SOURCE: Forester Communications

November 14, 2006 14:43 ET

Nation's Most Progressive Stormwater Practitioners

Pacific Northwest's Experts to Teach Workshops on State-of-the-Art Pollution Prevention

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Cities across the nation look to the Pacific Northwest as a leader in stormwater management. StormCon, the nation's largest stormwater conference, will present three full-day workshops on stormwater management, taught by nationally recognized experts from the Pacific Northwest on December 1, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sea-Tac Marriott in Seattle, WA.

More than 200 government professionals, engineers, consultants, and contractors are expected to gather to learn the absolute latest stormwater pollution prevention techniques from expert consultants.

Nationally renowned hydrologic scientist Dr. Derek Booth, who coauthored the recent letter signed by 13 other Puget Sound-area scientists demanding a better plan to reduce stormwater runoff pollution and its damage to Puget Sound, will open the workshops on Friday, December 1, at 8:15 a.m. with a talk on the need and possibilities for effective action that addresses the issues and concerns that led to the letter. Booth also will teach in two of the three workshops below. For further workshop information or to register online visit

-- Selection and Design of BMPs: Applying Unit Processes and
   Observational Data to Improve BMP Performance Results
   Eric Strecker, P.E., Principal, GeoSyntec Consultants, Portland, OR
   Derek Booth, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington; Senior
    Geologist, Stillwater Sciences
   Tim Hagen, Contech Stormwater Solutions, Portland, OR
   Jim Mothersbaugh, Water Tectonics, Bothell, WA
   John Macpherson, Natural Site Solutions, Redmond, OR
   Curtis Nickerson, Senior Scientist, Taylor Associates Inc., Seattle, WA

-- Stormwater and Receiving Water Monitoring and Testing: Integration and
   Refinement for Better Outcomes
   Scott Tobiason, Principal Engineer, Brown and Caldwell, Seattle, WA
   Raleigh Farlow, President, DMD Inc., Vashon, WA
   Howard Bailey, Ph.D., Senior Biologist, Nautilus Environmental, Fife, WA
   Mansour Samadpour, Institute for Environmental Health, Bothell, WA
   Derek Booth, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington; Senior
    Geologist, Stillwater Sciences

-- Practical Considerations in Stormwater LID Implementation
   Len Zickler, AICP, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal, AHBL Inc., Tacoma, WA
   Glenn Hume, P.E., Project Manager, AHBL Inc., Tacoma, WA
   Wayne Carlson, AICP, Project Manager, AHBL Inc., Tacoma, WA
About StormCon

In its sixth year, StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, is the world's largest stormwater conference, attracting thousands of participants. StormCon will take place in Phoenix, AZ, August 20-23, 2007. StormCon is presented by Stormwater magazine. Visit for more information.

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