The 2006 CASQA stormwater conference was held in Sacramento, CA on September 25 – 27, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel on Leisure Lane.
The continued theme again this year was STORM (Stormwater, Treatment, Operations, Research, Management) and featured a full day of in-depth workshops (September 25) and two full days of concurrent session presentations (September 26 and 27). Conference participants found an array of training, learning, and networking opportunities in the following stormwater areas:
Treatment - focused on how to design stormwater treatment BMPs and assess their effectiveness, including both public domain and proprietary BMPs.
Operations - focused on the operation and maintenance of stormwater program elements and BMPs. This theme included public education, municipal operations, industrial and construction oversight and illicit discharges.
Research - focused on presentation of the latest research results and the subsequent practical application of the results. And
Management - focused on topics of interest related to program management, municipal programs, business programs, TMDLs, new development, etc.
Attendance at the 2006 two-day conference was well over 450 participants including vendors and speakers. The one-day pre-conference workshops had over 200 participants. Keynote speakers for this year were Pamela Creedon, Executive Officer, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and Damon Diessner, Assistant Director, Utilities Department, City of Bellevue, Washington.
Conference Participants list (general, speaker, and exhibitor) that participated for the 2006 CASQA Conference that was held in Sacramento, CA September 25 - 27, 2006.
2006 CASQA Award Winners
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. At its second conference, CASQA made awards in the following categories:
Stormwater BMP Implementation Project of the Year
Playa Vista Stormwater Management Program and the Freshwater Marsh – Playa Capital
Stormwater News, Information, Outreach, or Media Item of the Year
Project Pollution Prevention Media Campaign – Orange County Stormwater Program
Stormwater Research Project of the Year – Regional Project
The Los Angeles Basin Pollution Prevention, Drinking Water Protection, and Water Augmentation Study – Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council
Stormwater Research Project of the Year – Statewide Project
Roadside Vegetated Treatment Sites Research Study – California Department of Transportation