This session will describe how the traditional model of stormwater disposal has given way the evolution of on-site storage, pollutant and nutrient removal, pervious paving and much more. In a very short time, we have totally reversed past practices that treated stormwater as a waste product—and that is very good news!
Stormwater management has been called the last frontier in the business of water. For obvious reasons the drinking water and wastewater industries matured much earlier, but only recently has the full impact of stormwater runoff been thoroughly understood.
The future of stormwater management is firmly grounded in sustainable practices, including minimizing any negative impacts of land use and development, and understanding the positive results when sound planning and construction are carefully employed.
Speaker: Peter Hanrahan
Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 43 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Taiwan, Canada and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.
His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.
He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois.
Peter has also assisted with the updating and development of erosion control handbooks for the State of Rhode Island, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.