Thursday, July 18 • 3:30pm - 5:10pm
EE. Advanced Stormwater Treatment BMPs to Reduce Runoff Volumes and Nutrients in Surface Water Discharge

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Green, low impact development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) can provide multiple benefits of runoff and pollutant load reduction, aquifer recharge, flood mitigation, reduced freshwater discharges, temperature moderation, reduced water supply consumption for irrigation, shade and habitat, and life cycle cost savings. Traditional stormwater BMPs have varying effectiveness in reducing runoff and nutrient discharges to Florida’s surface waters. Increases in freshwater runoff and nutrient discharges contribute to the list of Florida’s surface waters that are designated as impaired. Excess nutrients also feed harmful algae blooms.  Advanced stormwater treatment BMPs can be used in conjunction with, or in lieu of traditional stormwater treatment practices in a BMP Treatment Train to increase runoff capture and nutrient reduction efficiencies.  Some local governments and private developers are already implementing these advanced stormwater treatment BMPs.  This session will provide an update to policy makers, developers, designers, and other community stakeholders on applications of both green LID and advanced stormwater treatment BMPs that can help reduce excess nutrients in stormwater and better protect Florida’s surface waters.  

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Michael Hardin

Water Resources Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants
Dr. Hardin is a graduate from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is a licensed professional engineer (PE). Prior to joining Geosyntec Consultants, Mike spent the previous nine years as a research associate and lab manager at UCF’s Stormwater Management Academy’s Erosion... Read More →

Stephen Suau

Managing Partner, Progressive Water Resources, LLC
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Marty Wanielista

Professor of Engineering, Stormwater Management, University of Central Florida
Marty Wanielista is professor emeritus at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is the founding director of the Stormwater Management Academy, former dean of engineering and professor at UCF. His research interest is in the removal of nutrients from stormwater and wastewater... Read More →

David Kramer

Surface Water Manager, Southwest Florida Water Management District
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Michael Schmidt

Senior Vice President, CDM Smith
I have 35 years experience working on over 380 water resource, stormwater, flood control, ecosystem restoration, TMDL, NPDES, civil works, and coastal resilience planning an design projects in 31 States and eight countries around the world.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 5:10pm
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