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General Information – 2013 Ohio Stormwater Conference – May 8-10, 2013

Conference Overview

The 2013 Ohio Stormwater Conference is an annual conference dedicated to advance the knowledge and understanding of comprehensive stormwater management for those dealing in all aspects of planning, design, implementation and regulatory compliance. The 2013 Conference is the 6th Annual Ohio Stormwater Conference and is being held at the Sharonville Convention Center located in Sharonville, OH. The conference will provide updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention. The 2013 Ohio Stormwater Conference is a great opportunity to strengthen your skills and knowledge in an intensive workshop setting with other colleagues.

The 2013 Conference is the premier event for addressing municipal, industrial, and construction stormwater issues. The Ohio Stormwater Association, the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners and the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities pride themselves on offering timely information on critical stormwater issues from the most influential and experienced leaders in the field.

The 2013 Conference will present updates and the latest information regarding stormwater issues including:

  • Latest in LID and retrofitting practices
  • Regulations, Permits, and Policies
  • Case Studies on a number of stormwater related issues
  • NPDES Phase II Stormwater Issues
  • Sustainable Development
  • Stormwater Treatment
  • Modifying Public Behavior/Public Outreach
  • Scientific Advances
  • Effective BMPs
  • Meet the leading vendors of the most innovative stormwater equipment, products, services, and technology
  • Network with other stormwater professionals, engineers, and practitioners


Location for 2013 Conference

The Sharonville Convention Center, in Northern Cincinnati, provides a beautiful and contemporary location for meetings, conventions, banquets, trade shows and public events. Conveniently located 15 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, just off I-75 and I-275, the Sharonville Convention Center is easily accessible via all of the region’s highways.

Who Should Attend?

The conference has been developed by a planning committee comprised of professionals who deal with stormwater issues on a daily basis including engineers, consultants, watershed organizations, governmental organizations and academia staff. The conference is multi-disciplinary and is designed for all who have a direct stake in stormwater management, non-point source pollution or the modeling of urban water systems. Attendees include: civil and environmental engineers; landscape engineers and architects; aquatic biologists, ecologists, scientists; managers, urban geographers, and policy makers; professionals from municipal and government engineering; public works personnel; consultants; and instructors and researchers at universities and research institutes.

Continuing Education

A Certificate of Attendance will be offered to those individuals who request one on the registration form. This certificate, along with a copy of the agenda, will assist individuals needing to document professional development hours for their technical profession. We are also seeking to get approved hours from a variety of professions.

Past Conferences

The previous conferences have been held in various parts of Ohio. The goal is to move the conference to locations throughout the state. The average attendance for the conference has been 450, with the 2012 conference having an attendance of over 470.

The 2013 OH Stormwater Conference is building upon the success of the previous events. A number of organizations, agencies and companies are working collaboratively in presenting the 2013 Conference in Sharonville, Ohio. All of these collaborative partners are committed to delivering beneficial information to those who need stormwater and watershed management information. We are all pleased to provide this opportunity to communities and others to gain the knowledge and information necessary to develop a comprehensive stormwater program.

Conference Planning Committee

The Stormwater Conference Planning Committee is made up of a wide range of individuals and organizations all that have an interest in stormwater management.

These members include:

  • Harry Stark, Co-Chair City of Wadsworth, Ohio Stormwater Association, & Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners
  • John Matthews, Co-Chair ODNR, Ohio Stormwater Association
  • Jennifer Eismeier, Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities
  • Laith Alfaqih, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
  • Patekka Bannister, City of Toledo, Division of Environmental Services
  • Caitlin Botschner, Warren County
  • Amy Brennan, Chagrin River Watershed Partners
  • Ana Burns, Davey Resource Group
  • Regina Collins, City of Toledo
  • Justin Czekaj, City of Aurora, Ohio Stormwater Association, & Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners
  • Kathy Dorman, City of Mason
  • Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Heather Elmer, ODNR-OCTP
  • Stacey Faile, AECOM
  • Jason Fyffe, Ohio EPA
  • Marc Gerdeman, City of Toledo
  • Josh Herchl, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc./Hancor, Inc.
  • Kevin Kratt, Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Michael Krokonko, EMH&T
  • Kelly Kuhbander, Strand Associates, Inc.
  • Bob Lentz, Butler County Stormwater Management District, Ohio Stormwater Association
  • Michael Liptak, Enviroscience, Inc.
  • Mark McCabe, CDM
  • Joe Reitz, City of Avon Lake
  • Bryon Ringley, Stantec Consulting
  • Katie Rousseau, American Rivers
  • Mark Rufener, KEMcCartney
  • Cliff Shrive, Stantec
  • Greg Spires, Stormtech
  • Joel Thrash, JF New
  • Holly Utrata-Halcomb, Hamilton SWCD
  • Jennifer Zielinski, Biohabitats, Ohio Stormwater Association


Exhibits, Displays and Posters

The conference is an excellent forum for exhibiting equipment and products related to stormwater and water quality modeling and other information. It attracts large participation and is an ideal platform to present products to the decision makers in the field. For more exhibitor information, please click here or contact Harry Stark at [email protected]

Cancellation policy

Cancellations prior to 21 calendar days before the conference will be refunded in full. Cancellations received within 21 days but prior to 7 calendar days before the conference will forfeit 50% of the registration fee. Cancellations received less than 7 days before the conference will not be refunded.

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