Nation's Stormwater Experts Meet to Fight Water Pollution

US Air Force, Home Depot, Major Cities, Engineers, Universities and Others Seek Solutions for Meeting EPA Regulations at StormCon

Jun 30, 2010, 14:25 ET from Forester Media

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Surface water pollution is the subject—how to prevent it, how it travels once it has occurred, and how to filter it.  Public Works officials, engineers, commercial property executives, universities, construction, and industry professionals will be looking at leading edge methods for addressing stormwater pollution challenges at StormCon, the world's largest stormwater conference, held August 1–5, 2010, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio, TX.  Polluted stormwater runoff contaminates our rivers, lakes, and oceans; impairs our fisheries; causes beach closures; increases water treatment costs; and causes headaches for professionals working to protect our health by meeting water quality standards.

In its ninth year, StormCon will feature 100 educational sessions given by more than 150 of the nation's leading stormwater experts.  StormCon is expected to draw 1,000 municipal and government officials, consultants, executives, researchers, educators, and water quality professionals from the nation's leading companies, communities, and universities, including Home Depot, Target, US Geological Survey, US Air Force, Texas A&M, NASA, Bechtel, EPA, Brown & Caldwell, AMEC Earth & Environmental, and the University of California.  Key personnel from the cities of Dallas, Atlanta, San Diego, Calgary, Chattanooga, Baltimore, Santa Monica, Austin, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis will also be among those in attendance.  Nearly 200 vendors and service providers will exhibit stormwater-related equipment, the world's largest tradeshow of its kind.

Stormwater pollution is regulated under the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.  Violators of NPDES requirements receive heavy fines and stop work orders.

Discounted Early Bird registrations are available until July 16.  To download the conference program or register for StormCon please visit

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