Pack up your cowboy hats and boots, StormCon is heading to Texas.
StormCon, the stormwater industry's premier event connecting stormwater managers, erosion control specialists and engineers, will be held from August 29-31 in Dallas, Texas, at the Sheraton Dallas.
With more than 35 educational sessions in seven tracks, including green infrastructure; flood modeling and mitigation; programs, permits and compliance; transportation and construction stormwater; BMP monitoring; industrial stormwater management and new this year, erosion control, attendees will have access to knowledge and insight on advancing the science and practice of stormwater management.
But that isn’t the only tour being offered this year. To conclude the conference, attendees can spend the afternoon of August 31 touring the Trinity River Corridor, including stops at the Pavaho Pump Station, the Ronald Kirk Bridge and the Pavaho Wetlands.
Keynote addressIn addition to the tours, there are plenty of other exciting events, including our Keynote Address, which will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30. This year’s keynote speaker is Reem Zoun, director of flood planning for the Texas Water Development Board.
And, new this year, is a collaboration with the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). NMSA, a 501(c)(3), will be hosting four educational sessions on Wednesday, August 30, that will focus on the Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Program and national issues in stormwater. Speakers will include NMSA members who are also recognized industry professionals, including Seth Brown, who is the executive director of NMSA, and Randy Neprash, vice chair of NMSA. To expand on the STEPP Program, we will be hosting a panel on Wednesday afternoon that explores how to use STEPP to move the industry forward. Brown, along with Greg Williams of StormTrap and the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association and Robert Adair of Convergent Water Technologies,Inc., will share their perspectives and answer audience questions.
Between the networking reception on Wednesday and the exhibit hall giveaway, this year’s event is not to be missed. If you have not yet registered for StormCon, visit www.stormcon.com. We hope to see you there!