About Us

The Southeast Stormwater Association was formed in 2005 to assist stormwater professionals in the southeast as they seek solutions to surface water quality and stormwater management challenges. SESWA’s boundaries  mirror those of EPA Region IV and include the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. With a primary focus on services to stormwater professionals in city and county governments, membership is also available to those in state, regional and local  governments, the private sector, non-profit organizations and academia.

SESWA is the only regional stormwater association dedicated to improving surface water quality and advancing the interests of stormwater professionals and programs. 

Rain Garden Project at Charlotte's One Water Facility
Photo submitted by City of Charlotte, NC


  • To provide the “best-of-the-best” education and training for stormwater professionals.

  • To be an advocate for the interests of stormwater programs in the decision-making processes of regulatory agencies and the courts.

  • To research, collect and distribute information about stormwater management practices, water quality, and the creation/operation of stormwater utilities and other financing mechanisms.

  • To promote and enhance the effective management and operation of stormwater management systems.

Residential SCM in Morrisville, NC
Photo submitted by Town of Morrisville, NC