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As quarter one comes to an end, the stormwater conference season is well underway. With that in mind, make sure exhibitions and expos have a priority on this year’s calendar. Stormwater conferences are the strongest investments in establishing new and improved ways to protect water, our most valuable resource. Industry conferences consist of training, networking, scouting competitors, industry trends, and discovering compliance strategies.

 With the vast amount of stormwater conferences in the United States, this task can become daunting. Instead, we wanted to help by sharing the 10 stormwater conferences we feel are worth the plane flight. Whether you are looking to be an attendee or go the extra mile and exhibit, these conferences are sure to bring great learning opportunities, handshakes with new partnerships, and experience a few beautiful cities along the way.

2018 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference

April 10, 2018 | Hub Locations: Linthicum Heights, Maryland & Falls Church, Virginia

Today’s water quality experts not only have to overcome pollution but also a world of uncertain federal funding and regulatory oversight. To restore our waterways, identifying innovative financing strategies and management solutions is more important than ever before.
 
This conference will help practitioners, regulators, water and sewer authorities and stormwater managers overcome common hurdles — from staff shortages and a lack of financial support to addressing multiple pollutant sources in mixed land use watersheds.
 
Join the Center for Watershed Protection’s 2018 National Conference on April 10th, 2018 to learn fresh ideas about funding and watershed and stormwater management!

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2018/04/10 16:56:54

IECA Great Connections

April 24 - 26, 2018 | Dubuque, Iowa | Grand River Center

Great Connections is a bi-annual conference co-organized by International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Chapters. 2018 will be hosted in Dubuque, Iowa by the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters along with the City of Dubuque’s 10th Annual Watershed and Stormwater Symposium. Bringing together contractors, stormwater professionals, designers and planners from the host chapters’ 10 states (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI, IA, KS, MO, NE, MN) and the bordering IECA chapter regions.

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2018/04/24 16:56:54

2018 Montana Storm Water Conference

May 1 - 3, 2018 | Bozeman, Montana | Best Western Plus GranTree Inn

Attendees can expect to learn about storm water program management (MS4s and Non-MS4s), water quality planning/monitoring as well as discussing BMP case studies and research. Special emphasis will also be given to sustainability with a focus on funding mechanisms, land-use planning, and green infrastructure/LID. Training sessions will expand opportunities for attendees to Learn, Network, and Participate!

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2018/05/01 16:56:54

2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference

May 9 - 11, 2018 | Sandusky, Ohio | Kalahari Resort and Conference Center

The 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference is an annual conference dedicated to advance the knowledge and understanding of comprehensive stormwater management for those dealing in all aspects of planning, design, implementation and regulatory compliance. The 2018 Conference is the 11th Annual Ohio Stormwater Conference and is being held at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center located in Sandusky Ohio. The conference will provide updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention. The 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference is a great opportunity to strengthen your skills and knowledge in an intensive workshop setting with other colleagues.
 
The 2018 Conference is the premier event for addressing municipal, industrial, and construction stormwater issues and has become one of the largest regional stormwater events in the United States. The Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and the Ohio Stormwater Association pride themselves on offering timely information on critical stormwater issues from the most influential and experienced leaders in the field.

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2018/05/09 16:56:54

Environmental Trade Fair and Conference

May 15 - 16, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Austin Conference Center

The two-day ETFC features over 100 classes on air and water permitting, oil and gas, industrial and solid waste management, compliance and enforcement, and remediation programs.

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Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference

May 21 - 23, 2018 | Chattanooga, Tennessee | The Chattanoogan

Hosted by EPA Region 4, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One
and Southeast Chapter of IECA, the Fifth Annual Municipal Wet Weather Conference (MS4) is
recognized as a key stormwater industry Conference. The MS4 Conference annually draws over 200 attendees consisting of stormwater managers, city/county professionals, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors and distributors.

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2018/05/21 16:56:54

Flordia Stormwater Association 2018 Annual Conference

June 13 - 15, 2018 | Fort Myers, Florida | Sanibel Harbour Marriott

FSA’s Annual Conference as we Celebrate 25 Years of Leadership in Stormwater! A great deal has happened since 1993 in Florida’s stormwater programs – and also in the Association! FSA has become a valuable resource to stormwater professionals in the state providing much-needed communications, research, technical assistance, involvement in the courts and legislature, training, and education. FSA’s conferences are recognized by stormwater professionals throughout Florida as key industry events and this year will be our best! If you only attend one event this year, this is the one you can’t miss!

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2018/06/13 16:56:54

StormCon

August 12 - 16, 2018 | Denver, Colorado | Colorado Convention Center

StormCon is the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals across the continent: municipal stormwater and public works managers, industrial stormwater managers, engineering consultants, regulatory personnel, watershed management professionals, and others concerned with stormwater and surface-water quality.

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CASQA's 14th Annual Conference

October 15-17, 2018 | Riverside, California | Riverside Convention Center

In 2017 over 1100 stormwater professionals were in attendance and similar numbers are expected for 2018. The conference will feature training workshops, technical sessions, and poster presentations on wide-ranging stormwater and water management topics with a focus around the conference theme, as well as the largest exposition of products and services yet held at a CASQA conference. The conference offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision-makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. You won’t want to miss it!
 
CASQA is the largest professional association dedicated to stormwater quality issues. For over a quarter century, CASQA has assisted municipalities, special districts, businesses, the state of California, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) in developing and implementing effective stormwater quality management programs in response to municipal, industrial, and construction National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit requirements.

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2018/10/15 16:56:54

SWS 2018 Conference & Exhibition

November 13 - 15, 2018 | Tinley Park, Illinois | Tinley Park Convention Center

Furthering the growth of the stormwater and erosion control industries, Storm Water Solutions (SWS), Water & Wastes Digest, and Roads & Bridges magazines, all published by Scranton Gillette Communications, partner with noted industry leader, Harry Stark, to host the SWS 2018 Conference & Exhibition, November 13-15.
 
This live event includes comprehensive storm water training sessions, exhibits, and educational seminars, providing industry professionals with efficient, responsible and economical solutions for storm water and erosion control challenges.
 
The Conference & Exhibition offers attendees the opportunity to network with other industry professionals from around the country and will be held at the Tinley Park (IL) Convention Center, located in south-suburban Chicago.

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