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May 9-10, 2018: The green of green infrastructure: trees and stormwater

The Alabama Stormwater Forum is a statewide meeting for practical, informative and active discussions on:

≈ Stormwater management including Low Impact Development (LID) & Green Infrastructure (GI)

≈ Stormwater control measure technologies

≈ Innovative education strategies

≈ Case studies of stormwater practices

≈ Erosion and sediment control

≈ Networking and learning what is working for communities across Alabama

Who should attend?  

Stormwater professionals, researchers, local government representatives, regulators, interested citizens, and industry representatives working on stormwater planning, design, and maintenance. Students interested in volunteering or presenting a poster should contact Eve Brantley

What should you expect?

Outstanding  keynote presenters and concurrent sessions; Alabama based research, technologies, and case studies; ready made strategies for stormwater public involvement and public education; and interactive sessions to encourage networking and active learning.

Local governments should bring their stormwater management plans and questions.


 Keynote Presenters

  Eric Kuehler, US Forest Service, Science Delivery / Technology Specialist, is a national leader in the link between urban forests, stormwater mitigation, community benefits, and economic value. He is a Plant Physiologist and Urban Forester, housed in Athens, GA.  Eric provides technical assistance in urban forestry and technologies to the 13 Southeastern states.  Eric holds a Master of Science degree in Plant Physiology from Texas A&M University and has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2002.
Beau Brodbeck, PhD, Alabama Cooperative Extension System,  assists communities in Alabama in better understanding the value of urban trees for economics, energy conservation, and stormwater management. He is an Alabama Registered Forester and ISA Certified Arborist.

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Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.0 continuing education units (CEUs) from Auburn University.

Approved for International Society of Arboriculture and BCMA CEUs.


Auburn University, Lowder Hall

Harbert College of Business

405 West Magnolia Avenue

Auburn, Alabama, 36849

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Attendees should park in the PC3 lot at the corner of South Donahue Drive and Magnolia Avenue (across the street from Momma Goldberg’s Deli).

This parking lot is near the AU Department of Campus Safety, 543 West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn.

Park in the PC3 marked spaces.

Donahue Drive will be closed for construction.  Meeting attendees should use the Magnolia Avenue sidewalk to enter Lowder Hall’s front doors.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the TownePlace Suites Marriott in Auburn at a group rate of $109 + tax. Group name is STORMWATER WORKSHOP. Book by May 1 for this rate.

TownePlace Suites Auburn

1117 South College Street

Auburn, Alabama 36832


Thank You to our Sponsors

Flexamat Motz Enterprises, Inc.

Integrated Science & Engineering, Inc.

Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Sunshine Supplies, Inc.

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Eve Brantley or Thorsten Knappenberger

Thank You to our Partners

Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University Center for Environmental Studies at the Urban-Rural Interface, Auburn University Water Resources Center, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Program Partnership, Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Alabama Water Environment Association – Water Environment Federation

Resources from the 2016 Stormwater Symposium

2016 Symposium Presentations

2016 Program: CLICK to download