2023 KC URBAN
STORMWATER
CONFERENCE

HYATT PLACE 

LENEXA CONFERENCE CENTER

LENEXA, KS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Dr. Robert Traver
Villanova University
 
 
ROBERT TRAVER is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University and founding Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems. He teaches courses in hydrology, hydraulics, and urban stormwater management and has spent over thirty years researching green stormwater infrastructure, aimed at improving engineering practices through understanding how climate interacts with engineering unit processes.   

 

Dr. Trisha Moore
Kansas State University
 
 
TRISHA MOORE is an Associate Professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Kansas State University where she conducts teaching and research in areas of ecological engineering and water resources management. She had her first taste of stormwater research as an undergraduate, and then later completed her PhD at North Carolina State University, where she studied constructed stormwater wetlands. Trisha’s current research is focused on understanding processes and performance of green infrastructure and other nature-based solutions, particularly as relates to water quality, quantity and other beneficial ecological services.    
Hyatt Place Lenexa and the Lenexa Conference Center will host our keynote and breakout speakers for the duration of the conference. Workshops will take place in City Center A, B, C, & D and Meeting Place 1, 2, & 3.  

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate for the KC Urban Stormwater Conference. A rate of $139/night (plus tax) is available until January 6, 2023.  

Room rate includes complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, 24-Hour fitness center, and guest parking.  

You can make your room reservation by going to the following link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/MKCZL/G-MWRC
The MARC Water Quality Public Education Committee, in cooperation with Missouri Water Environment Association and Kansas Water Environment Association, invites you to participate in the 2023 KC Urban Stormwater Conference on January 31-February 1.


The keynote presentations will be given by Dr. Robert Traver, a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University and founding Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems; and by Dr. Trisha Moore, Associate Professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Kansas State University.


Dr. Traver teaches courses in hydrology, hydraulics, and urban stormwater management and has spent over thirty years researching green stormwater infrastructure, aimed at improving engineering practices through understanding how climate interacts with engineering unit processes.


Dr. Moore conducts teaching and research in areas of ecological engineering and water resources management. Her current research is focused on understanding processes and performance of green infrastructure and other nature-based solutions.

2023 KC URBAN STORMWATER CONFERENCE   DAY 1 |           


 

Start Time End Time Room 1
Watershed/ Urban Planning & Design Tools Track 
Room 2
Civil Works Track 
Room 3
MS4 Track
11:00:00 AM  REGISTRATION OPENS
11:30:00 PM12:00:00 PMLUNCH SERVED
12:00:00 PM1:15:00 PMKEYNOTE PRESENTATION
1:15:00 PM1:30:00 PMBREAK – Room Transition
1:30:00 PM2:00:00 PMSalt Creek Floodplain Resiliency Study (Carter Hubbard, Olsson)Application of Machine Learning in Stormwater Risk Management for the JoCo Stormwater Management Program (Elango Thevar, NEER)Community Engagement and Environmental Justice in the Palestine East Neighborhood (TBD, HCA)
2:00:00 PM2:30:00 PMData Driven Decisions in Stormwater Asset Renewal (Chad Johnson, CDM Smith)Kansas City’s Levees: Argentine Main Pump Station Replacement (Jared Mewmaw, US Army Corps)Public Engagement, Pancakes and Project Delivery (Drew Mitrisin, Burns & McDonnell)
2:30:00 PM3:00:00 PMCMP Replacement Prioritization Tools (Brian Fairchild, Olsson)We Know the Problem, But Not the Solutions! Using FEMA Scoping Programs to Identify and Screen Alternatives (Kevin Kruse, JEO Consulting Group)Public Engagement, Education, and Outreach (Beth Sarver, KC Restoration School)
3:00:00 PM3:15:00 PMBREAK
3:15:00 PM3:45:00 PMHolistic Risk-Based Stormwater Project Prioritization (Heather Schmidt, JoCo Public Works)Kansas City’s Levee Project (Zach Jarchow, HNTB Corporation)Breaking Down the Final Accessibility Barriers (Mike Smith, Water Resources Solutions)
3:45:00 PM4:15:00 PMBuilding our Hydrolic Models upon Sand (Aaron Sprague, Water Resources Solutions)The Kansas City Levees: Integrating Reliability and Resilience into a Nationally Critical Levee System (Scott Mensing, US Army Corps)Asset Management of Manufactures Stormwater Treatment Devices (Cody Stewart, Black & Veatch)
4:15:00 PM4:45:00 PM2D Urban Stormwater Models (Mitchel Goedeken, Burns & McDonnell)Incorporating Qualitative Climate Change Analysis into Flood Protection Design (Erin Reinkemeyer, US Army Corps)Private Green Infrastructure Remediation (Michael Radabaugh, KC Water MS4 Division)
4:45:00 PM5:00:00 PMBREAK – Room Transition
5:00:00 PM6:30:00 PMNETWORKING/SOCIAL EVENT

 2023 KC URBAN STORMWATER CONFERENCE DAY 1  |  DAY 2

2023 KC URBAN STORMWATER CONFERENCE   DAY 2            

 

Start TimeEnd Time

Room 1

Watershed/ Urban Planning & Design Tools Track

Room 2

Civil Works Track

Room 3

MS4 Track

7:30:00 AM8:00:00 AMBREAKFAST on hightops
8:30:00 AM9:00:00 AMStormwater Design and Construction Criteria since 2003 (Chad Johnson, CDM Smith)Geotechnical Investigation for the Freeport Flood Protection Project (Charles Krolikowski, AECOM)ESCS Engineered Media Transforms Bioretention into Green Infrastructure (Corey Coffelt, Buildex Lightweight Aggregates)
9:00:00 AM9:30:00 AMDeveloping Sustainable Stormwater Policies for Small Rural Cities (Lauren Moore, Burns & McDonnell)Enhancements to USGS Flood Inundation Mapper (David, Heimann, US Geological Survey)Community Benefits from a Major Green Infrastructure Solution for Omaha (Laura Adams, Black & Veatch)
9:30:00 AM10:00:00 AMEvaluating Detention Function for Increased Community Value in Grandview, MO (Andy Sauer, Burns & McDonnell)2D Watershed Modeling: Flood Risk Identification and Beyond (Derek Hines, Stantec)Naturalization of Fassnight Creek, An Urban Success Story ( Eric Dove, HDR)
10:00:00 AM10:15:00 PMBREAK
10:15:00 AM10:45:00 AMLessons from a Stormwater Evolution (Dan Fricke, JEO Consulting Group)Leveraging HEC-RAS Models for the Real Time Hydraulic Modeling and Flood Forecasting for the JoCo Stormwater Management Program (Elango Thevar, NEER)Of Stem and Of Stone (Matthew Harper, Water Resources Solutions)
10:45:00 AM11:15:00 AMPlanning for Holistinc Stormwater Management (Heather Schmidt, JoCo Public Works)Risk Communication of Urban Stormwater and Flood through Augmented Realty (ZhiQiang Chen, UMKC)Policies and Procedures for Illicity Discharge Detention and Elimination (Christina Luebbert, Luebbert Engineering)
11:15:00 AM11:45:00 AMStream Erosion Risk Identification for Watershed Planning (Brad Schleeter, Olsson)Mitigating Westport Flooding with Innovative Multi-enefit Solutions (Andy Sauer, Burns & McDonnell)Science Based MS4 Program Implementation fo Kansas City (Cody Luebbering, Geosyntec Consultants)
11:45:00 AM12:00:00 PMBREAK – Room Transition
12:00:00 PM1:15:00 PMLUNCH
1:15:00 PM1:30:00 PMBREAK – Room Transition
1:30:00 PM2:00:00 PMSioux City Iowa: Stormwater Master Plan Case Study (Amy Dietz, Black & Veatch)Indian Creek 2D Modeling Project (Brent Johnson, Olsson)Adapting a Municipal-Focused MS4 Permit to be Transportation Relevant (Brenda Macke, Burns & McDonnell)
2:00:00 PM2:30:00 PMHolistic Stormwater Master Planning (Maria Neeland, Alfred Benesch & Company)Kansas City Urban Flood Vulnerability (JeJung Lee, UMKC)Go Beyond Water Quality Monitoring (Jing Tao, KCMO Water Services)
2:30:00 PM3:00:00 PMPhysical First! (Donald Baker, Baker) – CIVIL WORKSWhere the Damage? Why the CIP? (James Walton, KCMO Facilities Engineering)Sediment Source Study (Dr. Admin Husic)
3:00:00 PM3:15:00 PMBREAK – Room Transition
3:15:00 PM3:45:00 PMSPONSOR PITCHES
3:45:00 PM5:00:00 PMDesigning More Sustainable Stormwater Solutions for More Resilient Communities
Panel members: Andy Sauer (WEF Stormwater Green Infrastructure O&M Manual), Andrew Smith (National Trends), Lee Kellenberger (JoCo Retrospective), and Tom Jacobs (Regional SW Standards)

January 25-26, 2022

January 31-February 1, 2023

The MARC Water Quality Public Education Committee, in cooperation with Missouri Water Environment Association and Kansas Water Environment Association, invites you to participate in the 2023 KC Urban Stormwater Conference on January 31-February 1. We will continue to update this page as information on our conference schedule releases.

The MARC Water Quality Public Education Committee, in cooperation with Missouri Water Environment Association and Kansas Water Environment Association, invites you to participate in the 2023 KC Urban Stormwater Conference on January 31-February 1


We will continue to update this page as information on our conference schedule releases.



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