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The Seminar provided a deep dive into how Operations and Maintenance (O&M) best practices can improve water quality and resiliency, and lower compliance costs for your MS4 permit. The Seminar reviewed the role of O&M in meeting MS4 permit requirements, in Asset Management, in best practices after construction, in Green Infrastructure practices, and in the use of GIS and databases in O&M.

Speakers
John Aldrich, Senior Project Manager
CDM Smith

Robert Brown, PhD, PE, Senior Water Resources Engineer
Goodwyn Mills Cawood

John Butler, Outreach Manager
Gwinnett County, GA

Anna Griggs, Director Client Management
Stormwater Investment Group

James Lawrence, Inspection Task Manager
Woolpert

Andrew Martin, Civil Engineering Dept. Manager
ESP Associates

Craig Miller, QEP, MS4 Permit Supervisor
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, NC

Barbara Moranta, PE, PMP, Engineering Supervisor
City of Raleigh, NC

Haley Parent, Water Resources Agent
Clemson University Cooperative Extension, SC

Richard Washington Jr., PE, CFM, Project Manager
Woolpert

Who Attended?

Local and state engineers and stormwater managers, directors of public works, policy-makers and regulators; civil and environmental engineers; landscape architects and consultants; and, environmentalists and interested citizens.

Registration

The registration fee included access to all Seminar materials, a morning coffee break, a boxed lunch, and an afternoon break. SESWA members received a discounted registration rate! There was also an early-bird discount for all registrations received before March 4, 2022. Please note that registration capacity was limited.

Refunds were given (minus a $25 processing fee) for cancellations received in writing prior to April 8, 2022.  There were no refunds granted after April 8, 2022.

  Early Bird Rate
(On or before March 4th)
Regular Rate
   (After March 4th)  
Member ($50 discount) $129 $199
Non- Member $179 $249


Continuing Education
Professional Engineers attending the seminar were eligible for up to five (5) continuing education credits.  SESWA offers continuing education for Professional Engineers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Of these states, Florida and North Carolina require that continuing education providers be approved in advance.  SESWA is an approved provider for Florida (#0004288) and North Carolina.

Hotel
The seminar was held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.  A block of rooms is reserved at a rate of $160/night.  The deadline to receive the discounted room rate was April 4, 2022.  Book online or call 1-888-627-8407 for room reservations and be sure to mention SESWA to receive the discounted rate.

Transportation & Parking
Please contact the Westin Perimeter North at 770-395-3900 and ask for the Concierge for suggestions on transportation to the hotel.  Self-parking was $5/day for all SESWA delegates.

Event Safety Guidelines
The health and safety of all visitors to SESWA events remains our top priority. We closely monitor government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all SESWA seminar attendees.

Face Coverings - We will continue to follow CDC, local, and Westin Hotel guidelines. We highly recommend that all participants wear a mask at all Seminar events.

Hand Sanitizer Stations - Hand sanitizer dispensers will be deployed throughout the event space.

Spacing Measures - Social distancing practices will be implemented according to all venue, local and state guidelines.

No Contact Policy - To assist in minimizing potential physical contact, elbow bumps are a great alternative to handshakes.  We recommend all attendees and exhibitors socially distance when appropriate.

Hygiene Practices - We encourage frequent and through hand washing (or use of hand sanitizer), avoiding touching of face, and disinfecting touched items.  Please cover your cough or sneeze and stay home if you are sick.

Vaccinations - We highly recommend that all attendees and exhibitors be fully vaccinated.

Food & Beverage – Individual servings and grab-an-go pre-packaged boxes will be provided to allow participants to take meals to an area they feel most comfortable. Participants should avoid sharing food and utensils.