College of Arts & Sciences

CAS Associate Dean's Office

2015 Stormwater Management Workshop

Stewarding the Future of Clean Water:  A Workshop on Implementing and Investing in Stormwater Management

The 2015 Storm Water Management Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 12th, on the Saint Joseph's University campus. 

Organized by Saint Joseph's University and The Lower Merion Conservancy

Join the Lower Merion Conservancy and Saint Joseph’s University for the 5th annual Stormwater Workshop. This year’s theme, Stewarding the Future of Clean Water, address ways to implement stormwater management projects successfully while creating community and municipal engagement. Sessions will cover a variety of topics from financing stormwater infrastructure to monitoring projects success and long-term care and maintenance. Municipal Staff can earn MCM6 credit for attending.  The workshop is FREE but registration is required by 2/27.

You can download the eflier announcement for the workshop here as a pdf.

The workshop program is shown below.
Session Topic Speakers Times
Registration 8:00 - 9:00

Patty Thomspson,
Executive Director,
Lower Merion Conservancy

Mike McCann
SJU Institute for Environmental Stewardship

9:00 - 9:15
Keynote Address Nathan Boon,
Program Officer,
William Penn Foundation
9:15 - 10:00
Session I Public Land Stewardship

Nina Bisbee,
Vice President of Facilities,
The Philadelphia Zoo

Emma Melvin,
ISA certified Arborist
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Liesel Schwarz,
Sustainability Manager,
Villanova University

10:00 - 11:00
Coffe Break 11:00 - 11:15
Session II Monitoring Water Quality

Laura Toran, Ph.D.
Weeks Chair in Environmental Geology,
and Trevor Klein, M.S. Student
Temple University

Patrick Herron, Ph.D.,
Water Quality Monitoring Director,
Mystic River Watershed Association

Stephanie Figary,
Water Quality Program Manager,
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association

11:15 - 12:15
Lunch 12:15 - 1:15
Session III Financing and Success Stories

Charlotte Katzenmoyer,
Director of Public Works,
The City of Lancaster

Larry Levine,
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Sarah Dougherty,
Welch Environmental Innovation Fellow,
Natural Resources Defencse Council

Nathan Walker,
Water Resources Planner,
Amec Foster Wheeler

1:15 - 2:15
Coffe Break 2:15 - 2:30
Session IV Municipal Engagement

Dee Ross,
Watershed Coordinator,
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc.

Mike Helbing,
Staff attorney,
Penn Future

2:30 - 3:15
Wrap Up 3:15 - 3:30

As always, the workshop is free and open to everyone who is interested. Advanced registration is required. Registration closes on February 27th.

An on-line map of the Saint Joseph's University Campus is available here. The Campion Student Center is building #15 on this map. Free parking will be available in the Hawk's Landing parking structure (#52 on the map).  There will be a shuttle van running from the parking structure to the Campion Building from 8 - 9 am and from 3:30 - 3:45 pm.

The workshop is free and open to the public thanks to a grant from the William Penn Foundation and the support of Saint Joseph's University and the Lower Merion Conservancy.