Lunch & Learn with Marjorie Wolfe: Stormwater, Stream Power, and Stage Zero

Lunch & Learn with Marjorie Wolfe: Stormwater, Stream Power, and Stage Zero

We all know that changes watershed development and specifically increased impervious area increases runoff to streams. As a result, these streams adapt by deepening and widening through erosion. Traditional stormwater management methods have focused on controlling run off on site or through regional detention with the hope that restored hydrology will restore streams. The resilient stream corridor approach looks at restoring stream/floodplain connectivity and channel/floodplain complexity directly instead of controlling hydrology alone.  This reconnects natural processes that dissipate stream power through increased connected width and roughness.  Working with nature to accommodate higher flows whether due to development or climate change. Stream resilience fast forwards stream evolution to a more sustainable natural future state rather than trying to fix in place the streams of the past. Wolf Water Resources is working with CWS to develop a framework to practically implement resilient stream corridors as a hydromodification strategy using the stream power connection. The tool will help CWS assess, quantify, and track urban runoff impacts, identify stream enhancement needs, and evaluate the efficacy of stream resilience measures in offsetting hydromodification impacts.

DATE: Wednesday, April 26th
PLACE: Hopworks Brewery (2944 SE Powell Blvd)
TIME: 11:30 Networking, 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m
Presentation TOPIC: Stormwater, Stream Power, and Stage Zero
SPEAKERS: Marjorie Wolfe, PE, CFM, President – Wolf Water Resources


Early Bird Registration Now Open for 2019 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium

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The Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Environment and Water Resources Group (ASCE-EWRG) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is proud to present the 7th Sustainable Stormwater Symposium in Portland, Oregon, a national green infrastructure leader.

The purpose of the Symposium is to provide stormwater professionals an elevated understanding of current sustainable stormwater planning, design, and implementation approaches.

Wednesday, September 25: Sessions from 8:15am – 5pm. Happy hour and poster presentations at 5pm.

Thursday, September 26: Sessions from 8am – 12pm. Lunch at 12pm followed by a bike or shuttle tour of nearby green infrastructure, and culminating with a happy hour at a local brewpub.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

Stevens Institute of Technology

Discussing her research on green roofs and green infrastructure

Mark Palmer


Discussing his extensive experience with permeable pavement

Please see the Conference Program Page for more information

For additional information on the Symposium, invited speaker announcements or general questions please visit the Symposium website at http://www.stormwatersymposium.org or contact the program coordination team at program@stormwatersymposium.org.

Tickets are available through eventbrite, here.