MS4 Conference from EPA and IECAThe 3rd Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference will be held 16 – 18 May 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. This IECA / EPA MS4 conference is jointly organized by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4.
The early bird registration deadline is today, April 15.
Join the event and contribute to the dialogue on MS4 design and implementation strategies, exemplary projects, and best practices and technologies.

IECA / EPA MS4 Topics

  • Integrated or Watershed based Permitting
  • Sustainable Development, LID and Green Infrastructure
  • TMDLs and Watershed Implementation Plans
  • Stormwater Funding, program management
  • Legal, Ordinances and Regulations
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Evaluation of Stormwater Practices and Devices
  • Inspection Methods and Technologies
  • Stream Evaluation, Restoration, and Monitoring


  • Hye Yeong Kwon: Cross Cutting Issues in Stormwater Regulation and Implementation: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck. As the Center for Watershed Protection Executive Director, Hye Yeong’s responsibilities include organizational management, fund-raising, and program development. Hye Yeong joined the Center in 1996 and combines her education and training to help lead the Center toward a multi-disciplinary strategy to protect and restore watersheds throughout the country. Her project experience has included a wide range of subjects, including environmentally sensitive site design, watershed planning, and consensus building. Hye Yeong has a B.S. in Biology, an M.S. in Management, and an MBA. Hye Yeong lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with partner Craig and children Cassie, Isa, and Rye. She enjoys the sun, fishing, eating good food, and good company.
  • Sean Ireland: EPA Region 4 Stormwater Compliance and Enforcement: MS4s and Then Some. Sean is an Environmental Engineer and an Enforcement Officer in EPA Region 4’s NPDES Permitting and Enforcement Branch in Atlanta, GA.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biological Engineering, a B.S. in Environmental Health Science, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering.
  • Andy Reese: Green Infrastructure – Coming to a Development Near You. Andy Reese is a Vice President at AMEC Foster Wheeler.  He is a PE and  LEED certified and has degrees from Cornell University, Boston University and Colorado State. He is a noted expert in Green Infrastructure and stormwater management and has worked in all 50 states in a wide variety of areas. He coauthored the best-selling textbook Municipal Stormwater Management and has been a popular speaker and writer on the subject.
  • Rain Catcher Awards. USEPA Southeast Region announces the third annual Rain Catcher Awards, presented by Jim Giattina, Water Protection Division Director, EPA Region 4, for excellence in implementation of stormwater green infrastructure projects. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Municipal, Commercial, Tribal and Neighborhood/Community levels. Winners will be announced at the joint IECA Region One, Southeast Chapter of IECA and EPA Region 4 Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on May 16-18, 2016.

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