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AWRA NorCal and ASPA Present: Storm Water – An Untapped Resource for Adaptation to Climate Change

  • MWH, now part of Stantec 3301 C Street, Suite 1900 Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)

Steven Moore, Vice-Chair

State Water Resources Control Board


Climate change is upon us and the State and local governments need to quickly start implementing water resource strategies that adapt to this new reality.   Such strategies will require both a change in perspective and a new approach to investing in our water infrastructure.   In urban environments, storm water is traditionally viewed as potentially damaging, much like the flooding we saw in Houston, or from the pollutants storm water carries into our rivers and streams.   However, many municipalities are viewing storm water as a potential resource – capturing it to recharge our aquifers or using it in the place of potable water, such as in rain gardens. Vice Chair Moore  will discuss how the State Water Board and partner agencies are promoting this new approach to managing storm water and how this untapped resource can provide multiple benefits as we adapt to the effects of climate change.

Steven Moore was appointed to the board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012, reappointed in 2016, and elected as Vice Chair of the Board in 2017. 

Between 1989 and 2012, Mr. Moore workedas an engineer and consultant on a wide variety of water infrastructure projects, including sewer reconstruction, recycled water, stormwater, water supply, stream and wetland restoration, and Environmental Impact Reports throughout California. Mr. Moore has experience both obtaining and issuing discharge permits, wetland permits, and clean water grants and loans. He led Basin Planning for the Regional Water Board from 2002 to 2006.

Mr. Moore holds a B.S. in biological sciences and an M.S. in civil engineering, both from Stanford University. He is a registered civil engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers .

Mixer: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Presentation: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Light Refreshments Provided

Co-sponsored by AWRA NorCal and ASPA

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