Conference Overview

The CASQA Annual Conference offers three days of training workshops, technical sessions, and poster presentations on wide-ranging stormwater and water management topics, with a focus around the conference theme. Half-day and full-day training workshops and one full-day field tour will provide in-depth learning opportunities on Monday. A keynote address and over 90 concurrent session presentations following multiple conference thematic tracks, and including forums and panel discussions, will provide two additional packed days of stormwater information from leading stormwater practitioners from across California and the world.

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2019 CASQA Annual Conference Theme

Stormwater... Why We Do What We Do!

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 over 1200 participants for 3 days of important training and discussions on the future of our stormwater programs.  

In all of California and beyond, stormwater professionals are hard at work complying with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), creating urban infrastructure that implements low impact development and reduces hydromodification impacts, capturing stormwater for water supply, and providing protection for groundwater and surface water resources.

The conference provides an extensive program of training workshops, technical presentations, and posters addressing a range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater practitioners including sustainability, source control, conservation, stormwater capture, communication, pollutant management, and permitting. The conference will highlight the recent integrating approaches developed by the State Water Board STORMS Program and the CASQA Vision to establish stormwater as a vital resource through focused efforts and resources.

Conference Agenda, Mobile App, Map

Online Conference Agenda

The online Conference Agenda provides an up-to-date hourly view of the program and speakers. You can see an overview of all days or filter by day, track, or training workshop.

View the 2019 Conference Agenda (link will be available mid July 2019)

Printed Conference Program

Due to the printing deadline the printed conference program does not include changes made in the last few weeks before the conference begins; if necessary, an errata sheet will be provided. 

2019 Conference Program (print version) (link will be available mid September 2019)

Errata List for Conference Program print version (to be posted as needed)

CASQA Annual Conference Mobile App

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. Here are just some of the many features.

Note: The CASQA 2019 Annual Conference event will be available to download approximately 2 weeks before the conference begins.

Conference Map

Map of the meeting rooms, exhibit hall, CASQA Conference Services & Registration Desk, break, lunch, & event venues.

View the Conference Map (link will be available mid September 2019)

Conference Overview

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Check-in at the CASQA Registration Desk: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Monterey Conference Center)

Beat the Monday morning rush by checking in and picking up your conference packet on Sunday.

Welcome Event: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Ferrante’s Bayview: Monterey Marriott - Level 10)

This casual event is a great way to break the ice before the official start of the conference. Current CASQA members will be on hand to welcome new members and first-time conference attendees. Appetizers will be served; cash bar. Join us!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Training Workshops: Descriptions (link pending)

Poster Session (link pending)

Networking Event: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM 

Our ninth annual Monday evening Networking Event will be held at at a place to be determined. This is a unique opportunity to socialize after hours, enjoy food and entertainment, and continue the stormwater discussion. This event is included with a 3-Day Full Conference Pass. Tickets can be purchased as an add-on option for $70 when registering online for a 1-Day or a 2-Day Conference Pass and for guests of attendees. Appetizers, dinner, and dessert is included.

Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Technical Program Tracks: Descriptions (link pending)

Poster Session (link pending)

Plenary Session: Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM

Welcome and opening remarks: CASQA Chair - Daniel Apt

CASQA Awards Announcement: CASQA Awards Committee Chair - Mark Lombos

Keynote Address: TBD

Exhibitor Reception: Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Vendors and conference attendees always enjoy a chance to visit in this casual and cordial environment. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Keynote Address

The keynote address will be given during the Plenary Session on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Keynote Speaker: To be determined