Maine Stormwater Conference

Call for Abstracts

The Maine Stormwater Conference planning committee is currently accepting abstracts for our 2017 conference, taking place on October 23-24 in Portland, Maine.

Abstract submission deadline: April 7, 2017
Online submission link:

Conference date: October 23-24, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

Audience: Municipal staff & officials (Councilors, managers, planners, CEOs, engineers, DPW directors, etc.), Regional Planning Commissions; state employees (MaineDOT, MTA, DEP); stormwater managers; consulting engineers and scientists; non-profit organizations; and academics

Stormwater is the greatest threat to Maine’s rivers, streams, lakes, and bays. Many communities in Maine and around New England have found that collaborating with public and private entities has helped them make strides in their efforts to protect and restore water resources. This conference showcases effective planning, design, maintenance, and funding approaches to address stormwater runoff quantity and quality and habitat challenges. The 2017 conference will have a focus on collaboration and partnerships that help municipalities and other groups achieve their clean water goals.

Attendance at both the 2013 and 2015 Maine Stormwater Conferences exceeded 300 professionals, including municipal managers, state and federal employees, engineers, consultants, and researchers. The success of the conferences was largely due to the presentations and discussions on key topics within the following topic areas:

  1. Stormwater in your Municipality – Modeling, Monitoring, and Outreach
  2. Stormwater Challenges at the Planning and Ordinance Level
  3. Funding, Partnerships, and Collaboration
  4. BMPs – Design, Installation, and Maintenance
  5. Stormwater Policy – Local to Federal
  6. Going Green and Managing Development Impacts

To continue the success in 2017, the planning committee is seeking presentations that highlight real-world experiences and applications relating to the tracks listed above and the following topics:

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Economic value of clean water, flooding control, etc.
  • Opportunities for regional consistency (ordinances, development standards, etc.)
  • Regional collaboration
  • Development review
  • Outreach & messaging
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Living shorelines
  • Bioengineering
  • Geomorphology
  • Stream connectivity
  • Water quality/modeling/monitoring
  • Watershed planning, protection, and restoration
  • Construction and post-construction BMP inspections
  • BMP lifecycle costs, including design, installation, and maintenance
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Pollutant source control
  • Winter maintenance
  • CSOs
  • Asset Management
  • Resiliency

Guidelines for Abstracts

  • Provide a creative title that accurately summarizes the subject of the presentation.
  • Indicate name(s) and affiliation(s) of all authors (include phone and e-mail). Collaboration across disciplines is preferred.
  • Provide a biography for presenting author(s). (500 characters, max)
  • Provide an abstract that includes the purpose, significant results, lessons learned, and main conclusion of work. (1500 characters, max)
  • Indicate relevant topic area(s).

Abstracts must be submitted online by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Up to two speakers per presentation will receive 10% off their conference registration.

The Maine Stormwater Conference planning committee reserves the right to accept any or none of the submitted abstracts. Incomplete abstracts will not be considered.