Specializing in stormwater quality compliance at a programmatic and site-specific level for both private and public sector projects in the construction, industrial, and municipal sectors, Kim has advised clients across the United States in water quality and compliance activities, often for high-risk or litigation-driven projects and sites regulated under the federal Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program. She is a frequent consultant on projects involving planning and pilot studies for the implementation of stormwater best management practices as well as the design of comprehensive water quality studies.
In November 2009, Kim was Geosyntec's principal investigator in the development of a substantial revision to the California BMP Handbooks, released by the California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA) . She also helped create the templates for CASQA's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), which are used throughout the state as guidance for managing water runoff from construction projects. Kim also was a key participant in the development of a project planning and design guide used by Caltrans engineers to incorporate temporary construction BMPs and permanent stormwater BMPs into their project designs for transportation facilities throughout California.
To advance the state of the practice, Kim is an experienced trainer and is skilled at communicating environmental permit requirements to a variety of audiences. These include attorneys, public officials, engineers, and site personnel. She continues to advance the state of the practice as a Qualified Trainer of Record and has developed and delivered multi-day training courses required for Qualified SWPPP Developer and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner certification under the California General Construction Permit. To date, she has helped train more than 500 professionals statewide.