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7:15 a.m. Doors open at Ohio State 4-H Center; Coffee served for in-person attendees.
7:40 a.m. Breakfast buffet served for in-person attendees.
8:00 a.m. Livestreaming service begins for virtual attendees.
8:10 a.m. Eric Toman, PhD, director, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State, provide welcome remarks.
8:15 a.m. Jim Stagge, PhD, PE, assistant professor, Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, Ohio State, outlines atmospheric changes regionally, including temperature and precipitation increases as well as terrestrial factors, including impervious surfaces, and how these impact Ohio’s water cycle.
8:25 a.m. Laura Johnson, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg University, reviews the active monitoring of stormwater and the flashy movement of water.
8:35 a.m. Kari Mackenbach, director of sustainability, MS Consultants, shares stormwater engineering tools, including integrated stormwater infrastructure and green infrastructure.
8:45 a.m. Fang Cheng, acting manager, City of Columbus Division of Sewage and Drainage, Sewer Systems Engineering Section presents on steps to prevent flooding in the home and neighborhood.
8:55 a.m. Chris Yoder, research director, Midwest Biodiversity Institute, presents on preserving and restoring the biological integrity of rivers and streams in urbanized landscapes, including measuring and managing a complex and dynamic mosaic of chemical/physical and hydrological stresors.
9:05 a.m. Panel discussion with Johnson, Mackenbach, and Yoder moderated by Dr. Stagge.
9:15 a.m. Audience Q&A session for both in-person and virtual audiences.
9:30 a.m. Dr. Toman concludes EPN Breakfast program component. Break and networking session for in-person guests. Livestreaming service concludes for virtual attendees.
9:35 a.m. Break and networking session.
The remainder of this program is worth 2 CEU and PDH hours. This two-hour session will explore partnerships and collaborations for stormwater management that incorporates improved climate data sourcing and modeling.
9:50 a.m. Melissa Menerey, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and board president, WMAO, and Kari Mackenback, provide an overview of the extremem weather committee of the Ohio Stormwater Association (OSWA) and session introduction.
10:25 a.m. Additional comments relating these topics to biological integrity from Chris Yoder.
10:35 a.m. Ohio stormwater outreach, education, and professional development activities featuring OSWA Education and Committee members LaShawna Weeks, senior environmental stormwater specialist, City of Toledo and David Reutter, urban conservation specialist, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.
10:45 a.m. Break and networking session.
11:00 a.m. Overview of the Ohio Precipitation Project in Franklin County, Ohio, including the how and why of updating precipitation data and modeling for effective future stormwater management featuring Aaron Wilson, State Climatologist of Ohio, assistant professor, agricultural weather and climate field specialist, Ohio State and Jennifer Fish, director, Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.
11:20 a.m. U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Restoration Initiative county-based modeling and updates, including specific Ohio county updates by Cyndi Rachol, national map liason for Michigan and Ohio, U.S. Geological Survey
11:40 a.m. Panel discussion on precipitation modeling for stormwater management in Ohio.
11:50 a.m. Program conclusion.