The Business of Stormwater Regulation and Compliance
Salem Convention Center
Join us for Oregon’s leading stormwater management conference!
This signature annual event convenes regulated companies, solution providers, and government agencies to explore current topics, best practices, and the most effective solutions in stormwater management.
Attendees can earn CEUs and network with stakeholders working in the stormwater sector. Also featuring a trade show where the region’s top service and technical stormwater solution providers will be available with information about their products and services.
The educational sessions cover basic and advanced topics in the areas of:
- Stormwater Fundamentals
- Industrial Stormwater Treatment
- Municipal & Green Infrastructure
- Cross Cutting Issues
2022 Keynote Speakers
Rian vanden Hooff, Senior Policy Analyst – Water Quality, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
This year’s morning keynote will feature an engaging and informative conversation with Rian vanden Hooff, Senior Policy Analyst – Water Quality for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Rian will discuss the latest legislative, policy, and budget developments at DEQ including what’s new across the agency’s water quality programs.
Rian is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Oregon DEQ, where he provides legislative, policy, budget development and strategic guidance for the agencies various water quality programs while working closely with stakeholders, elected officials, tribal governments, and other agencies. He has been in his current role since 2019, prior to which he has he has held multiple other positions at DEQ, including serving as the agencies first Ballast Water Program and Invasive Species Management Coordinator. Before joining DEQ in 2007, Rian’s early career background includes over 10 years as a marine and estuarine ecology research faculty member at multiple west coast universities – including the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (UO) and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (OSU) – where he focused on zooplankton community response to changing environmental conditions. He has received degrees in Environmental Science (B.Sc., University of Oregon) and Marine Ecology (M.Sc., San Francisco State University), and is happiest when recreating on or in water; eating good food with family and friends; or relaxing in a hammock with a worthy book.
Amira Streeter, Climate, Energy, and Transportation Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Kate Brown
Amira is a millennial Black-American woman with extensive experience in government policy, collaborative problem solving, and community empowerment. Her current job as the Climate, Energy, and Transportation Policy Advisor for Governor Brown allows her to have an impact on Oregon’s environment and nature. Before working for Governor Brown, Amira built her career in the private and non-profit sectors with a focus on environmental policy and community empowerment. She has a law degree from Lewis & Clark, Northwestern School of Law, where she also earned a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and dance from Skidmore College. She is a passionate environmentalist, having held many leadership positions over the years with various environmental organizations, including Love is King, the Environmental Professionals of Color, the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Oregon Environmental Council.
2022 Featured Plenary Session
Marten Law LLP
Jordan Ramis PC
Water Quality Manager
Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
Emerging Contaminants in Stormwater: State of the Practice
Emerging contaminants pose new challenges to protecting the environment from stormwater pollution. Regulated facilities are facing concerns such as shifting regulations, uncertainty around the effectiveness of treatment options, and the legal consequences of non-compliance. Panelists will share their insights on how to meet these challenges from various perspectives including regulatory, legal, and technical solutions.