Stormwater Management

20 Minute Presentation

The Use of Standards for Sustainable Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control Challenges

Tuesday, February 13
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

PDH: .5

Location: 101B

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

This presentation will describe how new solutions to watershed and stream health challenges are being facilitated by the development of accredited consensus based standards. New published and in-process standards in Sustainable Stormwater Management, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Rainwater Harvesting are now being developed and used. Participants will learn more about the standards and how they can be used to specify minimum expectations, provide credibility for new proven practices, and improve consistency of approach amongst practitioners.

This presentation will describe how new solutions to watershed and stream health challenges are being facilitated by the development of accredited consensus based standards. New published and in-process standards in Sustainable Stormwater Management, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Rainwater Harvesting are now being developed and used. Participants will learn more about the standards and how they can be used to specify minimum expectations, provide credibility for new proven practices, and improve consistency of approach amongst practitioners.

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Target Audience: Consultant,Contractor,Developer/Builder,Government Agency

Brian Zupancic

Project Manager
CSA Group

Brian Zupancic is a Project Manager in the Natural Resources division at CSA Group, a leading standards development organization accredited in the United States and Canada. Based out of CSA Group’s U.S. Headquarter Office in Cleveland, OH, Brian works with technical experts to develop North American and International consensus standards in the fields of mining, carbon capture and storage, and water resources. Of note, Brian is currently working closely with the Canadian Chapter of IECA on a suite of standards aimed at bringing together the Canadian erosion and sediment control industry under a set of common approaches to inspection and monitoring, installation and maintenance, as well as planning and design. Prior to CSA Group Brian spent 5 years in Government Relations with Trout Unlimited in Washington, DC where he supported regional watershed restoration projects, advocated for federal water protection programs, and built stakeholder coalitions around land and water management legislative campaigns. Brian attended Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

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