Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series
The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings exemplars of advanced stormwater innovation and knowledge to Minnesota to share what they’ve learned and how they’ve pushed the boundaries in the stormwater arena. The monthly seminar series is dedicated to stormwater and green infrastructure topics with an emphasis on successes and lessons learned from field implementation and applied research and evaluation, specifically for an audience of stormwater practitioners and professionals. Each event includes a presentation, panel discussion and Q&A with participants. See the detailed schedule at right for topics, presenters, dates, and times.
For more information contact
Andy Erickson, P.E., Ph.D., Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, email@example.com, 612-239-2046.
John Bilotta, Senior Research and Extension Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-7708
The Stormwater Seminar Series is hosted by the St. Anthony Falls Lab and supported by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center through an appropriation from the Clean Water Fund established by Minnesota Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.
Stormwater Seminar Schedule
2022 Stormwater Seminars Series
All seminars begin at 10am unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change.
- October 13, 2022: Assessing ecological impacts from urban stormwater to rivers, streams and estuaries
Ken Schiff; Deputy Director, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA. Register
- September 22, 2022 at 4pm: Stormwater Reuse and Human Health: Panel Discussion. Nancy Rice, Research Scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health; Anita Anderson, Supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Health, Tamara Walsky, Masters Student, UMN; Satoshi Ishii, Ph.D, Associate Professor, UMN; Sybil Sharvelle, Colorado State University
- August 25, 2022: Prioritizing chemicals and chemical mixtures of ecological concern in Great Lakes tributaries, Steven R. Corsi; Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Madison, Wisconsin
- June 23, 2022: Real time monitoring and control of green infrastructure for improved stormwater management David McCarthy, Associate Professor, Monash Infrastructure Institute, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- May 19, 2022: Monitoring Methods for Prioritization and Assessment of Stormwater Practices Daniel Furata and Bruce Wilson
- April 21, 2022: Co-Design Sustainable, Resilient, and Just Nature-based Stormwater Solutions with Communities Chingwen Cheng, PhD, PLA, LEED AP; Program Head and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Design, The Design School, Arizona State University
- March 17, 2022: Ryan Noe; Equipping Municipalities with Climate Change Data to Inform Stormwater Management
- February 24, 2022: Advancing Green Infrastructure Practices through CLASIC Life Cycle Cost and Triple Bottom Line Benefit Analysis Speaker: Harry Zhang, Research Program Manager on Integrated Water and Stormwater at The Water Research Foundation (WRF).
- January 20: Presentation #1: Evaluation of Microbial and Chemical Contaminant Removals in Different Stormwater Reuse Systems, Satoshi Ishii, Associate Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate and BioTechnology Institute, U of M Presentation #2 Pollutant Removal and Maintenance Evaluation of Underground Sand Filters, Todd Shoemaker, Senior Water Resources Engineer at Stantec
December 16: The Stormwater Corps: Integrating Undergraduate Student Training into Municipal Stormwater Retrofit Planning.Michael Dietz, Extension Educator, Center for Land Use Education and Research, and Director of the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut
- November 17: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight, Pond treatment with spent lime to control phosphorus release from sediments Greg Wilson, Barr Engineering.
- October 21: Spatial and Temporal Scaling of Biofilter Media Performance Data and Updates to WinSLAMM. Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE, Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Alabama.
- September 16: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight: Biofiltration Media Optimization: Phase I Results, Phase II preliminary results, and Future Work. Andy Erickson, Katie Kramarczuk, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota.
- August 19: Underground Stormwater Control Measures James Lenhart, PE, D.WRE; Stormwater Northwest
- June 17: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight Identifying Sources of Contaminants in Urban Stormwater and Evaluation of Their Removal Efficacy through Urban Best Management Practices Heiko L. Schoenfuss, Professor of Anatomy; Director, Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory, St. Cloud State University and Richard Kiesling, Hydrologist and Limnologist, USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center
- May 20: Permeable Pavement Maintenance: Designing to Reduce Maintenance, Planning for Maintenance Frequency, and Effective Techniques to Restore Pavement Hydraulics Ryan Winston, Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, and Core Faculty for the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State University
- April 15: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight Inspiring Community Action for Stormwater Management (final report) presented by Sarah Roth and Amit Pradhananga
- March 18: Green Infrastructure Strategies for Creating Sustainable Landscapes: Bioswales/’Scoop and Dump’/ CU-Soil Nina Bassuk, Professor and Program Leader, Urban Horticulture Institute, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
- February 18: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight Detecting phosphorus release from stormwater ponds to guide management and design John Gulliver or Jacques Finlay, University of Minnesota - Pond Treatment with Spent Lime to Control Phosphorus Release from Sediments Greg Wilson, Barr Engineering
- January 21: Research on Green Infrastructure at the USEPA Michelle Simon, Senior Chemical Engineer, EPA Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response; Water Infrastructure Division.
- December 17: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight: Pollutant Removal and Maintenance Assessment of Underground Filtration Systems (Phase I), Todd Shoemaker and Ali Stone & Temporal Dynamics of Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Raw and Treated Stormwater, Satoshi Ishii
- November 19: Designing of the Next Generation of Sustainable Urban Stormwater Practices, Tom Schueler, Executive Director, and David Wood, Stormwater Coordinator, Chesapeake Stormwater Network
- October 14: Minnesota Stormwater Research Spotlight: Characterization of Stormwater in Manhole Sumps, John Chapman and Developing a Street Sweeping Credit for Stormwater Phosphorus, Sarah Hobbie & Mike Trojan
- September 17: Research to Practice: Lessons in Resilience from Monitoring Urban Stormwater Transportation Systems, Rob Traver
- August 20: From Policy to Action: Community Driven Stormwater Management, Mae Davenport & Establishing a Geodata Standard for Stormwater Infrastructure, Geoffrey Maas
- June 18: Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems: Tools for the Municipal Stormwater Manager Jane Clary - Vice President of Water Policy and Regulations - Wright Water Engineers
- May 7: Bioretention Soil Media, Vegetation, and Maintenance: Lessons learned from Green Stormwater Infrastructure research in Vermont Stephanie Hurley - Gund Fellow, Associate Professor - University of Vermont Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
- March 12: National Topics in Stormwater Relevant to Local MS4 Program Managers Seth Brown; Executive Director of the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, Principal/Founder, Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC
- February 27: Bioretention and Treatment Media: A Phosphorus Story Allen Davis - Charles A. Irish Sr. Chair in Civil Engineering; Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland
- January 16: Tree function in stormwater biofilters: The Green in Green Infrastructure Jon Hathaway - PhD, PE - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- December 19: What happens when permeable pavements freeze?Jenn Drake, University of Toronto
- November 21: Optimizing Modeling: Can We Plan our Infrastructure More Efficiently? Using Renfrew, Calgary, as a Case StudyScott Struck, Geosyntec Consultants
- October 14:Modernizing Performance Metrics for Stormwater Infrastructure Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Stevens Institute of Technology
- September 19: Innovation and Technology Evolution in Water Resources Engineering: Where are we headed and how will we get there? Marcus Quigley
- July 18: Moving from an industry of the problem to an industry of the solution: linking scientific research to decision-making and adoption approaches James Houle, UNH Stormwater Center
- June 20: Investigating the Stormwater Quantity and Quality Impacts of Urban Trees Bill Selbig, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center
- May 16: A New Dynamic Horizon in Stormwater Bridget Wadzuk, Villanova University
- April 23: It Rained Two Feet, Now What? Bill Hunt, North Carolina State University