MSU Center for Water Sciences
Welcome to the CWS Stormwater Workshop Website. The Stormwater Workshop Series is a part of the Center's Water Fellows Program. Please explore this site and links, you can navigate this page by scrolling down or clicking on one of the below links to take you directly to a specific section:
Download the report (pdf file) by clicking here.
This Stormwater Workshop Series is designed to bring together nationally renowned water scientists and individuals (Water Fellows) who have an interest and stake in the future of water in the State of Michigan. The purpose of the workshop series is to learn about the impacts of stormwater on water resources in Michigan and to explore potential solutions. The workshops start with a seminar that is free and open to the public. Please join us!
What's the problem with stormwater?
Stormwater runoff is the leading cause of water quality impairment in the United States. Stormwater runoff occurs when rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Along its way, stormwater picks up debris, chemicals, and other pollutants and carries them directly to our rivers, lakes and streams. Polluted stormwater runoff can have many adverse impacts on plants, animals, and people.
Download a flyer about the series (pdf file) by clicking here.
All workshops begin with a public seminar at 9:00-10:20am and will be held at the Henry Center. We will post materials for each workshop as they become available. Please note: links to papers and presentations will open pdf files.
March 6, 2009: Stormwater Assessment Tools: Monitoring
Speaker: Roger Bannerman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
March 27, 2009: Stormwater Assessment Tools: Modeling
Speaker: Alan Vicory, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
April 10, 2009: Ecosystem Impacts & Approaches
Speakers: Laurie Fowler, University of Georgia and Dave Drullinger, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
April 24, 2009: Green stormwater BMP designs & low impact development
Speakers: William Hunt, North Carolina State University and Amy Mangus, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
The public seminars will be webcast live and then archived for viewing at a later time. Please see wmsu.org or click the links for the WebCast listed under each workshop (links will be added several days before each workshop). If you are unable to join us in person, please log on to the webcast. The webcasts will be archived so that you can watch them at any time.
We will try to include questions from our web audience during the Q&A portion of the public seminar. If you have a question for a speaker, you can email your question to Dr. Erin Dreelin (dreelin at msu.edu) during the live webcast.
All public lectures will be held at the MSU Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. Click here for directions to the Henry Center.
Check out our previous workshops in the Water Fellows series:
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