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Using Partnerships to Meet Growing Stormwater Demands - Online Event

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For the past 15 years, SESWA's Annual Regional Seminar has served as an important forum for stormwater professionals to learn about innovative stormwater practices from experts, build partnerships and share best practices. This year, after much consideration and resounding support from our sponsors and speakers, SESWA converted its Seminar to an online event.  Thanks so much to our speakers, sponsors and registrants for your continued support!  

The Seminar reviewed the “How, When and Why” of utilizing public and private partnerships as an innovative approach to comply with emerging stormwater permit conditions.  The Seminar explored new methods that local governments are taking to develop beneficial relationships to finance, build, and maintain stormwater infrastructure and services. Workshop topics included:

  • The Key Principles of Successful Partnerships
  • Planning for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Exploring Funding Options via Partnerships
  • Using Partnerships to Create and Maintain Infrastructure
  • Legal Aspects of Partnerships and Model Ordinances
  • Don Bates, Osprey Initiative
  • Katie Cromwell, Raftelis
  • Kathryn Ellis, MS, EIT, McCormick Taylor
  • Joshua Gilman, PE, DWRE, Stantec Consulting Services
  • Rosemary Ginn, PE, CFM, CPMSM, City of Mobile, AL
  • Laurie Hawks, Hawks Environmental
  • Sharon Izzo, PE, City of Roswell, GA
  • William Hodgins, PE, Center for Watershed Protection
  • Kimberly Jones, MS, CEPSCI, Town of Bluffton, SC
  • Cory Rayburn, CFM, CPESC, EIT, EnvSP, City of Atlanta, GA
  • Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, NC
  • Susan Rutherford, City of Atlanta, GA
  • Jay Wozniak, PLA, LEED AP, The Trust for Public Land
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.


SESWA members received a discounted registration rate! In addition, early registrations (before February 28, 2020) received an additional early-bird discount.  Fees include access to the presentations, the online recording and continuing education. Refunds were given (minus a $25 processing fee) for cancellations received in writing prior to March 27, 2020.  

Continuing Education

Professional Engineers attending this Seminar were eligible for up to five 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.

A Special Thank You To Our Seminar Sponsors!


Advanced Drainage Systems



Coastal Construction Products

Georgia Water Tanks



Red Valve Company



United Storm Water