October 9, 2013

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Marcus Quigley to Present Urban Stormwater Technology Overview for Chesapeake Bay Community Leaders

Marcus Quigley, a national leader in stormwater best management practice (BMP) design, will be among the presenters of a U.S. EPA webcast August 2 discussing the next generation of low-cost, high performance infrastructure used to control urban stormwater.

Quigley, a principal civil and environmental engineer in Geosyntec's Massachusetts office, will join the U.S. EPA's latest Green Highways Partnership - Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Academy webcast beginning 1 p.m. Eastern Thursday. The webcast is free, but advance registration is required.

The webcast targets local government officials, design professionals, and non-profit organizations located in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. Quigley and others will provide a technical overview and detailed design guidance for several innovative, next generation retrofit practices that could help bay communities meet their total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for stormwater runoff in a more cost effective manner.

In an effort to accelerate optimization of urban stormwater retrofit technology, U.S. EPA Region 3 organized a national expert roundtable in April 2012 to help develop guidance on more advanced, lower cost designs and practices based on the national experience. Quigley was a member of the roundtable, and the webcast information is based on the group's findings.

The webcast will include technical guidance on three advanced retrofit practices: high performance, lower cost bioretention designs; real-time control technology that optimizes retention and detention water quality control practices; and simple, low-cost alternatives to the porous surfaces used for infiltration and detention applications.

Quigley has more than 13 years of experience working on challenging projects related to surface water hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, and stormwater and erosion and sediment control permitting and management. Through advanced research and development efforts, Quigley brings the marketplace fundamentally new approaches to surface and stormwater real-time control, combined stormwater control/reuse systems, and consumptive use demand-side feedback management using ambient information systems.