Topic: Orange County Stormwater Program's "State of the Environment Report"
Speaker: Grant Sharp, Manager, Environmental Monitoring Section, OC Watersheds Division of OC Public Works Grant joined OC Watersheds in February of 2001 and was program manager of the County's municipal stormwater program from November 2002 until March 2013, when he was named Manager of the Environmental Monitoring Section. During his thirteen years with OC Watersheds, Grant has helped develop and implement programs to improve the quality of stormwater runoff and protect beneficial uses of water bodies in Orange County.
The Environmental Monitoring Section of OC Watersheds implements monitoring programs mandated by municipal separate storm water sewer system (MS4) permits, manages environmental data, and operates a network of remote sensors which provide advance flood warning.
Grant teaches a Fundamentals of Stormwater Management course through the Business & Career Technical Education/Public Works program at Santiago Canyon College and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) as well as a California Construction General Permit Trainer of Record.
Synopsis: The Orange County Stormwater Program’s “State of the Environment Report” represents a commitment to periodically present a comprehensive picture of the quality of Orange County’s creeks, rivers, bays and coastal waters and the actions being taken by the Orange County Stormwater Program (the Program) to protect and restore them. The Program is a partnership of the cities of Orange County, the County of Orange and the Orange County Flood Control District . The Program’s partners own and operate inter-connected storm drain systems and have been working together since 1990 to mitigate the water quality impacts that can arise from the imprint of urban development on the landscape. This report is intended to provide a basis for broadening participation and creating common purpose in the actions we need to take to protect and enhance Orange County’s highly significant ecological and recreational water resources.
Time: Lunch @ 11:50 am; Program ends @ 1:15 pm
Location: The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Msa, CA 92626
Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) formerly the Hydrology and Hydraulics Technical Group (HHTG)