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Thank you
      for attending!



October 21
at LTU's University
Technology and learning

The Regional Stormwater Summit is a Southeast Michigan regional gathering of government, industry, and community stakeholders interested in learning and sharing the latest technologies, new rules, and collaborative efforts around stormwater issues.

This year we will be back in person! Join us at Lawrence Technological University for a series of presentations from stormwater professionals in Southeast Michigan.

For questions or more information,
please contact Jacy Garrison at

 12:00 pm       lunch 
 8:00 am        Registration 
Welcome and Remarks
  • Dr. Nabil Grace, Dean of Engineering, LTU

  • Dr. Tarek M. Sobh, President, LTU

  • Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

  • Dr. Donald Carpenter, P.E., Principal, Drummond Carpenter and Director of the Great Lakes Stormwater Institute, LTU

Keynote Speaker

“Stormwater Management in Pittsburgh – the PWSA Story”​

Tony Igwe, P.E., Senior Group Manager, Stormwater, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

“Optimizing Climate Resilience and Stormwater Management with Nature-Based Design”

  • Scott Dierks, P.E., Senior Water Resources Engineer, GEI 

  • Patrick Judd, PLA, ASLA, Senior Manager, ECT​

 10:45 am       networking break 

“Stormwater and Sustainability Initiatives in Oakland County”

  • Lynne Seymour, P.E., Chief Engineer, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office​ (OCWRC)

  • Joel Kohn, Environmental Planner, OCWRC

  • Stephanie Petriello, Environmental Planner, OCWRC

“Funding Updates from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund”

  • Jessica Ferris, Finance Division, Water Infrastructure Funding & Financing, EGLE

  • Dan Beauchamp, Water Resources Division, Municipal Permits Unit, EGLE


“Adapting to New Stormwater Rules: Impacts on Site Design in Southeast Michigan”

  • Dr. Don Carpenter, P.E., Drummond Carpenter

  • Greg Kacvinsky, P.E., OHM Advisors

 9:00 am 
 9:15 am 
 10:00 am 
 11:00 am 
 11:00 am 
UTC Gallery

Non-profit Updates

  • Dallas Ford, Friends of the Rouge

  • Chris Bobryk, Clinton River Watershed Council

  • Jon Weyhrauch, Reroot Pontiac

 1:00 pm 
 1:00 pm 
 2:00 pm        networking break 

“In-depth Look at the Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility’s Biosolids Project and the Need for Climate Change Mitigation Efforts”

  • Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

 2:15 pm 

“Planning for Healing at the Detroit Zoo: A Framework for Sustainable Stormwater Management to Effect Watershed Regeneration”

  • Andy McDowell, Sustainability Coordinator, Detroit Zoological Society​

 2:30 pm 
 3:00 pm        Closing Remarks 
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