June 8, 2017

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Geosyntec Professionals at the EWRI Continuing Education Workshop

Aaron Poresky (Oregon), Marty Christman (Texas), and Brandon Klenzendorf (Texas) will represent Geosyntec and host a booth at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Continuing Education Workshop in Austin, Texas on June 16, 2017.

At the workshop, Aaron Poresky (Oregon) will be presenting "Percentile Storm Approaches for Stormwater Management: A Nationwide Perspective on Implementation and Effectiveness." Aaron collaborated with Marty Christman (Texas) on a paper entitled "Smarter Stormwater Systems" that was selected as the Best Feature Paper for Environmental Science & Technology's (ES&T) Best Papers of 2016, and they will both be on hand during the workshop to discuss stormwater management. Brandon Klenzendorf (Texas) will also be in attendance. He was recently awarded the Young Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Travis Chapter at the Engineer's Banquet.

The event will be hosted by hosted by the Austin Chapter of EWRI. The Austin Chapter of EWRI invites professionals of all specialties who work on issues pertaining to environmental or water resources to join our community. The objective of the Chapter is the advancement of the science and profession of engineering in a manner consistent with the purpose of the American Society of Civil Engineers by bringing local workshops and training to the area members.

The Austin Branch of the Texas Section of ASCE currently covers 17 counties including: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, McCulloch, San Saba, Menard, Mills, Mason, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee and Llano counties in Central Texas, and has a membership in excess of 1,000 civil engineers. The Austin Branch is also responsible for mentoring, giving support, and coordinating with the University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter of ASCE.


Stormwater management standards based on percentile storms (e.g., 85th, 95th) have swept the country over the last 20 years, appearing in MS4 permits and municipal ordinances. Despite their apparent simplicity, numerous variations exist and the details of how they are implemented are important for achieving intended outcomes. Mr. Poresky will share his experiences with how these standards have been framed and implemented in various parts of the country, including lessons learned and potential implications for stormwater management in Texas.

More Information

For more information regarding the event, visit: http://austinasce.org/ewri/
For more information on stormwater management, contact Aaron Poresky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Brandon Klenzendorf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marty Christman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To learn more about Aaron see his profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronporesky/
To learn more about Brandon see his profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-klenzendorf-26737962/
To learn more about Marty see his profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marty-christman-58875a113/