Post-Fire Watershed Protection Added to National Stormwater Conference

Jun 11, 2013, 10:55 ET from StormCon

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, and "fire season" is still ahead. But after the smoke clears and evacuation orders are lifted, how do we protect people, property, and infrastructure from post-fire erosion, debris flows, and flooding hazards before the winter rains arrive?


StormCon announces the addition of "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency Mitigation Measures Following Wildfires". This full-day course is a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from those who have played key roles in emergency post-fire efforts throughout the country. If your community is potentially impacted by wildfires, don't wait until it's too late—make plans now to attend this very special course. Details and registration are available at

StormCon fills a vital need by bringing government officials responsible for public health and safety and protecting our water supplies together with private sector engineers, consultants, project developers, and solution providers. With the increasingly urgent demand to protect our watersheds, the pollution prevention strategies and technologies being discussed and on display at StormCon should not be missed.

Participants will be key personnel from cities and counties throughout North America, and other participating organizations including Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Clemson, Omaha, Plano, Raleigh, Colorado Springs, Charlotte, Atlanta, Calgary, Seattle, Savannah, EPA, Geosyntec, AMEC, CH2M HILL, National Park Service, Home Depot, and many others. You should join us as well.

In addition to Fire & Rain, the program includes more than 125 educational sessions presented by the nation's leading stormwater experts and covers a range of material focusing on Green Infrastructure, Urban Retrofit, BMP case studies, Stormwater program management, NPDES, water-quality monitoring, Industrial Stormwater Management, Erosion & Sediment Control, the Coastal Protection Symposium, and advanced research topics. Nearly 200 vendors and service providers will exhibit stormwater-related products and equipment, the world's largest tradeshow of its kind.

StormCon offers the unparalleled opportunity to learn from the very best in the field. Classes are filling up quickly, so don't wait—register today! Course descriptions and registration information can be found at

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