Past Presentations

Thomas Walsh on Rainwater Harvesting

February’s presentation was given by Thomas Walsh of Murray Smith and Associates (MSA). Thomas discussed watershed scale LID benefits and costs, focusing on rainwater harvesting. His talk included recent innovations, drawing upon both material from his PhD dissertation and recent work. The presentation is attached. Attachments Tom Walsh Presentation – Rainwater Harvesting (5 MB)Continue Reading

The Modeling and Organizational Structure behind the Columbia River Treaty

In January, Pete Dickerson covered the modeling and political aspects behind the Columbia River Treaty. Pete went into the technical background behind a recent Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood modeling software called the Hydrologic Engineering Center Watershed Analysis Tool (HEC-WAT). HEC-WAT couples hydrology and hydraulics into one cohesive model. The watershed for this model…Continue Reading

Marcel Gesmundo on Industrial Stormwater Litigation

In October, Attorney Marcel Gesmundo, Esquire, clarified issues relating to industrial stormwater compliance from a legal perspective. His talk helped to clarify to engineers what legal exposure their clients could be experiencing as a result of their actions. As you might expect, followup discussion was lively! Download a copy of his presentation below.   Attachments…Continue Reading