Originally presented at StormCon 2023.
The North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG) integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM) Program is a collaborative effort between more than 60 local governments, the iSWM subcommittee, Regional Public Works Council and a consultant team that assists municipalities and counties in addressing stormwater impacts early in the development process and downstream impacts using integrated development process, site design practices and construction criteria. The iSWM Program is comprised of four documents and tools – iSWM Criteria Manual, iSWM Technical Manual, iSWM Tools and iSWM Program Guidance. Recent enhancements to the iSWM Program include reorganization and re-evaluation of site development controls, comprehensive guidance on forebay design, training on construction and maintenance of permeable pavements, detailed guidance on bioretention design and adoption of NOAA Atlas 14. In this presentation, we will provide a general overview of the iSWM Program, present key updates implemented over the past four years and given an overview of how to avoid common areas of noncompliance during the site development through local case studies.
About the Presenters
Saumya Sarkar is a water resources engineer and project manager specializing in the development and application of numerical and computational models to support solutions for water resources and water quality problems. He has supported federal, state, and municipal governments in watershed management and protection plans, stormwater management, flood mitigation planning, BMP implementation and evaluation, and future conditions assessment.
Casey Cannon has been with the North Central Texas Council of Governments since 2020, and currently serves as a planner primarily working on stormwater and solid waste management. His responsibilities have included management of various programs such as the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Roundtable, Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program, and integrated Stormwater Management Program.
Kevin Hurley, superintendent of the Stormwater Management division for the City of Dallas, has 16 years in environmental management for the city, the last eight of which have been in his current role. Hurley also has experience as a quality and safety manager for a Fort Worth-based analytical laboratory and as an analytical chemist in various testing laboratories. Hurley received his B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington.