SOURCE: Forester Media, Inc.

April 30, 2008 12:17 ET

Bay Area's Water Quality Issues Addressed by National Experts

After the MRP, What Happens Next?

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - The San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board will soon issue a new municipal regional permit (MRP) to update how the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (authorized by the Clean Water Act) is implemented for cleaning up runoff pollution. What happens next? National stormwater experts will discuss on-the-ground techniques, technologies, and relevant issues for achieving these new, precedent-setting regulations in one of three full-day workshops that will cover stormwater pollution prevention techniques. The workshops will be held Friday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the San Mateo Marriott. Drew Bohan, California Ocean Protection Council's executive policy officer, will open the workshops at 8:15 a.m. with a talk on his program's support for low-impact development -- one of the key components of the new MRP.

Presented by StormCon, the world's largest stormwater conference, each full-day workshop features nationally recognized experts from the across the nation. The San Mateo Marriott is located at 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo, CA.

Professionals from municipalities, regulatory agencies, and consulting and construction firms are registered from across the state. Hundreds of municipal professionals, engineers, consultants, and contractors are expected to attend. For further information visit

Guest Speaker Drew Bohan, executive policy officer, California Ocean Protection Council

Since his appointment by Governor Schwarzenegger in May 2006, Drew Bohan has been dedicated to protecting California's coast and ocean by improving the way the state manages these resources. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bohan served as the deputy cabinet secretary for Governor Schwarzenegger, assistant secretary for policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency, and was the inaugural executive director of the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. He holds a law degree from Golden Gate University.

About StormCon

In its seventh year, StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition, is the world's largest stormwater conference, attracting thousands of participants. Presented by Stormwater magazine and Forester Media Inc., StormCon'08 will be held in Orlando, FL, August 3-7 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Visit for more information.

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