October 4, 2022

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Geosyntec and ATM Practitioners Attend and Contribute to the Southeast Stormwater Association's Regional Stormwater Conference

Practitioners from Geosyntec and ATM, a Geosyntec company, will make meaningful contributions to the Southeast Stormwater Association's (SESWA) 17th Annual Regional Stormwater Conference at the Hilton Head Marriott in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, October 5 through 7, 2022.

Steve Peene, Ph.D., (Florida) a Senior Principal with ATM, chairs the SESWA's legislative committee and leads an ad hoc committee developing a new stormwater utility factsheet that addresses the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This document will summarize how to prepare for the BIL and obtain funding for stormwater projects and will also offer guidance on availability by state. Steve has more than 32 years of experience focused on water resources and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater practice.

Emma Highfield (Georgia), Senior Staff Engineer with Geosyntec, will present "City Park Green Infrastructure Stormwater BMP Design" on October 5 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Emma specializes in civil engineering, focusing specifically on water resources engineering, NPDES permitting, and related audits and inspections.

Ross Ellis (Georgia), Bob Burleson, P.E. (Florida), and Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E., CFM (Florida) will all also attend the conference. Geosyntec and ATM are jointly serving as a gold sponsor of the event.

The Regional Stormwater Conference offers educational tracks, continuing education credits, an exhibit hall, and networking opportunities. The conference attracts local, state, and federal stormwater managers and regulators, developers, land use planners, engineers, landscape architects, environmental professionals, environmentalists, and interested citizens. SESWA was formed in 2005 to assist stormwater professionals in the southeast (focused on the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, comprising USEPA Region IV) as they seek solutions to surface water quality and stormwater management challenges.

Presentation Information

Topic: City Park Green Infrastructure Stormwater BMP Design
Presenter: Emma Highfield (Georgia), Geosyntec Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract: Two local governments collaborated on the design of a stormwater management solution for a local park experiencing flooding issues and sediment accumulation. This session will review the implementation of gray and green infrastructure, specifically, the incorporation of three new best management practices: two pervious concrete areas of approximately 7,000 square feet and a bioretention area of 1,200 square feet. Gray infrastructure included new storm drain structures in areas experiencing flooding and an associated storm drain piping network.

More Information:

About the conference: https://www.seswa.org/annual-conference
About SESWA: https://www.seswa.org/about-us
For consultation regarding water resources engineering, contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Steve: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/steve-peene
Learn more about Emma: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-highfield/