd Snyder, County of San Diego
Amanda Booth, City of San Pablo
Matt O'Malley, San Diego Coastkeeper
David Smith, U.S. EPA, Region 9
Megan Tosney, State Water Resources Control Board
Room: 3
Session 1
Track: Trash / Session 1: Panel
2020 tue 1030 trash

Moderator:

Chris Sommers, EOA, Inc.

Panelists / Speakers:
Chris Sommers, EOA, Inc.
Additional panelists tbd
Room: 4

11:00am to 11:30am

Session 1
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 1
2020 tue 1100 municipal
Chad Praul, Environmental Incentives
Room: 5
Session 1
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 1
2020 tue 1100 outreach
Alex Messina, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Room: 2
Session 1
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 1
2020 tue 1100 sw infrastructure
Bob Pitt, University of Alabama
Room: 6

11:30am to 12:00pm

Session 1
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 1
2020 tue 1130 municipal
Chloe Hoke, 2NDNATURE
Room: 5
Session 1
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 1
2020 tue 1130 outreach
Claudia Luke, Sonoma State University, Center for Environmental Inquiry
Room: 2
Session 1
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 1
2020 tue 1130 sw infrastructure
Oliver Galang, Craftwater Engineering, Inc. (CEI)
Room: 6

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Lunch

Outstanding Service Awards Announcement

Room: Main Hall

1:30pm to 2:00pm

Session 2
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 2
2020 tue 130 construction
Joseph McCadden, ETIC
Room: 1
Session 2
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 2
2020 tue 130 sw infrastructure
Steven Bell, CWE
Room: 6
Session 2
Track: Trash / Session 2
2020 tue 130 trash
Jim Harry, City of San Diego
Room: 4

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Session 2: Panel
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 2: Panel
2020 tue 130 funding

Moderator:

Richard Watson, Richard Watson Associates, Inc.

Panelists / Speakers:
Matt Frary, Los Angeles County
Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance
Jim Barse, City of Alameda
Drew Kleis, City of San Diego
Jerry Bradshaw, SCI Consulting Group
Room: 3

1:30pm to 3:35pm

Session 2
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 2-3: Training Workshop
2020 tue 130 municipal

Moderator:

Jason Drew, NCE

Panelists / Speakers:
Jamison Crosby, County of Napa
Mike Carlson, NCE
Jason Drew, NCE
Room: 5

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Session 2
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 2
2020 tue 200 construction
Kadi Whiteside, Southern California Edison
Room: 1
Session 2
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 2
2020 tue 200 sw infrastructure
TJ Moon, Los Angeles County
Room: 6
Session 2
Track: Trash / Session 2
2020 tue 200 trash
Brian Currier, Office of Water Program at Sacramento State
Room: 4

2:35pm to 3:05pm

Session 3
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 3
2020 tue 235 construction
Kelly Doyle, Rick Engineering Company
Room: 1
Session 3
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 3
2020 tue 235 data
Sahand Rastegarpour, State Water Resources Control Board
Room: 7
Session 3
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 3
2020 tue 235 funding
Sarah Diringer, Pacific Institute
Room: 3
Session 3
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 3
2020 tue 235 sw infrastructure
Sara Dastgheibi, City of San Diego
Room: 6
Session 3
Track: Trash / Session 3
2020 tue 235 trash
Jennifer Henke, Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
Room: 4

3:05pm to 3:35pm

Session 3
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 3
2020 tue 305 construction
Hamid Hakim, Caltrans
Room: 1
Session 3
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 3
2020 tue 305 data
TJ Moon, Los Angeles County
Room: 7
Session 3
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 3
2020 tue 305 funding
Hawkeye Sheene, Sheene Consulting
Room: 3
Session 3
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 3
2020 tue 305 sw infrastructure
Elisa Marrone, City of Escondido
Room: 6
Session 3
Track: Trash / Session 3
2020 tue 305 trash
Douglas Dowden, City of San Marcos
Room: 4

3:35pm to 4:00pm

Break and Exhibitor Focus
Room: Exhibit Hall

4:00pm to 4:30pm

Session 4
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 4
2020 tue 400 data
Frank Cheng, Los Angeles County
Room: 7
Session 4
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 4
2020 tue 400 funding
Chad Praul, Environmental Incentives
Room: 3
Session 4
Track: Industrial / Session 4
2020 tue 400 industrial
Nathan Holloway, Clear Water Services
Room: 6

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 4
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 4: Forum
2020 tue 400 construction

Moderator:

TBD

Panelists / Speakers:
TBD
Room: 1
Session 4
Track: Equity / Session 4: Panel
2020 tue 400 equity

Moderator:

TBD

Panelists / Speakers:
TBD
Room: 2
Session 4
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 4: Panel
2020 tue 400 municipal

Moderator:

Rachael Keish, Keish Environmental, PC

Panelists / Speakers:
Paul Levy, State Water Resources Control Board
Ian Padilla, The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)
Rachael Keish, Keish Environmental, PC
Room: 5
Session 4
Track: Trash / Session 4: Panel
2020 tue 400 trash

Moderator:

Stephanie Zinn, Fuscoe Engineering

Panelists / Speakers:
Stephanie Zinn, Fuscoe Engineering
Chris Sommers, EOA, Inc.
Gary Conley, 2nd Nature
Walter Yu, Caltrans
Francesca de León, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Room: 4

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Session 4
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 4
2020 tue 430 funding
Bethany Bezak, City of San Diego
Room: 3
Session 4
Track: Industrial / Session 4
2020 tue 430 industrial
Chris Fromme, StormwateRx LLC
Room: 6

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Session 4
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 4
2020 tue 430 data
Tan Zi, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Room: 7

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Tuesday Evening Reception

This included event is a unique opportunity to socialize virtually after hours and continue the stormwater discussion.

Room: tbd
Wednesday, Sep 16

8:00am to 8:30am

Exhibitor Focus
Room: Exhibit Hall

8:00am to 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Room: Exhibit Hall
Poster Session
Room: tbd

8:30am to 9:00am

Session 5
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 5
2020 wed 830 data
Eric Rademacher, County of Orange
Room: 7
Session 5
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 5
2020 wed 830 municipal
Ken Susilo, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Room: 5
Session 5
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 5
2020 wed 830 sw infrastructure
Aaron Yonker, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Room: 6

8:30am to 10:00am

Session 5
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 5: Panel
2020 wed 830 construction

Moderator:

Mike Harding, Independent Consultant

Panelists / Speakers:
Miguel Parames, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Kathleen Harrison, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Robert Leeper, Leeper Aerial
Ivan Hollar, City of Murrieta
Mike Harding, Independent Consultant
TBD, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Room: 1
Session 5: Vendor Roundtable
Track: Industrial / Session 5: Vendor Roundtable
2020 wed 830 industrial

Moderator:

TBD

Panelists / Speakers:
Stacey Grosvenor, Evoqua Water Technologies
Nathan Holloway, Clear Water Services
Matt Mahoney, Clear Creek Systems
Room: 3
Session 5
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 5: Panel
2020 wed 830 monitoring

Moderator:

Grant Sharp, County of Orange

Panelists / Speakers:
Nicholas Martorano, State Water Resources Control Board
Greg Gearheart, State Water Resources Control Board
Paul Hann, State Water Resources Control Board
Ali Dunn, State Water Resources Control Board
Dalia Fadl, City of Rancho Cordova
Karen Black, State Water Resources Control Board
Alisha Wenzel, State Water Resources Control Board
Room: 2
Session 5: Panel
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 5: Panel
2020 wed 830 sustainability

Moderators:

Chad Helmle, Craftwater Engineering

David Pohl, Burns & McDonnell

Panelists / Speakers:
Mike Thornton, San Elijo Joint Power Authority
Paul Alva, Los Angeles County
Kristen Ruffell, Sanitation Districts of LA County
Sumer Hasenin, City of San Diego
Stephanie Gaines, County of San Diego
Matt O'Malley, San Diego Coast Keeper
Claire Waggoner, State Water Resources Control Board
Room: 4

9:00am to 9:30am

Session 5
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 5
2020 wed 900 data
Bethany Bezak, City of San Diego
Room: 7
Session 5
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 5
2020 wed 900 municipal
Jamie Milani, County of San Diego
Room: 5
Session 5
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 5
2020 wed 900 sw infrastructure
Shavger Rekani, Rick Engineering Company
Room: 6

9:30am to 10:00am

Session 5
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 5
2020 wed 930 data
Bethany Bezak, City of San Diego
Room: 7
Session 5
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 5
2020 wed 930 municipal
David LaCaro, City of El Paso de Robles
Room: 5
Session 5
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 5
2020 wed 930 sw infrastructure
Russ Vadenais, CDM Smith
Room: 6

10:00am to 10:30am

Break, Exhibitor Focus and Prize Drawing
Room: Exhibit Hall

10:30am to 11:00am

Session 6
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 6
2020 wed 1030 data
Matthew Fabry, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County
Room: 7
Session 6
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 6
2020 wed 1030 monitoring
Steven Wolosoff, CDM Smith
Room: 2
Session 6
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 6
2020 wed 1030 municipal
Cynthia Mallett, City of San Clemente
Room: 5
Session 6
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 6
2020 wed 1030 sustainability
Chris Beegan, State Water Resources Control Board
Room: 4

10:30am to 11:30am

Session 6
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 6: Panel
2020 wed 1030 construction

Mloderator:

Erika Horn, KCM Group

Panelists / Speakers:
TBD
Room: 1

10:30am to 12:00pm

Session 6
Track: Legislation, Policy, Permitting, Legal / Session 6: Forum
2020 wed 1030 legislation

Moderator:

TBD

Panelists / Speakers:
TBD
Room: 6

11:00am to 11:30am

Session 6
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 6
2020 wed 1100 data
Nicholas Tecca, University of Minnesota
Room: 7
Session 6
Track: Industrial / Session 6
2020 wed 1100 industrial
Ronald Hayes, KERAMIDA, Inc.
Room: 3
Session 6
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 6
2020 wed 1100 monitoring
Kenneth Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
Room: 2
Session 6
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 6
2020 wed 1100 municipal
Maggie McCormick, City of San Diego
Room: 5
Session 6
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 6
2020 wed 1100 sustainability
Jacob Peterson, PACE Advanced Water Engineering
Room: 4

11:30am to 12:00pm

Session 6
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 6
2020 wed 1130 construction
Amanda Parra, County of San Diego
Room: 1
Session 6
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 6
2020 wed 1130 data
Steve Skripnik, LimnoTech
Room: 7
Session 6
Track: Industrial / Session 6
2020 wed 1130 industrial
Jayme Dryden, Ashworth Leininger Group
Room: 3
Session 6
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 6
2020 wed 1130 monitoring
Paul Hartman, Larry Walker Associates
Room: 2
Session 6
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 6
2020 wed 1130 municipal
Duong Do, PACE Advanced Water Engineering
Room: 5
Session 6
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 6
2020 wed 1130 sustainability
John Riverson, Paradigm Environmental
Room: 4

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Lunch
Room: Main Hall

1:30pm to 2:00pm

Session 7
Track: Construction and Post Fire Response / Session 7
2020 wed 130 construction
Melissa Christie, NV5, Inc.
Room: 1
Session 7
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 7
2020 wed 130 data
Gary Conley, 2NDNATURE
Room: 7
Session 7
Track: Industrial / Session 7
2020 wed 130 industrial
Michael Cullinane, SWT Engineering
Room: 3
Session 7
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 7
2020 wed 130 monitoring
Neil Searing, County of San Diego
Room: 2
Session 7
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 7
2020 wed 130 sustainability
Persephene St. Charles, Woodard & Curran
Room: 4

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Session 7
Track: Legislation, Policy, Permitting, Legal / Session 7: Panel
2020 wed 130 legislation

Moderator:

Scott Taylor, National Municipal Stormwater Alliance

Panelists / Speakers:
Steve Dye, National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
Seth Brown, National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
Geoff Brosseau, CASQA
Scott Taylor, National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
Room: 6

1:30pm to 3:35pm

Session 7
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 7-8: Training Workshop
2020 wed 130 municipal

Moderator:

Matthew Fabry, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County

Panelists / Speakers:
Matthew Fabry, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County
John Riverson, Paradigm Environmental
Scott Durbin, Lotus Water
Steve Carter, Paradigm Environmental
Room: 5

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Session 7
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 7
2020 wed 200 data
Vicki Kalkirtz, City of San Diego
Room: 7
Session 7
Track: Industrial / Session 7
2020 wed 200 industrial
Adam Questad, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Room: 3
Session 7
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 7
2020 wed 200 monitoring
Jared Ervin, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Room: 2
Session 7
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 7
2020 wed 200 sustainability
Sara Dastgheibi, City of San Diego
Room: 4

2:35pm to 3:05pm

Session 8
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 8
2020 wed 235 data
Tony Howze, PACE Advanced Water Engineering
Room: 7
Session 8
Track: Industrial / Session 8
2020 wed 235 industrial
Elliott Ripley, Ashworth Leininger Group (ALG)
Room: 3
Session 8
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 8
2020 wed 235 monitoring
Yizhen (Stella) Shao, GSI Environmental Inc.
Room: 2
Session 8
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 8
2020 wed 235 outreach
Michelle Struthers, SGA Marketing
Room: 6
Session 8
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 8
2020 wed 235 sustainability
Ed Othmer, Stantec
Room: 4

3:05pm to 3:35pm

Session 8
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 8
2020 wed 305 data
Joyce Goode, CASC Engineering and Consulting
Room: 7
Session 8
Track: Industrial / Session 8
2020 wed 305 industrial
Christine Tolchin, County of San Diego
Room: 3
Session 8
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 8
2020 wed 305 monitoring
Jeremy Burns, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Room: 2
Session 8
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 8
2020 wed 305 outreach
Reid Bogert, City/County Association of Governments, San Mateo County
Room: 6
Session 8
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 8
2020 wed 305 sustainability
Stephanie Shamblin Gray, HDR, Inc.
Room: 4

3:35pm to 4:00pm

Break and Exhibitor Focus
Room: Exhibit Hall

4:00pm to 4:30pm

Session 9
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 9
2020 wed 400 data
Michelle Tanner, 2NDNATURE
Room: 7
Session 9
Track: Industrial / Session 9
2020 wed 400 industrial
Mehran Ebrahimi, GSI Environmental Inc.
Room: 3
Session 9
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 9
2020 wed 400 monitoring
Lisa Austin, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Room: 2
Session 9
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 9
2020 wed 400 outreach
Atley Keller, Local Government Commission
Room: 6
Session 9
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 9
2020 wed 400 sw infrastructure
Alex Yescas, HDR, Inc.
Room: 5

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Session 9
Track: Resiliency and Sustainability / Session 9: Panel
2020 wed 400 sustainability

Moderator:

Aaron Poresky, Geeosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Panelists / Speakers:
Norris Brandt, San Juan Basin Authority
Drew Atwater, Moulton Niguel Water District
Rachel Waite, Municipal Water District of Orange County
Amber Baylor, South Orange County Wastewater Authority
Grant Sharp, County of Orange
Room: 4

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Session 9
Track: Data Management, GIS / GIS Tools, and Modeling / Session 9
2020 wed 430 data
Chris Sommers, EOA, Inc.
Room: 7
Session 9
Track: Industrial / Session 9
2020 wed 430 industrial
Matt Hillyard, GSI Environmental Inc.
Room: 3
Session 9
Track: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation / Session 9
2020 wed 430 monitoring
Chris Stransky, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Room: 2
Session 9
Track: Outreach and Education / Session 9
2020 wed 430 outreach
Joey Schmitt, Action Research
Room: 6
Session 9
Track: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways / Session 9
2020 wed 430 sw infrastructure
Judd Goodman, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Room: 5

5:00pm

Thank you for joining us. See you in Sacramento in 2021!

We look forward to seeing you October 25-27, 2021 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Room: Sacramento, CA