January 31, 2018 Training Forum
A Winter Training and Education Forum learning the intersections between stormwater, salmon recovery, and urban growth at a participatory workshop highlighting applicable tools.
A Future for Stormwater Management in Puget Sound was a pilot project funded through the Bullitt Foundation as part of their commitment to transforming the “Emerald Corridor” into a global model of urban sustainability. The Washington Stormwater Center (WSC), along with its regional advisory team of agencies, jurisdictions, and practitioners, hosted a targeted winter training forum on the complex challenge of meeting growth management and stormwater goals while restoring salmon habitat. The purpose of the forum was to work through discussions, charrettes, and resources addressing urban problems and three root causes: increases in toxic and eroding stormwater runoff, urban sprawl encroaching on healthy natural spaces, and the decline of healthy salmon populations.
- The Future of Stormwater Management (Michael Rylko, U.S. EPA)
- Growth and Development (Erika Harris, Puget Sound Regional Council )
- Salmon Recovery and Stormwater (Val Streeter, Tulalip Tribes)
- Stormwater Management (Angela Gallardo and Jenifer Lawrence, Kitsap County)
- Environmental Justice (Mary Rabourn, King County)
- Climate Change (Guillaume Mauger, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group)
- How It Can Work (Andy Rheaume and Gary Schimek, City of Redmond)
- Stormwater Control Transfer Program (Dan Gariepy, Washington State Department of Ecology)
- Puget Sound Characterization Study (Stephen Stanley, Washington State Department of Ecology)
- Building Cities in the Rain (Heather Ballash, Washington State Department of Commerce)
- Shift & Change (Peg Staehli, MIG/SvR)