This session will focus on what Bay stakeholders want to see in the next generation of stormwater design criteria, using our #1 BMP (bioretention) as a case study. A panel of design gurus, both silverbacks and young guns, will present their recommendations on how to make our practices more effective, resilient and sustainable, as well as the best process to get them adopted at the local or state level. The webcast will be opened to all stormwater geeks to add their two cents to this important conversation.
Dave Hirschman (Hirschman Water and Environment)
David J. Hirschman manages Hirschman Water & Environment, LLC, a consulting firm located in Charlottesville, VA, specializing in water resources planning and management. He has thirty-seven years of experience with stormwater and water resources management in the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors. Hirschman has worked in numerous locations, developing stormwater and green infrastructure design manuals and specifications, leading watershed management programs, designing green infrastructure projects, developing natural resources master plans, and orchestrating numerous trainings and workshops.
Kelly Lindow (Cityscape Engineering)
Kelly Lindow is the founding principal of Cityscape Engineering. Kelly is a Professional Civil Engineer with 14 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors working on stormwater practice design, green infrastructure, watershed planning, local NPDES program development and implementation & community engagement. She has designed and managed stormwater, watershed, and site renovation projects nationally and is well versed in local environmental permit requirements and procedures. Kelly has conducted workshops, webinars, and trainings on a wide range of stormwater topics. She has successfully supported and secured numerous grants for restoration projects in Baltimore City. Kelly serves on the ASCE-EWRI Urban Water Resources Research Council and is editor of the ASCE Publication Permeable Pavements. Kelly founded CityScape in January 2014.
Dr. Jon Hathaway (UT-Knoxville)
Dr. Hathaway received his PhD from North Carolina State University in 2010, where he studied the fate, transport, and removal of indicator bacteria in urban stormwater runoff. After a brief research fellowship at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and nearly two and half years at one of the nation’s leading ecological design and consulting firms, he joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hathaway is a 2016 recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, currently holds his department’s Goodpasture Endowed Faculty award, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Engineering. He is an elected member of both the ASCE EWRI Urban Water Resources Research Council Core Group and the International Water Association Joint Committee on Urban Drainage.
Ted Scott (SMC)
Mr. Scott is the founder and Executive Vice President of Stormwater Maintenance, LLC (SMC) and the founder and Managing Member of Stormwater Management, LLC. (SML). He is a Professional Civil Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in water resources engineering, site and stormwater management design, maintenance, inspection, construction, and repairs. He is known as an industry leader on stormwater issues as related to existing infrastructure. Mr. Scott’s experience includes the design of hundreds of stormwater facilities of all types and oversight of the operations and maintenance (O&M) of thousands of stormwater facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Scott Crafton (VDOT Maintenance)
Scott, a Virginia Tech graduate and registered Landscape Architect in Virginia, retired in June 2006 as Assistant Director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), after 30 years of state service largely related to stormwater management regulatory programs and Chesapeake Bay restoration, achieving senior management and executive positions.
Scott has authored or assisted in developing stormwater-related laws and regulations, technical and regulatory handbooks, BMP design specifications, and papers, articles and conference/workshop presentations around the U.S. and, particularly, in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Since retirement, Scott has worked as a consultant in his own company, Stormwater Resources LLC and for Louis Berger, and has worked part-time on stormwater-related projects for DCR and the Virginia DEQ, including helping to establish a web-based Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse.
Currently he is working for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Maintenance Division as MS4 Program Manager, helping them with MS4 permit compliance and management of their vast statewide inventory of stormwater BMPs.