Monday, January 19, 2015
Opening Plenary Session, Grand Salon, 1st Floor
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Call to Order, Kathlie S. Jeng-Bulloch, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM, Conference Chair
Welcome to Houston from Mayor, Honorable Annise Parker
Brief Overview on LID, Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, 2015 President, American Society of Civil Engineers
Welcome from Paul Bizier, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, EWRI President
Plenary Speaker: Trevor Clements, Director, Water Resources, TetraTech
Trevor is a Water Resources Planner and Policy Analyst with excellent knowledge of Sustainable development and Climate Change Resiliency Planning.
Monday Afternoon Plenary Session, Grand Salon, 1st Floor
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Chad Pregracke is the President and Founder of Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), the world’s only “industrial strength” not-for-profit river cleanup organization. Chad formed LL&W at the youthful age of 23, after spending his life growing up and working on the Mississippi River. Early on, he became appalled by the amount of garbage in the river and decided that if no one else was going to do something about it, he would.
Over the last 16 years, he, his crew, and nearly 70,000 volunteers have removed over 7 million pounds of garbage out of our nation’s rivers. He’s also broadened his mission to include a MillionTrees and an Adopt-A-River Mile Project, as well as a new floating classroom aboard a barge that he and his crew live on 7 months of the year, teaching students, educators and individual citizens about the value of our rivers and natural resources. Most recently, Chad was named the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tuesday Afternoon Plenary Session, Grand Salon, 1st Floor
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Larry S. Coffman, President, LNSB, LLLP Stormwater Services
Larry Coffman has more than 35 years of experience in stormwater management, comprehensive water resources protection, and restoration. He was the associate Director of the Prince George's County, Maryland’s Department of Environmental Resource’s where he managed the County's NPDES stormwater program, flood control program, watershed/environmental restoration programs, stormwater capital improvements program, water and sewer planning, and public outreach programs. Coffman currently operates his own environmental consulting firm and holds two patents on bioretention stormwater treatment technologies.