S.A.G.E. 2017 SWPPP Seminar  - March 15th, 2017!



Seminar Topics and Speaker Presentations

Global Speaker-STORM PROGRAM-Phase II MS4
Mr. Bill Hereth, State Water Resource Control Board

El Dorado County Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Brenden Ferry, El Dorado County

LID Design and Examples
Ms. Dalia Fadl P.E., City of Sacramento, Dept. of Utilities

Achieving LID Standards, CSUS
Ms. Maureen Kerner P.E., Office of Water Programs

Elk Grove Dry Well Project
Ms. Connie Nelson, CFM, Willdan Engineering/City of Elk Grove
Barbara Washburn, PhD, OEHHA

Panel Discussion: Site Characterization Infiltration/Bioretention Design and Challenges in the Foothills
David Sederquist, CEG, CHG, Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc.
Chris Shultz, P.E., TSD Engineering

Biological Approach to Stormwater Management
Bill Roach, ASLA, LEED AP, Roach + Campbell


Participating Vendors
Basalite ~ Contech ~ Jensen Precast

S.A.G.E. 2017 SWPPP Seminar Speaker Bios and Topics Detailed

Topic: Phase II MS4 Permit:
Water in California is more vital than ever. Protecting this valuable resource from degradation is the job that the State Water Board and Regional Water Boards are gladly committed to. For this conference, I will be presenting a short synopsis of the regulations we have in place for protecting California’s water resources from urban storm water pollution. Other speakers will be presenting educational material regarding some of the more specific ways we can solve this pollution problem. I welcome the members of SAGE and look forward to their continued involvement in helping tackle the storm water pollution problems facing California today and into the future.

Speaker Bill Hereth, P.E.; State Water Resources Control Board
Bill Hereth has over 24 years of experience working in the NPDES program regulating discharges to Waters of the U.S., both for Wastewater and Stormwater. Bill graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. He was the primary author of the MS4 permit for Caltrans requiring the capture and treatment of storm water from the State’s highway system. He is currently the program manager for the Phase II MS4 permit.

Topic: LID Design and Examples: The presentation will cover Low Impact Development (LID) implementation examples in the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Region in general. The presentation will also discuss challenges with implementing LID BMPs in Sacramento and lessons learned.

Speaker: Dalia Fadl, P.E.
Dalia is a senior engineer with the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities. She has a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. Her experience has been related to the incorporation of stormwater quality features in new development and redevelopment projects, assisting agency staff and development engineers with the implementation of post-construction stormwater quality measures.

Topic: Achieving LID standards, CSUS
The City of Sacramento partnered with Facilities Management and Office of Water Programs (OWP) at Sacramento State to reduce stormwater runoff, volumes and pollutant loads discharged from the campus to the American River. The project demonstrated a range of Low Impact Development best management practices designed and constructed in accordance with the latest edition of the Sacramento regional design manual.

Speaker: Maureen Kerner, P.E.
Maureen is a registered professional engineer and holds a BS and MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Oregon State University respectively. For the last 10 years, she has served as a research engineer with OWP at California State University, Sacramento, providing assistance in stormwater management, design, construction, monitoring, and data assessment, including LID implementation.

Topic: Elk Grove Dry Well Project:
A team lead by the City of Elk Grove studied the potential environmental benefits and/or risks associated with the use of dry wells as a low impact development (LID) tool. The purpose of the project is to determine whether dry wells, in concert with other LID practices, are a cost-effective way to infiltrate stormwater, alleviate localized flooding, and recharge the aquifer without adversely affecting groundwater quality. As part of the study, two dry wells with pretreatment and associated monitoring well networks were constructed. Over 200 contaminants were analyzed in stormwater and groundwater samples collected over two years. Volatile and semi-volatile organics were rarely detected. The primary contaminants in stormwater were metals, pyrethroid pesticides, and bacteria. There was no evidence of groundwater contamination linked to the dry wells. Vadose zone modeling suggested that it would take centuries for the detected stormwater contaminants to reach the water table, and then at barely quantifiable concentrations. With appropriate pretreatment to remove stormwater contaminants and other sensible precautions, dry wells appear to be a safe and effective way to manage stormwater and recharge the aquifer. The project is located in Elk Grove, California and is funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Proposition 84 Stormwater Grant.

Speaker: Connie Nelson
Connie Nelson has over 30 years of planning and engineering experience developing a wide variety of program and projects. She has serviced in both the Public and Private sector and has worked on all aspects of program and project development. Connie brings a depth of understanding to the political, regulatory and procedural aspects of issues faced by local government staff. Her program and projects have required extensive coordination with local, county, State and federal agencies, utility companies, property owners, residents, and other key stakeholders. She has substantial knowledge and an ecological vision to work towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly drainage solutions that integrate multiple objectives including flood protection, water quality, habitat protection, education and watershed stewardship.

Speaker: Barbara Washburn
Barbara Shayne Washburn, PhD, is the lead scientist with the Ecotoxicology Program at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment at Cal/EPA. She has a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from University of California, Davis. She conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Miami Marine School, and was on the faculty of the University of Texas El Paso before moving to OEHHA 17 years ago. Her work focuses on developing tools to support ecological risk assessment. Her most recent project, the Elk Grove Dry Well Study, evaluated the risks associated with infiltrating stormwater through dry well. Barbara also serves on the Board of the Laguna Creek Watershed Council and is a member of the Valley Foothills Watershed Collaborative, one of the partners in the development of a regional stormwater resources plan.

Panel Discussion:
David Sederquist, CEG,CHG,is a Senior Engineering Geologist/Hydrogeologist with Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc. and has 27 years of experience in groundwater for resource development, contamination assessments, and groundwater control for earthwork. David has applied multiple approaches to determine the capacity of soils and rock to absorb groundwater. He will be discussing the pervasive lack of understanding of the constraints of stormwater infiltration and lack of standardization of test methodologies in California.

Chris Schulze, P.E.Chris is one of the founders and principals of TSD Engineering. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in project management, project programming, entitlements, construction drawings design, processing for approvals, bidding, and construction support services.
Speaker: Mr. Bill Roach: ASLA, LEED Accredited Professional, Licensed CA Landscape Architect and Senior manager with 20+ Years experience in the field of Landscape Architecture and Planning. Responsible for client and project management, firm / personnel management and business development. Bill’s specialties Include: Sustainable design focus for transportation, higher education, amenity-based retail, residential and entertainment developments. Expertise in multiple project delivery methods.