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Geosyntec Staff to Present at CASQA 2020 Virtual Conference

Several Geosyntec staff members will present at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) 2020 Virtual Conference on September 15 and 16, 2020.

Geosyntec personnel will lead or contribute to 10 presentations and two panels at the conference.

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 fellow stormwater practitioners and exhibitors for in-depth training and discussions addressing a wide range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater professionals in California and beyond.

The CASQA is a professional member association that advances sustainable stormwater management protective of California water resources. On behalf of stormwater permittees, CASQA represents over 26 million Californians. CASQA's membership is comprised of a diverse range of stormwater quality management organizations and individuals, including over 180 cities, 23 counties, special districts, federal agencies, state agencies, ports, universities and school districts, wastewater agencies, water suppliers, industries, and consulting firms throughout the state. On a weekly basis, CASQA communicates directly to approximately 2,000 individuals, including the CASQA membership, State Water Board, Regional Water Board, and EPA staff.

Geosyntec Contributions

Title: Developing a Risk Assessment for a Linear Utility Construction Project: Making the Best Decisions for CGP Compliance and Water Quality

Presenters: Kadi Whiteside, Southern California Edison; Carly Cubberley, Geosyntec Consultants
Session: Construction and Post-fire Response
Time: 2:00-2:30 p.m. PDT on September 15, 2020

Title: Envisioning the Future of Post-fire Response and Funding

Panelists: Miguel Parames, Kathleen Harrison, Geosyntec Consultants; Robert Leeper, Leeper Aerial; Ivan Hollar, City of Murietta; Mike Harding, Independent Consultant
Session: Construction and Post-fire Response
Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Building a Living Model – Quantifying Stormwater Capture and Pollutant Load Reduction Directly from a Water Quality Asset Inventory

Presenters: Eric Rademacher, County of Orange; Austin Orr, Geosyntec Consultants
Session: Data Management, GIS/GIS Tools, and Modeling
Time: 8:30-9:00 a.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Emerging Contaminants Training Workshop

Moderator: Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., Geosyntec Consultants
Panelists: Brandon Steets, Geosyntec Consultants; Lisa Krammer, Weston Solutions, Inc.; Bridgette Reddington, NV5, Inc.
Session: Emerging Contaminants
Time: 2:35-5:00 p.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Collaboration Between Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Agencies to Support Watershed-Based Approaches in South Orange County

Moderator: Aaron Poresky, P.E., Geosyntec Consultants
Panelists: Norris Brandt, San Juan Basin Authority; Drew Atwater, Moulton Niguel Water District; Amber Baylor, South Orange County Wastewater Authority; Grant Sharp, County of Orange
Session: Resiliency and Sustainability
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: IGP Case Studies on Treatment and Treatment Avoidance

Presenters: Adam Questad, Brandon Steets, Geosyntec Consultants
Session: Industrial
Time: 2:00-2:30 p.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Use of Advanced Analytical Tools to Identify Dry Weather MS4 Flow Sources in South Orange County

Presenters: Jared Ervin, Geosyntec Consultants; Cindy Rivers, County of Orange
Session: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation
Time: 2:00-2:30 p.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: PCBs TMDL Load Reduction Accounting for Source Control Measures

Presenters: Lisa Austin, Geosyntec Consultants; Lisa Sabin, EOA Inc.
Session: Monitoring and TMDL Implementation
Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: The Win-Win-Win Scenario for Paso Roble's Stormwater Program, Regulators, and Developers. Off-Site Alternative Compliance Plan and Stormwater Project Financing on the Central Coast

Presenters: David LaCaro, City of El Paso de Robles; Avery Blackwell, Geosyntec Consultants
Session: Municipal Program Implementation
Time: 9:30-10:00 a.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Innovative Project Delivery Practices Successfully Pioneered by the Los Angeles Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program

Presenters: Ken Susilo, Geosyntec Consultants; Wing Tam, City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation
Session: Municipal Program Implementation
Time: 8:30-9:00 a.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Envisioning the Future of BMP Inventory Management and Inspection Programs

Presenters: Cynthia Mallett, City of San Clemente; Julie Walters, Geosyntec Consultants
Session: Municipal Program Implementation
Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

Title: Can Laboratory Column Studies Really Predict Field-Scale BMP Performance? A Comparison of 10 Years of Field-Scale Performance Data with Original Bench-Scale Test Results

Presenters: Bob Pitt, University of Alabama; Maia Colyar, Geosyntec Consultants
Session: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways
Time: 11:00-11:30 a.m. PDT on September 15, 2020

Title: Advantages of an Erosion Potential Hydromodification Management Standard

Presenters: Judd Goodman, Geosyntec Consultants; Dan Cloak, Contra Costa Clean Water Program
Session: Stormwater Infrastructure and Natural Waterways
Time: 4:30-5:00 p.m. PDT on September 16, 2020

More Information

About the event: https://www.casqa.org/events/annual-conference
About California Stormwater Quality Association: https://www.casqa.org/
For consultation regarding stormwater planning or quality, contact Ken Susilo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.