This presentation will share information on topics in the stormwater sector at the national level that have relevance to MS4 program managers and stormwater professionals across the country. These topics and initiatives range from federal legislation and regulation to nation-wide efforts led by water industry groups with a keen focus on the stormwater sector. Background information will be presented on the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) as well as the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute (WEF SWI) as well as recent, current and upcoming activities and initiatives led by these organizations in the stormwater space.
Detailed information will be provided about specific areas and initiatives where national efforts may impact/benefit localities. Legal rulings and policies that focus on the dynamic landscape of the Clean Water sector at the national level will be shared. Information related to funding and financing, market-based innovations, and alternative project delivery for stormwater will also be shared. Finally, a dialogue on these evolving and important topics will be encouraged to provide opportunities for audience members to share thoughts from the ground level.
Seth Brown has over 25 years of experience in the water sector and is the Principal and Founder of Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm providing a range of services from policy and alternative project delivery analysis in the stormwater sector to facilitation and training services focused on stormwater topics. He was the Director of Stormwater Programs at the Water Environment Federation from 2010-2015 and is currently the Executive Director of the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, which is a 501.c.3 representing stormwater-focused organizations in 15 states across 8 of the 10 U.S. EPA regions.
Seth has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from George Mason University with a research focus on socio-economic modeling of incentive-based investments of green stormwater infrastructure on private properties. He co-leads a graduate course in Innovative Water Partnerships at Virginia Tech, is the Executive Director of the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Maryland.