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.  Workshop is FREE but registration is required by 2/27.
The tenative program is below.  Please note this is subject to change.  A finalized program will be posted in the near future.
Session Topic Speakers Times
Registration 8:00 - 9:00
Welcome

Patty Thomspson
Executive Director,
Lower Merion Conservancy

Mike McCann
Director,
SJU Institute for Environmental Stewardship

9:00 - 9:15
Keynote Address Williman Penn Foundation Rep (tentative) 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, doctoral candidate
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

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.
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 will be required. Registration will open in January of 2015. 

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.

For more information, contact Mike McCann (SJU) at mmccann@sju.edu or 610-660-1146, or Patty Thompson (LMC) at patty@lmconservancy.org or at 610-645-9030.