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San Francisco Stormwater Harvesting Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO — Geosyntec Consultants and the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board are co-hosting a Stormwater Harvesting Workshop on December 6, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This free workshop is open to the general public and is targeted to municipalities, engineers, consultants, and regulators to gain a better understanding of how various stormwater harvesting techniques (cisterns, blue roofs, underground detention basins, etc.) can effectively meet new requirements in the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES permit (MRP).

Lisa Austin, PE, from Geosyntec, will provide a general overview on low impact development (LID) best management practices (BMPs), including stormwater harvesting, as well as describe state and federal drivers. Philip Reidy, PE, also from Geosyntec, will provide an in-depth technical briefing on the analysis, design and construction of commercial-scale stormwater harvesting systems, present comparative analysis of system efficacy for micro-climates in the San Francisco Bay Area, and review case studies focusing on high-density urban and redevelopment areas.

Dale Bowyer and Sue Ma, from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, will provide the board's perspective on stormwater harvesting and its potential to meet applicable MRP provisions.