News | May 14, 2014

Stormwater Professionals Face Surface Water Quality Deadline


Portland, OR /PRNewswire/ - Water protection experts will gather at the Oregon Convention Center August 3 - 7 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2014 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers, educators, EPA staff, property executives, and other water quality professionals under one roof to focus on this critically important topic.

Water quality programs include state and federal permit requirements related to stormwater runoff including management of public education, illicit discharges, erosion control, post-development runoff BMPs, system maintenance, water quality monitoring, data analysis, and reporting. Drainage and flood control programs include operational maintenance of drainage systems, planning and construction of capital improvements, and basic knowledge of flood plain management.

Many attendees will raise their status and future earnings by training and then testing for a highly coveted professional certification. With a majority of the testing applications due by July 6th, registrations are pouring in. The courses and certifications include:

  • Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ®)
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC®) 
  • Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI™)
  • Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC®) 
  • Certified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S™)

StormCon fills an increasingly urgent need by bringing government officials responsible for public health & safety and protecting our water supplies together with private sector engineers, consultants and solution providers. 

Each year we design the program to address the most relevant issues, while at the same time addressing the needs of newcomers who have recently joined the fight over surface-water quality and habitat restoration.

The multi-track curriculum features over 160 educational sessions presented by leading Stormwater experts and covers topics focusing on BMP case studies, Green Infrastructure, Stormwater program management, NPDES, water-quality monitoring, and Industrial Stormwater. Nearly 200 companies exhibit Stormwater-related products and equipment, the world's largest tradeshow of its kind.

The Conference Program with course descriptions and registration information is online at StormCon and available for downloadhere (PDF).

Registration is open, but classes are filling up quickly. Join us! View the program and register today at

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