Editor’s Comments: Seattle on the Horizon

Sept. 19, 2016

Are you familiar with the new ASCE standard for permeable pavements? Do you know how many gallons of water an average tree canopy can hold after a storm? Can you name 10 emerging trends in stormwater management? Do you know where to go during a tornado in downtown Indianapolis?

If you attended StormCon in Indianapolis in August, you probably have the answers to those questions. More than 130 different presentations and 170 exhibitors at the conference gave attendees many new ideas to think about and new technologies to explore. If you missed this year’s conference, you can still catch some of the action in our next two issues of Stormwater, where we will be publishing articles based on some of the presentations.

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All of us at Forester Media give a big thank you to everyone who participated and made StormCon a success: our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and especially our attendees. I also want to give a special mention to the many people who volunteered this year as session moderators. Many of them took on several sessions, and a few have been attending the conference and moderating for years. They keep things running smoothly, and we couldn’t do it without them:

Jade Bilyeu, Floyd County, IN, Soil and Water Conservation District
Steve Dadio, Cedarville Engineering Group
Richard Dewitt, City of Franklin, IN
Michael Dorsett, Indiana University
Dave Drullinger, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Heather Goold, Forester Media
Kent Holm, Douglas County, NE, Environmental Services
Fred Kraekel, Hydro International
Rohan Lilauwala, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Katie Norris, City of Dayton, OH
Ethan Olson, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Steven Peck, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Traci Powell, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Arturo Santiago, Forester Media
Ericka Schmid, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Blaine Stand, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
John Trotti, Forester Media
Brian Wagner, KCI Technologies
Henry Waldman, Forester Media
Samantha Wickizer, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Brian Wolff, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Steve Yageiski, Town of Cumberland, IN

The next StormCon will be in Seattle, WA, August 27–31, 2017. Keep an eye on our website, www.StormCon.com, for updates on the conference and for our call for papers, which will be on the site soon. The conference will include six tracks: BMP Case Studies, Green Infrastructure, Stormwater Program Management, Water-Quality Monitoring, Advanced Research, and Industrial Stormwater Management. Details of the tracks and an online form to submit abstracts will be available on the website. You can sign up on the site to receive email notification of upcoming developments.