March 22, 2022

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Joanna Lewis to Present on Stormwater Control Monitoring at The Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea

Joanna Lewis (Oregon) will present "How Much is Enough? Emerging Tools for Meeting Regulatory Goals with Stormwater Investments in the Salish Sea" at the virtual 2022 Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea. Jo's presentation will be Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:10 a.m. PDT.

Jo's co-presenters are Tracy Stanton of Emerald Alliance for People, Nature, and Community and Maria Jawad of the Washington State Department of Commerce. Robert Duff of the Washington State Department of Commerce will lead the session.

Jo Lewis is a Senior Staff Professional based in Oregon who contributes to a wide variety of water resources projects, including source water protection planning, green infrastructure design and evaluation, and watershed planning. As a Peace Corps volunteer, she designed and implemented a 35-hours hold gravity-fed aqueduct system, trained community members regarding it, and developed relationships with the Panamanian government.

The Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea aims to grow a powerful green infrastructure coalition and clean water constituency for the Salish Sea, to inspire participants to pursue innovative and intersectional green solutions to stormwater pollution, and to envision long-term funding approaches on par with the scale of the challenge. This year's summit theme is "Turning the Tide: Disrupting status quos in infrastructure investment, climate, and the land we occupy." A geographic spotlight will weave in unique perspectives from the island, peninsula and shoreline-rich counties of San Juan, Island, Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam.

The summit is hosted by 12,000 Rain Gardens in Puget Sound, a cooperative effort of Stewardship Partners and the Washington State University Extension that aims to address impacts to streams and shorelines from untreated, uncontrolled runoff in the Puget Sound area.


This presentation will discuss tools recently developed for Seattle Public Utilities to efficiently implement its Integrated Plan and prioritize future green infrastructure investments. Attendees will learn the importance of monitoring the performance of stormwater control measures to track progress towards regulatory goals through an easy-to-use online tool. The presentation will emphasize the use of the tool for scenario analyses to determine the type and number of stormwater investments to most efficiently meet load reduction and volumetric benchmarks.

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