[Live] IECA South Central Virtual Connection: Water Quality & Stormwater Management

Includes a Live Event on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

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Hosted by the IECA South Central Chapter and IECA Region One 

Join us for the IECA South Central Virtual Connection: Water Quality and Stormwater Management. This event offers 4 - one hour live webinars (available on-demand, post-event) with presentations from each state within the South Central Region: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Each event will be presented by a South Central industry leader and take a look at different stormwater management and water quality throughout the region. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers. 

Agenda (all presentations are at 12:00PM Central Time): 

  • Wednesday, October 7 | [Oklahoma] Stormwater Erosion Control Enforcement Styles; John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart with Tom Tolbert
  • Wednesday, October 14 | [Arkansas] Keeping Runoff Prevention Important Even During a Pandemic with Patricia Ouei
  • Wednesday, October 21 | [Louisiana] Presentation to be Announced 
  • Wednesday, October 28 | [Texas] LID Solutions in San Antonio, TX from Nefi Garza

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Nefi Garza

Assistant Director of Public Works

Born and raised in San Antonio, Nefi Garza has worked for both public and private industries. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Beginning his career with private engineering firms, Nefi learned hydrology and hydraulics from great mentors and became a licensed Professional Engineer.

Nefi joined the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) in 2002, where he was involved with major projects such as the Bexar County Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) update. After nine years at SARA, Nefi joined the City of San Antonio and spent three years with in the Department of Public Works. 

Nefi returned to the private sector in 2012 and worked there for over four years, establishing a successful hydrology and hydraulics practice.

Nefi returned to the City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department in 2017, where he currently serves as Assistant Director of Public works and oversees the Storm Water Division.

Nefi, his wife Maria, and his son Samuel reside in San Antonio. They enjoy camping, hiking, and activities at church and are particularly proud of their family accomplishment of climbing the highest peak in Texas.

Thomas Tolbert

Stormwater Management Water Quality

Educated as a geologist who spent much of the late 70s and early 80s as an independent geologist in shallow oil & gas exploration in Oklahoma, Kansas. As the oil bust of the 80s progressed I became more involved with environmental work, first in petroleum and later in Phase I audits for the cellular tower systems. I have spent thirty years in the environmental industry, the last twenty in municipal stormwater and stormwater quality working for Broken Arrow what was a small suburban community on the outskirts of Tulsa.  This small community is now the third or fourth largest (I think Norman counts students at OU) city in Oklahoma. I am the current board chair of the Tulsa County Conservation District, as well as sitting on the board of the Southcentral Chapter of International Erosion Control Association as the Oklahoma representative 

Trish Ouei

Urban Stormwater Educator

Trish Ouei is an urban stormwater educator at the Benton County Cooperative Extension Service under the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.  Trish has a BS in Health Education and a Masters in Educational Technologies.  She has severed on many boards throughout her career including statewide boards such as the Society for Public Health Education and the Arkansas Environmental Education Association.  Her career allows her to not only look at water quality from a runoff management side, but with a public health eye and as part of solid waste management.  She co-authored the LakeSmart Training Manual and Evaluation Materials, which received the state, regional, and national award for best training manual by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and has received the Ginger Tatom Water Quality Professional award for Arkansas.

To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is four (4).



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Live Webinars
Stormwater Erosion Control Enforcement Styles; John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart
10/07/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)   |  60 minutes
10/07/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)   |  60 minutes This presentation will discuss the changes to erosion control, stormwater management and enforcement for municipalities.
Keeping Runoff Prevention Important Even During a Pandemic
10/14/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)   |  60 minutes
10/14/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)   |  60 minutes While new construction continued to happen during this last year, getting in front of people for training and education was challenging. Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education found ways to collect data from the general public and move a contractor education program online to continue reaching the growing population. From whisker demonstrations to drain markers to surveys with prizes, stormwater education and erosion/pollution prevention moved forward. The presentation will highlight the data collected and lessons learned while conducting programs during a pandemic.
LID Solutions in San Antonio, TX
10/28/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)   |  60 minutes
10/28/2020 at 11:00 AM (MDT)   |  60 minutes In a semi-arid environment, and in flash flood alley, sustainable practices, such as Low Impact development is not like the rest of the country. City of San Antonio has explored various techniques to find solutions that work in our environment. This presentation provides our lessons learned and presents our future steps for sustainable practices in San Antonio.
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