Monday, August 31, and Tuesday, September 1, 2015 2-5 p.m. each day
The 2015 Public Works Stormwater Summit has so much to offer, we are holding it over two afternoons — a total of six hours of up-to-the-minute and must-know information! APWA's Water Resources Management Committee has planned a program that features the latest approaches for stormwater planning and management in North America.


Monday, August 31, 2015, 2-5:00 p.m.


Aging systems and volatile storms and weather patterns have increasingly turned the focus of public works professionals to renewing and strengthening infrastructure using sustainable and green infrastructure tactics. Day One of the summit will feature case studies about creating resilient and sustainable stormwater management systems. 
  • Review a state-of-the-art culvert inspection program designed to facilitate rehabilitation and replacement of systems before the situation becomes too expensive and risky.
  • Learn about an innovative multi-objective stormwater basin facility that generates water resource sustainability.
  • Evaluate the essential steps and technologies available for conducting a full asset inventory and effectively managing your stormwater system.
  • Examine a multi-organization collaboration between government agencies, local businesses, environmental groups, and residents to watershed health, more open space and recreational opportunities, and an increase in wildlife habitat.
  • Explore the concept of incorporating reconnection in stream restoration and floodplain management.
  • Examine the innovative approaches used to respond and manage to the major flooding that occurred in Alberta, Canada in 2014.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 2-5:00 p.m.


Day Two of the summit will focus on sustainable stormwater management strategies and best practices. Learn about practical tools and approaches that will help you with your agency's stormwater management responsibilities and obligations.
  • Learn how one agency is applying the CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) framework to manage its drainage system assets.
  • Discover how one Arizona city is using green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) strategies for stormwater management.
  • Review the lessons learned from an integrated collaborative approach for managing a shared water resource.
  • Gain an understanding of the entire roadmap for establishing a stormwater utility program.
  • Evaluate guidelines and processes for implementing green street strategies as part of your water quality infrastructure.

If you register for the full Congress, you may attend all or parts of the Public Works Stormwater Summit at no additional fee. However, if the issues being addressed in this summit are at the top of your need-to-know list and you are unable to attend the full Congress, you may register separately to attend the six-hour Public Works Stormwater Summit which will occur Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 2–5 p.m. each day. For more information or to register online go to

To register for the Public Works Stormwater Summit only, please fill out the registration form or call APWA's registration company at 708-486-0705.