VUSP PA Stormwater Symposium - 2015

October 14th and 15thResilience through Green Infrastructure

October 13th: Municipal Workshop

We had over 300 attendees, and over 66 different podium and poster presentations in addition to the plenary sessions.

Wednesday: We had the honor of being addressed by Andy Dinsmore, Environmental Scientist in the Water Protection Division at EPA Region 3 who updated us on the USEPA III Stormwater Program focusing on goals and visions. Next, Nathan Boon, Program Officer for Watershed Protection at the William Penn Foundation, told us about the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. Finally, Dr. Robert Traver discussed his thoughts around the continued revolution of Green Infrastructure, and where we are going in the future. There were three concurrent sessions.

Thursday: We were welcomed by Cosmo Servidio, PaDEP SouthEast Regional Director and Marc Cammarata Director of the Philadelphia Water Department Office of Watersheds gave us an overview and status update of the Philadelphia Green City Clean Water Program. There were concurrent sessions to include two from the PWD Office of Watersheds and of course the tours!   

There was an after hours poster session and networking reception.


Internet Broadcast: The main track of the symposium and the workshop for non-engineers has been archived.  

Continuing Education - PDHs: As in the past, the material presented is appropriate for crediting as PDH's pursuant to Pennsylvania's PE Act 25. In 2015 you could earn a maximum of 11 PDHs from the presentations and another 3 or 4 from the tours. Here is a downloadable Applicant Tracking Form.


Symposium Program and Broadcast - Opti
Reception - Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT)
Weds Lunch – Flowav
Breaks - AKRF
Tours - Source Molecular Corporation
Name Badges - Biohabitats
Setup - Upstream Technologies
Guess! - Victory Brewing


Mission Statement

The purpose of the symposium is to advance the knowledge and understanding of sustainable stormwater management for those dealing in all aspects of planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations, and regulatory compliance. A workshop for non-engineers will be held preceding the symposium. 

Bringing Together

Engineers, Planners, Water Resource Professionals, Regional, State and Local Government Representatives, Landscape Architects, Land Development Professionals, Architects, Watershed and Conservation Groups, Manufacturers and the Academic Community.