StormCon 2014 – A Recap of Our Events

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Kennedy/Jenks StormCon presenters (left to right): Ben Fuentes, Andrew Kearney, Stephanie Bianco, Ross Dunning, Laura Weiden, Nathan Ward, and Alan Flemming. Not pictured – Gregg Bryden

We wrapped up a fantastic week in Portland, Oregon at StormCon 2014, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Expo. Our team not only presented at seven separate sessions, Kennedy/Jenks was also the sponsor for the Thursday bus tour to the Port of Portland, OR and Port of Vancouver, WA marine terminal facilities. We had a great turnout, but if you missed any of our presentations, you can find all of our presentation through the links below:

For those unable to attend StormCon 2014, you missed a great event, however many of the presentations are available online for registered attendees. The StormCon conference provides an opportunity to get together with folks representing all aspects of the stormwater field from across the country, including equipment vendors, regulatory agencies, municipal and industrial facility managers, and the most knowledgeable consultants in the industry (of course we are referring to Kennedy/Jenks, this is our blog after all)! The food and entertainment were unmatched and we all learned a lot from the comprehensive workshops and presentations. Consider attending Stormcon 2015 in Austin, TX. They are already planning feverishly to try and top this year’s show, which was the biggest turnout on record!

Special thanks must also go out to our friends at the Port of Portland and the Port of Vancouver. The bus tour was a sold out success!

Our first stop was Port of Portland‘s Terminal 6 for an overview and demonstration of their super-successful pervious pavement installation. This site is still functioning great and requiring very little maintenance after 8 years. Click HERE for a slideshow of construction and installation photos (courtesy of Port of Portland). The Port of Portland also captured the bus tour for their own blog, including a video demonstration, which you can read about HERE.

Next it was off to the Port of Vancouver for a look at the world’s largest industrial bio-infiltration facilities, their now-famous do it yourself roof runoff filtration system, the “Grattix.”, and their reconfigured Terminal 4 pond where the Port will be pilot testing one of the first industrial floating wetland stormwater treatment systems. Rumor has it, there was a rare sighting of the elusive Sasquatch, who drives a Subaru, who knew!

Tour participants prepare for a demonstration at Port of Portland Terminal 6. Image courtesy of Port of Portland.
Tour participants prepare for a demonstration at Port of Portland Terminal 6. Image courtesy of Port of Portland.
Richard Vincent, Port of Portland, leads a demonstration of water infiltrating porous pavement. Image courtesy of Port of Portland.
Richard Vincent, Port of Portland, leads a demonstration of water infiltrating porous pavement. Image courtesy of Port of Portland.
Bus Tour participants see a demonstration of water pouring onto porous pavement. Image courtesy of Port of Portland.
Bus Tour participants see a demonstration of water pouring onto porous pavement. Image courtesy of Port of Portland.
Is this the elusive Sasquatch, finally photographed, at the Port of Vancouver? Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver.
Is this the elusive Sasquatch, finally photographed, at the Port of Vancouver? Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver.

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