2016 Symposium Agenda

March 7 - March 9, 2016
Day 1
March 7 2016


• An in-depth look at permeable pavement from current regional research and practical perspectives
• An overview of successful LID projects from an applied case study perspective

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Steven I. Apfelbaum, M.S.
John T. Kevern, PhD, PE, FACI, LEED AP

Networking Reception

• Free event at Kaneko Gallery from 5:30-7:30

Day 2
March 8 2016

Symposium Registration

On-line registration is available through March 4th. You may register at the door but only checks will be accepted.

Session One: Keynote Session

3 Speakers from City of Omaha, Kent State University and the EPA focusing on Applied, Research & Policy
Reid R. Coffman, Ph.D.
Mark Matthews
Jim Theiler, P.E.

Session Two

10:30 AM
Research Track: Technical Questions Facing Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure by Jason Vogel, Associate Professor and Stormwater Specialist, Oklahoma State University
Policy, Education, Technology Track: Rethinking Teaching and Learning Stormwater Practices: A National Resource for Professionals by Kathryn Pekarek, Associate Extension Educator, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Applied LID Track: Omaha’s Program for Incorporation of Green Infrastructure to Control CSOs by Patricia Nelson, Vice President/Principal Technologist, CH2M

11:00 AM
Research Track: Lighter, Cheaper, Cleaner, More Biodiverse Green Roof for the Great Plains by Richard Sutton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Policy, Education, Technology Track: High-intensity Rain Events in a Low-Impact Urban Residential Development by Jeanne Homer, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University
Applied LID Track: Retrofit of Permeable Pavement to Improve Storage Benefits in a Combined Sanitary Sewershed by Scott Struck, Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

Keynote Speaker

Michael Clar, P.E., DWRE, CFM

Session Three

1:00 PM
Research Track: Understanding the Relationship Between Urban Best Management Practices and Ecosystem Services by Kelsey McDonough, Kansas State University
Policy, Education, Technology Track: Overcoming Design Waste with Clear Visualization of Green Infrastructure Design by Zach Sample, XP Solutions
Applied LID Track: Utilizing Innovative Monitoring Techniques to Better Understand Green Infrastructure by Andy Sauer, Green Infrastucture and Stormwater Manager, Burns & McDonnell

1:30 PM
Research Track: Bioretention Cell Retrofits in a Suburban Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, OK by Alex McLemore, Research Engineer, Oklahoma State University
Policy, Education, Technology Track: Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) of Stormwater Infrastructure – How the Internet of Things Can Help Communities Better Manage Urban Stormwater Impacts by Matt Willis, Regional Sales Manager, OptiRTC
Applied LID Track: Accounting for Green Infrastructure Performance Through Collaborative Monitoring in Omaha, Nebraska by David Rus, Hydrologist, US Geological Survey

2:00 PM
Research Track: Using Fly Ash in Bioretention Cells to Remove Phosphorous from Stormwater by Glenn Brown, Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University
Policy, Education, Technology Track: Promote Low Impact Development through Integrating Complex Environmental Data and Citizen Science with Mobile Information Platform by Zhenghong Tang, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Applied LID Track: Can working together result in better designs for LID projects? by Steven Apfelbaum, Senior Ecologist, Board Chairman/Founder, Applied Ecological Services, Inc.

Session Four

3:00 PM
Research Track: Field Club Trail Green Infrastructure by Carol Hufnagel, Natl Wet Weather Practice Leader, Tetra Tech
Policy, Education, Technology Track: Permeable Articulating Concrete Block Paving System by Brian Williams, Stormwater Products Specialist, ASP Enterprises, Inc.
Applied LID Track: Design and Construction of Centralized Green Infrastructure for CSO Control by Jason Garder, Environmental Engineer, CDM Smithl

3:30 PM
Research Track: Plans for Three Experimental Multiple-Species Green Roof Systems in the Flint Hills Eco-Region by Lee Skabelund, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
Policy, Education, Technology Track: 2nd Generation Green Infrastructure by Scott Gorneau, National Manager – Stormwater Systems, Convergent Water Technologies
Applied LID Track: Carex -The Perfect Bioretention Plant by Alan Weiss, President, Papio Valley Nursery

4:00 PM
Research Track: Focus on Health: The Intersection of Well-Being and Low Impact Development by Matthew Schafer, Landscape Architect/Studio Manager. studioINSITE
Policy, Education, Technology Track: Subsurface Stormwater BMP’s by Tim Ritchie, Allied Product Manager, Advanced Drainage Systems Inc
Applied LID Track: Hell Creek – Stream Rehab in the Urban Environment Provides a Second Chance for LID by Emily Holtzclaw, Senior Project Manager, CH2M

Great Plains LID Design Competition Awards Event

4:30 - 5:30 Reception
5:30 - 6:30 Finalist Presentations
6:30 - 7:00 Break, Calculate Final Scores
7:00 - Awards Presentation
7:30 - Event Ends
Day 3
March 9 2016

LID Project Tour

The Omaha LID Project Tour will provide a great opportunity to see how the City of Omaha is utilizing and pushing the application of LID. This includes real-time control permeable pavements, bioretention systems, hybrid bioswale + bioretention systems, wetlands, and more!