Stormwater Management

20 Minute Presentation

Stormwater-Wise Construction and Successful BMPs at PV Solar Facilities in California Deserts: a Regulator's Tale

Tuesday, February 13
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

PDH: .5

Location: 101B

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

This presentation covers successes and failures of stormwater designs and retro-fits at photovoltaic (PV) solar plants built in desert regions of California. I will present water board observations and concerns about construction, stormwater, and vegetation management practices, and I hope to reach a wide audience of planners, consultants, and builders working in this industry.

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Target Audience: Consultant,Contractor,Developer/Builder,Government Agency,Landscape,Storm Water

Thomas Edward Browne

waer resource control engineer
Lahontan Regional Water Board

Tom Browne has worked at the Lahontan Water Board in Victorville for five-and-a-half years regulating construction stormwater, industrial stormwater, MS4, gold mines, wastewater plants, and landfills. He worked for 14 years in environmental consulting firms in Orange County, CA and in Calgary, Alberta. He has worked in chemical process design for petroleum, natural gas, and inorganic fertilizer companies in California, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. His PhD is in chemical engineering from UCLA and he holds California PE licenses in chemical engineering (#5092) and civil engineering (#73977). He is a Qualified Stormwater Developer (#26223) and a Certified Professional in Municipal and Stormwater Management (#0359) through Enviro-Cert International.

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