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May 1-4, 2018: Montana Storm Water Conference

Storm Water Conference in Bozeman, Montana on May 1-4, 2018.

Come learn, share, and collaborate with us!

Presenters at the conference will cover topics on nutrient trading programs, alternative funding mechanisms, water quality and quantity, green infrastructure, collaboration, conservation, floodplain management, land use planning, storm water program management for MS4s and construction industry professionals, developing public-private partnerships, and best management practice case studies.  Come learn how to make our communities stronger while protecting our most valuable resource.

NEW! In response to your requests, a second special training session titled WQM 130:  Multi-Sector General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity has been added to the conference. The second WQM 130 training session will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018. Registration can be completed at:   

Our keynote speakers are:

  • George Hawkins - George served as CEO and General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). Under his leadership he transformed DC Water into a customer orientated enterprise that drives innovation and provided improved value to all rate-payers. He was instrumental in implementing the $2.6 billon Clean Waters Project, had DC Water invest $950 million for nutrient reduction in the Chesapeake Bay, and initiated and oversaw the completion of a $470 million waste to energy program at the wastewater treatment facility managed by DC Water. He also served  as director of the District Department of the Environment, served as executive director of several non-profit watershed organizations, held senior positions at US EPA, and is an attorney. George is energetic, solution driven, and has devoted his career to ensuring present and future generations have access to clean water. More information on George can be found at:
  • Chris West – Chris is the Director for the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Chris is responsible for developing and advancing conservation initiatives, managing projects, and securing funding for NFWF’s grant-making portfolio. Chris served as Executive Director of the Colorado’s Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT). Under his leadership, he doubled the acreage protected by CCALT and increased the organization’s financial assets threefold. His efforts helped contribute to the protection of more than 450,000 acres on 300 working ranches throughout Colorado. He also served as the Executive Director of Douglas Land Conservancy where he managed to balance growth in the fastest growing county in Colorado with conservation. Chris also served on the Board of Directors and was President of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. He also serves on the National Land Trust Alliance National Leadership Council and chairs the governor appointed Colorado Easement Oversight Commission. With NFWF, he works with government, NGOs, and corporate partners to find solutions for the most complex conservation challenges, which includes helping provide funding to more than 4,000 organizations with a commitment of $2.9 billon for conservation projects nationwide. More information on Chris can be found at:

And MANY MORE! Visit for more information.