Committees

Education

The education committee’s purpose is to help provide educational opportunities to stormwater professionals throughout the State of Ohio. This includes putting on workshops, collaborating with other entities on existing programs, sponsor events, and to market other educational programs being conducted throughout the State of Ohio. The education committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 11 am. We welcome more members; please contact Felicia Graham at 937-333-8598 or via email ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining this committee.

Marketing

The marketing committee’s purpose is to promote OSWA through brochures, displays, and member communications as well as providing guidance to the board and other board committees.

Currently our activities include:

  1. Increasing membership through WMAO
  2. Increasing visibility through displays and information at other statewide events and conferences
  3. Increasing visibility and member communication through Facebook and the OSWA website
  4. Promoting the Ohio Stormwater Conference

We welcome more members; please contact Kelsey Richards at 937-225-6375 or via email ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining this committee.

Transportation

OSWAs Transportation sub-committee provides members with a platform to present, discuss and engage in transportation storm water and water quality issues that we face addressing storm water runoff from linear transportation systems. This is an open forum type committee that encourages discussion and sharing of topics, lessons learned and solutions for others to hear and learn from. The committee has a transportation track as part of the annual conference and members are encouraged to submit abstracts/white papers on transportation storm water issues and to participate in an open round table discussion on current stormwater or water quality issues at the conference.

Should you have an interest in the committee or have questions please follow up with Mark McCabe at 614-221-0678 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Industrial

The Industrial sub-committee is focused on current regulatory updates and permitting issues as they pertain to industrial sites across Ohio. The sub-committee provides members with an opportunity to present and discuss issues related to storm water runoff from various industrial settings. This is an open forum type committee that provides information, encourages discussion, topic sharing, lessons learned and solutions so that others may hear and learn. We gladly welcome additional members to assist in these efforts as well as bring valuable and diverse perspectives to our group. Please contact Ray Hahn at 419-214-4405 or via email ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining this committee.

Regulatory

OSWAs Regulatory sub-committee is focused on current regulatory updates, case law and permitting issues that affect the status and function of our stormwater partners and communities.

The committee meets the fourth Thursday, monthly from 3-4 pm via video conferencing and is an open forum committee that encourages collaboration and discussion sharing topics, lessons learned and solutions for others to hear from around the state.

The committee has a regulatory track as part of the annual conference and members are encouraged to submit abstracts/white papers/ review comments on current and proposed regulatory issues and to participate in an open round table discussion on current stormwater or water quality issues at the OSWA stormwater conference.

Contact: Chair – David Reutter at [email protected], 614-486-9613 ext 127.

Extreme Weather    

Based on feedback and interest from the OSWA membership, the Extreme Weather Committee has been created to provide an outlet for stormwater professionals to share information, ideas and resources related to extreme weather and climate change concerns throughout the State of Ohio. From urban to more rural flooding, our storm events are changing.  As stormwater professionals we are the front line folks that raise awareness in our communities.

The Extreme Weather Committee will focus on collecting and sharing quantifiable data and information on changes in storm event frequency, impacts and intensity over the past 10 years.  The committee will coordinate with the Education Committee to put on at least one webinar a year.  We are interested in having a diverse group of professionals interested in extreme weather events and how these interplay with stormwater run-off and stormwater management. Our committee goal is to meet quarterly initially.

If you are interested in learning more about this committee or want to be a part of this committee please reach out to the current Committee Chair, Kari Mackenbach, CFM, BCES, ENV SP, Vice President  ms consultants, inc. c: 614-420-5936;  e: [email protected]

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