SAN DIEGO, Ca. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that the California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference, to be held November 2 - 4, 2009 in San Diego, will feature several staff members. The following practitioners will be conducting workshops and presenting papers on topics ranging from bacteria related TMDLs to construction site stormwater management:
Felicia Federico, D.Env., CPSWQ, will give the workshop "Hydromodification: Latest Advances and Pending Challenges." This workshop will compare current regulatory requirements and how they have been translated to various HMP strategies in the state. Felicia will also provide presentations entitled, "A Comparison of Hydromodification BMP Size Requirements in California and Washington Based on Flow Duration Control," and "Integrating Sediment and Flow Management in an Effort to Avoid Hydromodification Impacts — Centennial Phase One Development." She will deliver the latter presentation with Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, CPSWQ, Ross Barker, PE, (Psomas), and Ed Wallace, PE (NHC).
Brandon Steets, PE, with Michael Stenstrom (UCLA) and Robert Pitt (University of Alabama) will cover "BMP Achievability Relative to Water Quality Standards — Are there Non-Compliance Risks for NPDES Permittees After BMP Implementation?" Brandon will also present the paper "Bacteria — Real World Implementation Amidst Moving Regulatory Targets," which he co-authored with Julie Stephenson and Megan Patterson, PE.
Julie Stephenson will present "Mill Creek Wetlands: Planning and Design Studies for a Regional Treatment System," a paper she co-authored with Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, CPSWQ, Aaron Poresky, and Omar Dandashi (Lewis Homes).
Eric Strecker, PE, will cover "The Feasibility and Desirability of Stormwater Retention Onsite," which was co-authored by Aaron Poresky.
Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, CPSWQ, Lisa Austin, PE, Ryan Thiha (City of Los Angeles), Steve Wolosoff (CDM), and Reza Iranpour, PhD, PE (City of Los Angeles) will provide the presentation, "Development of TMDL Implementation Plans: A GIS-Based Approach to Project Planning and Identification Toward the Attainment of Water Quality Compliance for the Ballona Creek Watershed."
Kim Williams, PE, CPSWQ, and Dan Pankani, PE, with Anna Lantin (RBF) will offer the workshop "California General Construction Permit." This workshop will provide tools for permit implementation and information on the CASQA's Construction Handbook for best management practices (BMPs). Dan, along with Brent Wolfe (Northwest Hydraulic Consultants), will also present "Lake Tahoe Pollutant Load Reduction Model," which he has co-developed.
For information about the CASQA conference, including the full schedule, go to http://www.casqa.org.