Investigation of a National Program to Test and Evaluate Stormwater Products and Practices - Overview of the STEPP White Paper
03/05/2014 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern
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reduce or remove barriers to innovation in the stormwater sector, WEF hosted a
meeting at WEFTEC 2012 to discuss the topic of testing and evaluation programs
for stormwater devices. This meeting resulted in the genesis of the Stormwater
Testing and Evaluation of Products and Practices (STEPP) Workgroup. It became
clear among the meeting participants that there was a need to consider the
development of a national, standardized testing and evaluation program for
proprietary stormwater products and practices.
steering committee was formed within the Workgroup to develop a white paper to investigate the
feasibility of a national testing and verification program for the stormwater
sector. This white paper, released on February 6, 2014, provides a thorough
review of the current status of the industry along with past and existing
programs at the national, regional, state and local level.
to the establishment of a national program as well as potential solutions and
frameworks to move ahead will be presented during this webcast, along with
conclusions, recommendations and future efforts. More information can be found
This webcast is sponsored by Contech Engineered
Relevance of the
Stormwater and wet weather regulatory pressure are
driving action in this sector. Economic challenges across the country requires
that stormwater solutions be as cost-effective as possible as well as
providing high levels of performance. Current barriers in the stormwater
product/practice industry limit competition and innovation in the sector. A
national testing/evaluation program could help to increase competition and
open markets that should drive costs down and efficacy of products up.
This webcast will provide an overview of the various state/regional testing
and verification programs, what the state of the stormwater manufacturing
industry, and some possible solutions to inject higher amounts of innovation
into the stormwater sector. Lastly, this presentation will provide the results
of the white paper on this topic recently released by WEF and the STEPP Working
Group and Steering Committee.
- Learn about the stormwater product/practice industry and testing/verification programs in this sector
- Understand existing challenges for testing/verification programs as well as manufacturers trying to break into new markets
- Gain an understanding of proposed solutions to address challenges and establish a national testing programs
- Ryan Janoch,
Terraphase, Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA)
- Gary Belan, American
- Doug Howie, Washington State Department of Ecology, TAPE
- Seth Brown, WEF Stormwater Program and Policy Director
This webcast is being offered at no charge.
There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this
webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if
- WEF's Stormwater Committee
- Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA)
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