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Keynote Speakers

Holly Piza joined the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in 2009 with a background as a consulting engineer. At the District, she led the rewrite of their Urban Strom Drainage Criteria Manual. She also leads District research and education efforts associated with stormwater quality. She received a BS from the University of Florida and is a Professional Engineer. She is active in the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE, chairing a task committee for the Municipal Water Infrastructure Council.



Bill Selbig is a research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey – Wisconsin Water Science Center. For the past 20 years his research has focused on the quantity and quality of nonpoint source runoff in the urban environment. Bill has been the project lead in several research studies evaluating the effectiveness of structural and non-structural practices designed to mitigate stormwater pollution. He holds two patents on an innovative stormwater sampling device that has improved accuracy and decreased bias in water-quality datasets. Much of his research has been used to stimulate or amend stormwater policy within the state of Wisconsin. In addition to his work in Wisconsin, Bill is also involved with urban stormwater and green infrastructure research as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. He serves as science advisor to national stormwater research groups including the Great Lakes Commission, Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program.

Marc Liverman is the Willamette Branch Chief for the West Coast Region of NOAA Fisheries. NOAA fisheries is a federal agency responsible for managing, conserving, and protecting living marine resources in waters of the United States, one of several within the Department of Commerce that work to improve the nations coastal and ocean resources. Most of Marc’s duties in the Willamette involve application of the Endangered Species Act to federal actions including habitat restoration, public land management, transportation, and waterway alterations. Marc works primarily on science-based solutions to minimize the adverse impacts of stormwater runoff on endangered species and support the growth of healthy, sustainable communities.

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