Conference Overview

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CASQA 2022 Annual Conference Theme

Celebrating Milestones: Taking the Next Steps for Stormwater

"Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead." - Nelson Mandela 

As we emerge from the last two years and come back in person it's time to celebrate! This year not only brings us together again, but also marks 50 years of the Clean Water Act (1972), 35 Years of the Clean Water Act Amendments (1987), and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) (2002). While looking at how far we have come, we must continue to look toward the next steps needed to further protect our state waterways. We will delve into the details of up-and-coming new permits while focusing on the lessons learned from past permits. We will explore ways to equitably support water quality and provide resilience in our infrastructure for future generations, highlight ways to effectively implement true source control measures, and plan for emerging pollutants of concern. These are just a few of the diverse topics we will cover during the CASQA 2022 Conference in Palm Springs. We hope you will join us as we gather again to celebrate past successes and lay the steppingstones to progress.

Conference Highlights

The CASQA Annual Conference offers in-depth learning opportunities and discussions on a wide range of stormwater and water management topics, with a focus around the conference theme. The Plenary Session will officially kick off the conference with our Welcome Remarks, Awards Announcements, and Keynote Address. Conference thematic technical presentations, panel discussions, and training workshops following multiple concurrent tracks over three days will be presented by leading stormwater practitioners from across California and the world. Attendees can visit the Exhibit Hall and interface with exhibitors while exploring goods, services, and innovative ideas. Networking opportunities will be provided throughout the conference, including the Welcome Reception, Networking Event, and Exhibitor Reception.

Scroll down to see an overview of each day.

Conference Snapshot

  • Three day conference: Monday 10/24/2022 - Wednesday 10/26/2022
  • Multi-track Technical Sessions with 134 technical presentations, 18 panels, and 3 training workshops incorporated throughout the conference. Program and Tracks
  • Post-conference access to Technical Session recordings is included with a paid Full Conference pass (does not apply to a 1-Day pass). There will be no live streaming/virtual access during the conference.
  • Poster Session
  • Plenary Session including Keynote Address
  • Award Announcements
  • Exhibit Hall including an exhibitor-sponsored prize drawing
  • Networking Opportunities:
    • Welcome Reception: Sunday 10/23
    • Networking Event: Monday 10/24
    • Exhibitor Reception: Tuesday 10/25

Attendee Registration

Hotel and Travel information


CASQA 2022 Conference Registration Brochure - including agenda (as of 8.11.2022)

CASQA 2022 Conference Program (will be posted in October and provided onsite in the attendee packets): Due to the printing deadline the printed conference program does not include changes made in the last few weeks before the conference begins. 

Overview by Day

Sunday, October 23, 2022

  • Check-in at the CASQA Registration Desk (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Renaissance Hotel Ballroom Foyer): Beat the Monday morning rush by checking in and picking up your conference packet on Sunday.
  • Welcome Reception (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Renaissance Hotel Rocks Lounge and Terrace): This casual event is a great way to break the ice before the official start of the conference (appetizers; cash bar)

Monday, October 24, 2022

  • Plenary Session (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - PSCC Oasis Ballroom)
    • Welcome & Opening Remarks
    • CASQA Awards
    • Keynote Address: Margaret E. Park, Chief Planning Officer - Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Multi-track Technical Sessions - presentations, panels, and training workshops
  • Poster Session (Renaissance Ballroom Foyer)
  • Exhibit Hall (Renaissance California Grand Ballroom)
  • Networking Event (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Offsite: Palm Springs Air Museum: A unique opportunity to socialize after hours, enjoy food and entertainment, and continue the stormwater discussion (dinner; cash bar). The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of aviation exhibits and vintage aircraft used in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
    • Included with a Full Conference Pass
    • Not included with a 1-Day Conference Pass
    • Tickets for attendee guests or as an add-on to a 1-Day pass, can be purchased when registering online until Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 - 5:00 PM PT
    • Tickets are not available at the door
    • Bus pick-up/drop-off: Renaissance Hotel (outside front entrance). 

Keynote Speaker

Margaret E. Park, Chief Planning Officer - Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

In her position as the Chief Planning Officer for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Margaret is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a diverse team managing land planning and development, natural resources, historic preservation, real estate and emergency management on the 31,500-acre Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Her team manages numerous federal grants awarded annually from six federal agencies for transportation related infrastructure, water resource monitoring/management, habitat conservation, cultural resources and code enforcement. Prior to her position with the Tribe, Margaret worked 8 years as a planner in local government and spent 6 years with a private sector engineering and planning firm.

Education: BA in Social Ecology from UC Irvine; MBA from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University

Professional Certifications & Affiliations: American Institute of Certified Planners; American Planning Association, California Chapter, Inland Empire Section

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

  • Multi-track Technical Sessions - presentations, panels, and training workshops
  • Poster Session (Renaissance Hotel Ballroom Foyer)
  • Exhibit Hall (Renaissance Hotel California Grand Ballroom)
  • Exhibitor Reception (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Exhibit Hall: Renaissance Hotel California Grand Ballroom): Exhibitors and conference attendees always enjoy a chance to interface in this cordial and relaxed environment (appetizers; cash bar)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

  • Multi-track Technical Sessions - presentations, panels, and training workshops
  • Poster Session (Renaissance Hotel Ballroom Foyer)
  • Exhibit Hall (Renaissance Hotel California Grand Ballroom)
  • Exhibitor-Sponsored Prize Drawing (during Morning break - Exhibit Hall: Renaissance Hotel California Grand Ballroom): Conference attendees can enter the drawing by visiting a set number of exhibit spaces

Conference Map

Map of the meeting rooms, Exhibit Hall, CASQA Conference Services and Registration Check-in, break, lunch, and event venues.

(map will be available in October)