Friday October 4, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

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Lawrence Technological University 
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075

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Registration Fee of $20.00 includes continental breakfast and lunch

Alyssa Atkinson 
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office / Pure Oakland Water (POW) 


2013 Regional Storm Water Summit

Friday, October 4, 2013 at Lawrence Technological University

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.


 Who Should Attend: 

- Regional and Local Elected Officials and Staff

- Industry Providers and Stakeholders

- Environmental Groups

- Students and Interested Public

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash and the Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, with Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University, are hosting our first regional storm water summit on October 4, 2013 for stakeholders in storm water planning and management.   Elected officials, government staff, industry leaders, watershed councils, and environmental activists interested in the new EPA regulations, sustainability, cutting edge projects, planning and related environmental concerns are encouraged to attend.  

Featured Keynote Speaker:

Jim Smullen is a Senior Vice President at Camp Dresser and McKee with 30 years’ experience in surface water resources engineering with a specialization in storm water runoff research and planning. 

He has served as the Project Manager for the City of Philadelphia Water Department Office of Watershed’s wet weather and source water protection programs support contract since its inception in 1994.  He oversaw the development of the Green City, Clean Water program, the first Long-Term CSO Control Plan in the United States relying entirely upon green storm water infrastructure.

Jim attended Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware.  Dr. Smullen is Board Certified as an Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  

Program Agenda & Speakers

 8:30 am     Registration / Continental Breakfast / Display Booths

 9:00 am     Welcome and Remarks

                     Dr. Virindir Moudgil, President, Lawrence Technological University
                     Dr. Don Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University

                    Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

 9:20 am     Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jim Smullen, Senior Vice President at Camp Dresser and McKee

10:00 am    EPA's Proposed Storm Water Rulemaking -  Bob Newport, EPA Region 5 

10:30am     New State Phase II Storm Water Permit Application -  Bill Creal,  Chief, and Christe Alwin, MS4         
                     Program Leader, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality  

11:00am     Shifting from Grey to Green Infrastructure in the Rouge River Watershed - Jim Ridgway and   
                     Annette DeMaria, Alliance of Rouge Communities Staff

11:30am     SEMCOG Initiatives - Amy Mangus, Leader of Plan Implementation, Southeast Michigan Council 
                     of Governments

Noon            Lunch / *Break-out Sessions 

                        *Continuous viewings of the documentary, Flow: For Love of Water, Irena Salina's award-
                         winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and
                         environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis 

                       *Self-guided tours of
  Lawrence Technological University's Low Impact Development Storm
                         Water Management Systems and Green Infrastructure g
oing on throughout the day

1:00 pm       Lawrence Technological University Storm Water Best Management Practices - Dr. Don 
                      Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University

1:30 pm        Storm Water Utility Funding Approach:  Theory, Implementation, Results 
                       Moderator:  Laura Rubin, Executive Director, Huron River Watershed Council
                       Speaker Panel:
                       Jennifer Lawson, Water Quality Manager, City of Ann Arbor
                       Harry Sheehan, Environmental Manager, Washtenaw County Water Resources
                       Ric Lawson, Watershed Planner, Huron River Watershed Council

2:30pm         Break

2:45 pm        Storm Water, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) Program Funding -  Kelly Hoffman,
                       West Unit Chief, Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, Michigan Department of
                       Environmental Quality

3:15 pm        Climate Change  in Southeast Michigan:  What’s Coming and Implications for Storm Water
- Daniel Brown, Research Associate, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and             

4:00 pm        Closing Remarks and Gift Pack Raffles

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