Maine Stormwater Conference


Full Conference Program

Day 1: Monday, November 16

Keynote Address

What Towns Need: Observations From 25 Years on the Stormwater Beat
Chet Arnold, NEMO Program Co-Founder, Director of Outreach UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)

Water Wise Municipal Leaders

Session I – Clean Water: The Way Life Should Be
Round table discussion with Maine municipal managers


Session II – Investing in Clean Water
Maine municipal leaders and Long Creek watershed business owners
Paying for Stormwater, Nancy Gallinaro, Portland, ME

Session III – Achieving Healthy Economies, Clean Water, and Thriving Communities
Clean Water Case Study I: South Portland, ME
James Gaily, South Portland, ME

Clean Water Case Study II: Orono, ME
Belle Ryder, Orono, ME

Clean Water Case Study III: Franklin, MA
Brutus Cantoreggi, Franklin, MA

Planning & Ordinance

Session I – Planning for $uccess
Envisioning Better Communities: Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices
Randall Arendt, Greener Prospects

Plan to Save: Early adoption of enhanced local stormwater regulations could provide substantial cost savings in the Oyster River Watershed, NH
James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center; Bill Arcieri, VHB

Going Green!  The City of Newburyport’s Plan for the Future
Jennifer Lachmayr, ARCADIS


Session II – Stormwater. Where is it going?
A Retrospective Assessment of Local LID Requirements in South Portland, ME
Fred Dillon & Steve Puleo, City of South Portland, Maine

Ellsworth Rain Clouds Know No Boundaries
Michele Gagnon, City of Ellsworth, Maine

Setting the Standard: Protecting Priority Watersheds and Encouraging Responsible Development 
Jennie Franceschi, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District


Session III – Planning for Change
Examining Recent Temperature and Rainfall Trends in New England and Its Impact on Flood Frequency
David Vallee, NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center

Integrating Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessments and Criticality Analyses Into Asset Management at MDOT
Sam Merrill, GEI Consultants

Building Bath to Last: Considering Sea Level Rise when Designing the Future
Andrew Deci, City of Bath, Maine

Green Infrastructure / LID

Session I – Hittin’ The Streets With GI
Green Streets Lessons Learned from Philadelphia and New York
Fernando Pasquel & Mark Van Auken, ARCADIS

Greening the Black
Bethany Eisenberg, VHB

The Big Green Apple
Ginny Roach, CDM Smith


Session II – GI: The Next Generation
Volume Reduction in Systems Not Designed for Volume Reduction
Tom Ballestero, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Engineered Biofilter for Advanced Green Infrastructure
Daniel Bourdeau, Geosyntec

Real-time Control: The Next Generation of “Smart” Green Infrastructure
Andrea Braga, Geosyntec


Session III – Are There Holes in Porous Pavement
Panel Discussion
Tom Ballestero, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center
Bethany Eisenberg, VHB
Peter Newkirk, Maine Department of Transportation
eff Preble, Wright-Pierce

Day 2: Tuesday, November 17

Keynote Address:

Thinking Outside the Catch Basin
Ken Moraff, Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA Region 1


Session IV – Emerging Issues
Permit Coverage Not Enough?
Caroline Hampton, VHB

Healthy and Resilient Watersheds: What’s in the Way? What’s Possible?
Trish Garrigan, EPA

The Federal Government’s Approach to Climate Change
Bill DeLong, Department of Homeland Security


Session V – Stormwater: The National & Regional Perspective
National Policy Update and Stormwater Touchpoints
Brenna Mannion, National Association of Clean Water Agencies

The Great Race: New England States Forge Ahead with Stormwater Program Implementation
Richard Claytor, Horsley Witten Group


Session VI – Stormwater: The Main(e) Perspective
Panel Discussion
Mick Kuhns & Mark Bergeron, Maine DEP

Watershed Management

Session IV – What’s up in the Creek: An Update on the Long Creek Restoration Effort
Panel Discussion
Long Creek Expert Review Panel Overview
Kate McDonald, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District


Session V – Expanding the Toolbox: Approaches to Watershed Assessments
The Ability of Streams to Withstand the Effects of Urbanization
Tom Danielson, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

A Method for Subwatershed Prioritization: Sebago Lake and the Water Quality Index
Kate McDonald, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District

Defining Maximum Extent Practicable to Meet Watershed-Scale Receiving Water Quality Goals
Renee Bourdeau, Geosyntec; Rob Roseen, Horsley Witten


Session VI – The Pinch of Salt: Winter Maintenance Impacts on Water Resources
Pass the Salt, Hold the Liability
Patrick Woodbrey, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Research and BMP Installation Considerations at a Municipal Snow Dump Facility
James Houle, UNHSC; Dan Bourdeau, Geosyntec

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Bedrock Fracture Affects Chloride Transport
Mark Holden, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

LID In South Korea hosted by NE IECA

Session IV – LID Research
Investigation and Analysis of Public Perceptions for the Comprehensive Application of Low Impact Development in Korea
Seok-Hwa LIM; Mi-Hong LEE; Kyoung-Hak HYUN

Korean LID/GI Research and Verification Facility at Pusan National University
Hyunsuk SHIN

The Verification Method Used to Model LID/GI System Effectiveness at the Korean LID/GI Research Facility
Hyunsuk SHIN;Youngsu JANG; Mieun KIM; Sungje YE; Chilho NAM


Session V – LID Analysis
Challenges in Seoul Metropolitan for Restoring Urban Water Cycle
Reeho KIM; Jung-hun LEE; Daehee LEE; Muhammad SHAFIQUE

Analyzing the Changes to the Hydrologic Cycle with the Implementation of LID Techniques in Korea
Jungmin LEE; Jongsoo CHOI; Kyunam JIN; Yungsang LEE

Performance Evaluation of Permeable Pavement Systems in Korea
Hyunsuk SHIN; Jaehun AHN; Hyangseon JUNG

Analysis of Runoff Reduction and Hydrologic Cycle Utilizing LID Concepts
Jongpyo PARK; Lee KYOUNGDO; HyunSuk SHIN

Session VI – LID in the Community

Development of LID Facility Decision Support System using Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM) Method
Lee KYOUNGDO; Jongpyo PARK; Jungmin LEE; Jongsoo CHOI

Effects of Calcium Chloride on Plant Growth in LID Vegetated Roadside Low Impact Development Facilities in Korea
Eun-Yeob LEE; Kyoung-Hak HYUN

FEM Analysis of the Effect of Road Side Infiltration Swales on Structural Stability of the Road System
Jong-Suk JUNG, Jin-Woo SONG, Kyoung-Hak HYUN