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Municon 2021 Sneak Peek!

We’re still adding to the program, but here’s a preview of the great stormwater management topics we’ve lined up for MuniCon 2021. Join municipal permit-holders from across the state as we share our challenges, needs, and successes at managing and mitigating our varied infrastructure and outflows. If you work with stormwater in any capacity, you won’t want to miss out!

Keynote Speaker Announcement!

Dr. Anu Taranath brings both passion and expertise to her work as a speaker, facilitator, author, and educator. A University of Washington professor for the past 20 years, she teaches about race, gender, equity, and global literatures. As a racial equity consultant, she offers coaching, training, facilitation, and other types of partnerships. Her book “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” was named a finalist for four book awards, including the Washington State Book Award. Included in Fodor’s Travel’s “13 Books to Inspire Your Travels” and Oprah Magazine’s “Best 26 Travel Books of All Times,” Dr. Anu and her book have been profiled in YES!, AFAR, Bitch, Mindful and National Geographic magazines, as well as the “Travel with Rick Steves” radio program. Please visit www.anutaranath.com for more on Dr. Anu and her work.

Inspirational Speaker Day 2 Announcement!

 Vince McGowan leads the Water Quality Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology. He is a professional engineer with over twenty years of experience working in environmental regulation. He began his career as a consultant at a civil engineering firm then moved to Washington and started working in local government focused on stormwater management. He has spent the last ten years supporting water quality protection at Ecology. He took on the Water Quality Program Manager role in April of this year, after previously managing the permitting section within the program. 

Inspirational Speaker Day 3

 Dr. Jenifer McIntyre is an assistant professor of aquatic toxicology at the WSU School of the Environment. She is passionate about science that effects change. Her B.Sc. in environmental biology (Queen’s University, 1997) led to the ban of a pulp mill effluent used as a road dust suppressant. Her M.S. on contaminant bioaccumulation (UW, 2004) led the state Department of Health to issue a fish consumption advisory for Lake Washington. Her Ph.D. research on olfactory neurotoxicity of copper in coho salmon (UW, 2010) helped pass legislation in Washington and California that phases out metals in brake pads. Dr. McIntyre currently focuses on the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and the biological effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure. 

MuniCon 2021 is Virtual

MuniCon isn’t just for the stormwater experts, but for all levels of stormwater knowledge and experience across departments, so municipalities may engage cross-departmentally using a similar language to knowledgeably and effectively address stormwater concerns. MuniCon 2021 will be a fantastic opportunity to expand your breadth of knowledge and understanding in all things stormwater. Learn what’s new and hear what other municipalities have learned from their experiences.

Student/State Agency/Government/Stormwater Member/Permittee Price – $50

Consultant Price – $100


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While MuniCon 2021 is supported by grant partnerships, we rely on the generosity of our sponsors to help cover non-supported expenses. We’re so appreciative of our amazing sponsors at every level that help us make this conference a reality!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Contact Alyssa Herandy, WSU Professional Education (253) 445-4631 to discuss how you can provide financial support for this conference. While Municon 2021 is supported by grant partnerships, we rely on the generosity of our sponsors to help cover non-supported expenses.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW AND GOALS

The Washington Stormwater Center is pleased to announce the 2021 Washington Statewide Municipal Stormwater Conference (MuniCon). The goal of this conference is to provide the Washington municipal stormwater community an opportunity to communicate, coordinate, and exchange approaches and tools for addressing priority issues and challenges faced by municipal stormwater permittees in Eastern and Western Washington. MuniCon 2021 is scheduled for April 5 – 8, 2021 as a virtual (web-based) conference.