Managing Stormwater
in Oregon

The Business of Stormwater Regulation and Compliance

June 16, 2021

An NEBC Virtual Conference

Join us online for Oregon’s leading stormwater conference!

This signature annual event, hosted online this year, convenes regulated companies, solution providers, and government agencies to explore the most current topics, best practices, and cost-effective solutions in stormwater management.

Attendees can participate in all sessions presented, earn CEUs, and network with stakeholders working in the stormwater sector. Also featuring a digital trade show, where the region’s top service and technical stormwater solution providers will be available with engaging demonstrations and information about their products and services.

Conference Agenda

The educational sessions cover basic and advanced topics in the areas of:

  • Stormwater Fundamentals
  • Industrial Stormwater Treatment
  • Pre & Post Construction Stormwater Management
  • Cross Cutting Issues
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Keynote Speakers

Justin Green

Water Quality Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Justin Green is currently the Water Quality Division Administrator for the Oregon DEQ. He has held this position since April 30, 2018. Prior to joining DEQ, Justin was with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection where he held several positions, most recently Director of DEP’s Water Program. Prior to Water Director, Justin was DEP’s Air Division Director. Justin’s focus during his tenure with Oregon DEQ has been ensuring statewide quality and consistency, engaging with stakeholders and partners, and finding common-sense solutions to complex problems. Justin has a Law degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is very excited to live and work in Oregon!

Erica Fleishman

Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Erica Fleishman is Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Erica received a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has more than 25 years of experience conducting research on ecological responses to environmental change and the management of natural resources in the western United States. Erica also has worked with federal agencies and industry on responses of marine mammals to underwater sound and has coauthored multiple curricula on applications of remote sensing to environmental sciences and ecological modeling. She participates in the science process for management of California’s San Francisco Estuary and in the development of mechanisms for the conservation of private lands under the US Endangered Species Act. Erica is past editor in chief of Conservation Biology and currently serves on the editorial boards of three other international journals.

2021 Featured Plenary Session

Michelle Havey

Managing Fisheries Biologist


Edward P. Kolodziej, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of Washington

Jenifer McIntyre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Washington State University

Kevin Masterson

Agency Toxics Coordinator

OR Department of Environmental Quality

Richard Vincent

Senior Environmental Planner

Port of Portland

The 6PPD Breakthrough: Findings and the Road Ahead 

Pacific Northwest Coho Salmon acute mortality has been observed in urban streams and linked to stormwater runoff for many years. The links between sources and mortality had not been identified until now. In a recent Science article, researchers have identified 6PPD-quinone, an oxidation additive used in tire manufacturing, as a toxicant capable of inducing acute effects. In this plenary session, we will be diving into these recent scientific revelations written by local research institutions, the context relative to local salmon populations, and prospective regulatory and implementation approaches to solving this complex problem.