The 2023 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference will provide a forum for watershed and stormwater professionals throughout the nation to learn how to increase the resiliency of our communities in response to emerging and persistent threats to our water resources — from headwaters to coasts. Network with water resource managers, practitioners, researchers, and regulators from all over the United States. The conference will include technical presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and workshops.
Theme: The Value of Water – Stormwater Harvesting & Reuse, Nutrient Trading and Funding
Water is an integral part of our lives. We cannot live without clean drinking water or proper treatment and disposal of wastewater. In the past decades, significant advances have been made in green infrastructure and stormwater water quality practices. Stormwater was traditionally viewed as only quantity management or flood control. This topic will be discussed in detail.
The conference will explore the value of water through case studies and workshop discussions. Topics will include the opportunities and challenges with stormwater harvesting and reuse. Nutrient trading and placing a value on natural infrastructure will be investigated, as well as traditional and innovative funding mechanisms for stormwater solutions. Is water valued differently by different people? What does environmental justice mean in relation to the value of water?