Water Drops

2021 Virtual


October 29
@ 10am


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.

Oct 29, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT
Zoom Conference
Join us virtually this year for the 2021 Regional Stormwater Summit in partnership with Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, Lawrence Technological University and Pure Oakland Water. This is a FREE, HALF-DAY event. Professional development hours available.

10:00 AM


10:05 AM


10:30 AM



11:00 AM






12:30 pm

Welcome and Remarks
Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner 


“Stormwater Utility Update”
Kelsey Cooke, Attorney and Special Projects Manager, Oakland County WRC
Sara Rubino, Attorney, Oakland County WRC 


“Water Infrastructure Updates from SEMCOG”
Rachael Barlock, Water Resources Engineer, SEMCOG
“Rachael will provide an overview of SEMCOG’s recent work in understanding the water infrastructure investment needs; developing a regional strategy to address stormwater and flooding issues; and preparing for legislative updates that affect the water industry.”


“Green Infrastructure Implementation – GWK and Beyond!”

Valerie Novaes, P.E., Senior Project Manager, OHM Advisors

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

Holly Donoghue, P.E., City Engineer, City of Royal Oak

Lynne Seymour, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer, Oakland County WRC


“Stormwater Funding Opportunities”
Jack Cotrone, Environmental Quality Analyst, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Phil Argiroff, Assistant Division Director, EGLE, Water Resources Division


“Vital Streets Program”
Carrie Rivette, Stormwater Superintendent, City of Grand Rapids 
”Learn about the process that lead the City of Grand Rapids to getting an income tax for Vital Streets and then how the City departments worked together to develop a toolkit that incorporates Low Impact Development into street reconstruction.”