2017 Spring Stormwater Symposium

February 01, 2017 10:08 AM | Lori Laster (Administrator)

2017 Spring Stormwater Symposium

March 8, 2017

UNO Scott Conference Center, Omaha, NE


The 2017 Spring Stormwater Symposium brings together professionals from both public and private sectors to learn from local, regional and national experts. The Symposium will focus on examples of stormwater program funding & management, and also dive deep into the life cycle of a successful stormwater management project from a team that made it happen.


The Symposium is a collaboration of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Floodplain & Stormwater Managers Association (NeFSMA), and the Great Rivers Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (GRIECA). Supporting sponsors include: UNO Center for Urban Sustainability, the City of Omaha Stormwater Program, Douglas County Environmental Services, and Nebraska H20.


Program Highlights:

  • Regional Water Quality Trading - Seth Brown, President of Storm and Stream Solutions, Inc.
  • Wichita MS4 Program: Pollutant Banking - Ron Graber, Watershed Specialist at Kansas State University
  • Spring Lake: A Case Study for Low Impact Development
    • Jim Theiler - City of Omaha
    • John Royster- Big Muddy Workshop
    • Emily Holtzclaw - CH2M
    • Rocky Keehn - SEH
    • Ryan Bentley - Big Muddy Workshop
    • Sorin Juster - Kirkham Michael
    • Nina Cudahy or Andy Szatko - City of Omaha
    • Pat Slaven - City of Omaha Parks Department
    • Janet Bonet - Resident
    • Steve Rodie - UNO
  • Panel Discussion: Finding Solutions to Municipal Stormwater Program Funding Challenges

    • Seth Brown, President of Storm and Stream Solutions, Inc.
    • Heath Mello, Former State Senator
    • Donna Garden, Assistant Director of Public Works for City of Lincoln
    • Dan Lillis, Stormwater Coordinator for City of Kearney
    • Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Representative

Who Should Attend?


We can learn a lot from nature. Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to land development and redevelopment that works with the local environment to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. It focuses on preserving or creating natural landscape features and practices that mimic the processes we find in nature, which effectively manage stormwater.

Are you a member of the design, development or construction community? Are you interested in ensuring quality sustainable growth in your city? Do you want to learn how to turn a "waste product" into a resource? This symposium is for you! Architects, citizens, developers, engineers, government officials, landscape architects, landscape designers, students, researchers, teachers and all others interested in the broader acceptance of interdisciplinary design approaches critical to successful LID are encouraged to attend.


Click here to register for the Symposium.


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For additional sponsorship opportunities and group rates please email iecagreatriver@gmail.com.

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