2018 GI Seminar

The MACC is hosting a green stormwater infrastructure seminar on August 23, 2018, 1:00-4:30pm, at CityVu Events on the top floor of CityFlatsHotel in Holland. The theme of this year’s seminar is Design Standards for Water Quality. The seminar will include information about updated development standards in Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties as well as many cities within each county. Communities are updating their  standards  to comply with their stormwater permit issued by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The seminar will provide a background on the reasons for the changes, an introduction to the new standards and a discussion about how to use green stormwater infrastructure to meet the standards. Speakers include Claire Schwartz, FTC&H, Dennis Cole, Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Kelly Goward, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, Cara Decker, Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, and Jamie McCarthy, Kalamazoo River Watershed Council. The seminar will feature a poster gallery of green stormwater infrastructure projects in West Michigan.

Registration for posters is now open. Click here for more information on posters and how to submit a registration form.

Attendee registration is now open. Registration rates are $20 for standard attendees and $10 for students through August 3. Late registration will be accepted until August 17 at $25 for a standard attendee and $15 for students. The seminar is eligible for up to 2 PDH credits for Professional Engineers. Click here to register and pay online or download a form to mail with your payment.

Tentative Agenda

1:00pm – Registration opens, visit posters
1:30pm – Welcome
1:40pm – Stormwater Permit Requirements
2:00pm – Development Standards Review
2:30pm – Using Green Infrastructure to Meet the Development Standards
3:00pm – Break and visit posters
3:45pm – ‘Shed talks (updates from local watershed projects)
4:30pm – Adjourn

Seminar Sponsors

Ottawa County Water                                            Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
Resources Commissioner