Date: August 29, 2016 – August 31, 2016
Location: Portland, Maine, United States

The International Low Impact Development (LID) Conference provides a national forum to present the latest developments, technologies, and case studies related to LID and green infrastructure technology. The conference will highlight new and continuing work, including research, developments, and community adoption of LID throughout the United States and internationally. For more information, visit EWRI.

Tech has been ranked #1 in Water by Engineering News-Record magazine for 13 years in a row. For 50 years, Tetra Tech has helped provide safe, abundant water supplies; effective treatment of stormwater and wastewater; flood control and restoration tools; and innovative watershed protection approaches to assess, protect, and restore our water bodies. Because Tetra Tech is involved in all phases of the water cycle, we use a truly integrated approach to manage our waters using a combination of state-of-the-art techniques and demonstrated best practices. Learn more about Tetra Tech’s water resources services.

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Conference Presentations

Tetra Tech is proud to be home to leading experts across the markets we serve. Our staff regularly share their knowledge by researching, presenting, and facilitating discussion on emerging topics in their fields.

Sunday, August 28

8:00 a.m.

Title: Green Infrastructure and LID Construction and Inspection Training
Presenters: Jason Wright, Tetra Tech; Karen Bishop, San Antonio River Authority; and William Hunt, North Carolina State University

Monday, August 29

8:30 a.m.

Track: Regulatory Developments for TMDLs, Nutrient Management, and Stormwater Permitting (Mini-Symposium)
Poster Session: Integrated Planning: Developing a Multi-Criteria Project Evaluation Tool for EPA
Presenter: John Kosco, Tetra Tech
Poster Session: How States are Regulating Stormwater Discharges: EPA’s Summary of State Post-Construction Stormwater Standards
Presenter: John Kosco, Tetra Tech

2:00 p.m.

Session: 2-6 – Adapting to Climate Change Using Green Infrastructure and LID Measures
Title: The Role of Green Infrastructure in Resilience Planning
Presenter: Russ Dudley, Tetra Tech
Title: An Integrated Planning Approach to Infrastructure Upgrades: Combining Green Infrastructure with Pumping Plants to Provide Resiliency and Treat Stormwater in the City of Los Angeles
Presenters: Chad Helmle and Jason Wright, Tetra Tech

3:45 p.m.

Session: 3-1 – Municipal Programs for Green Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and Operations (Mini-Symposium)
Title: Implementing Green Infrastructure into Municipal Programs: Removing Code and Policy Barriers in Raleigh
Presenters: Jonathan Smith, Tetra Tech; Kevin Boyer, City of Raleigh

3:45 p.m.

Session: 3-6 – Green Infrastructure and LID Case Studies
Title: Planning, Design, and Implementation Projects from the EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Program
Presenter: Martina Frey, Tetra Tech

Tuesday, August 30

8:30 a.m.

Session: 4-2 – Adapting to Climate Change Using Green Infrastructure and LID Measures
Title: An Evaluation of Gray and Green Infrastructure to Address Water Quality and Flooding in the City of Encinitas
Presenters: Jason Wright, Tetra Tech; Crystal Najera, City of Encinitas

8:30 a.m.

Session: 4-4 – Economics and Benefits of GI
Title: Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices
Presenter: John Kosco, Tetra Tech

10:30 a.m.

Session: 5-1 – Municipal Programs for Green Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and Operations (Mini-Symposium)
Title: How to Work with Stakeholders, Champions, and Dissenters in your LID Policy Program
Presenters: Troy Dorman, Tetra Tech; Karen Bishop, San Antonio River Authority

2:00 p.m.

Session: 6-2 – Adapting to Climate Change Using Green Infrastructure and LID Measures
Title: Stormwater Management Under a Changing Climate: A New Guide
Presenter: Todd Kennedy, Tetra Tech

4:00 p.m.

Session: 7-1 – Municipal Programs for Green Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and Operations (Mini-Symposium)
Title: The Detroit Green Infrastructure Program: Achieving More Than Stormwater Management
Presenter: Carol Hufnagel, Tetra Tech

4:00 p.m.

Session: 7-5 – Modeling and Tools for Green Infrastructure Planning and Design
Title: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design Criteria: Guesswork or Science Based?
Presenter: Mike Clar, Tetra Tech
Title: Optimizing Diversion Rates and Real-Time Controls to Design Smarter, Smaller Regional Solutions
Presenters: Chad Helmle, Merrill Taylor, and Brad Wardynski, Tetra Tech

Wednesday, August 31

8:30 a.m.

Session: 8-1 – Municipal Programs for Green Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and Operations (Mini-Symposium)
Title: Understanding the “human” side of new forms of green infrastructure for Detroit vacant properties
Presenter: Dan Christian, Tetra Tech

8:30 a.m.

Session: 8-2 – Adapting to Climate Change Using Green Infrastructure and LID Measures
Title: Involving Multiple Stakeholders in Identifying Green Infrastructure Strategies that Improve Climate Change Resiliency
Presenter: Martina Frey, Tetra Tech

8:30 a.m.

Session: 8-5 – Modeling and Tools for Green Infrastructure Planning and Design
Title: Setting the New Standard for Strategic TMDL Compliance: Rapid, High-Resolution Watershed Master Planning
Presenters: Chad Helmle, Brad Wardynski, and Raina Dwivedi, Tetra Tech; Andrea Demich and Drew Kleis, City of San Diego Storm Water Division