Speaking Engagements

2024 Ohio Stormwater Conference

May 8 - 10, 2024

Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Sandusky, OH

Strengthen your skills and knowledge with two OHM-led workshops at the 17th Annual Ohio Stormwater Conference 

The 2024 Ohio Stormwater Conference is dedicated to advancing the understanding of comprehensive stormwater and watershed management for those dealing in planning, design, implementation and regulatory compliance. This year’s conference will provide updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention.

Join two of our water experts, Alex Litofsky, PE and Karlin Danielsen, PhD, as they present the following timely and widely applicable topics:  

Invigorate Gallery: Grassroots Green Infrastructure for Revitalizing a Vacant Lot
Date and Time: Thursday, 5/9 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm EST

The City of Cleveland seeks to reuse over 30,000 vacant lots through community engagement that promotes neighborhood leadership of redevelopment. During this session, Alex Litofsky, PE, discusses how a team of residents, community organizers, and volunteer professionals took ownership of redeveloping the Invigorate Gallery vacant lot in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood through grassroots creative placemaking, resulting in a grant application to implement the first phase of their learning and entertainment space showcasing green infrastructure.

Putting Real-time E. Coli Measurements to the Test
Date and Time: Thursday, 5/9 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm EST

Real-time bacteria monitoring tools would support communities in watershed characterization efforts and evaluate the effectiveness of programmatic improvements to treat or eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs). Karlin Danielsen, PhD, will profile a pilot study for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) testing the ability of an optical indicator parameter called Tryptophan-like Fluorescence (TLF) to predict E. coli concentrations continuously and in real time. This project is part of an effort by GLWA to explore strategies that support NPDES permit requirements to eliminate or provide adequate treatment of combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

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