Advancements in Urban Stormwater Management for Water Quality Improvements

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This presentation will highlight case studies that illustrate cost-effective solutions toward urban stormwater challenges that involve program management, new/redevelopment stormwater standards, stormwater offset and Stormwater NeutralSM verification options, stormwater utility fees/crediting, and public education. Since the passage of the Clean Water Act amendments in 1987, regulated municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) have been responsible for the financial burden of meeting stormwater treatment requirements. Given the limited availability of funding, inadequate stormwater program implementation has taken place. Now is the time to embrace more innovative, flexible options for urban stormwater management in order to accelerate water quality protection and in-stream surface water improvements.

Brian Boyer,
P.E. Environmental Engineering Manager
Kieser & Associates, LLC
Kalamazoo, MI

Mr. Boyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. He has 18 years of environmental consulting and engineering experience. Mr. Boyer joined Kieser & Associates in 1999 where he currently leads the firm’s engineering design of stream restoration projects, best management practices involving innovative, large and small scale stormwater treatment systems as well as low impact development and green infrastructure projects. He has presented and published on issues of urban stormwater compliance with TMDLs, and the associated costs of stormwater controls. Mr. Boyer is the Past-President of the Southwest Michigan Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and recently served on the Water Environment Federation (WEF) National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program Steering Committee for their inaugural year to recognize high-performing MS4 programs across the country.

 

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