2011 Speaker Series - 2/23/11
February 22rd 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Work: Watershed Management – Achieving Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) CM 1.5 Engaging the Public on Issues that Matter CM|1.5
The seminar/presentation will focus on watershed management and land use planning implications for improving water quality within county level jurisdictions. These topics are extremely important for the Chesapeake Bay region and cover important concepts of which every urban planner should be aware. In particular, the presentation will cover:
- General watershed management concepts
- Chesapeake Bay water quality regulations and context
- Prince George’s County’s land use and green infrastructure policy and implications for water quality assessment
- Tools and methodologies for watershed modeling and land use change projections
- Important observations from modeling results with key recommendations on density and patterns of development
- Summary of a planner’s toolkit for strategic watershed management
Jane McDonough, P.E.
Ms. McDonough is Mid-Atlantic Water Resources leader for AECOM, a global, environmental engineering firm providing professional services for integrated water resources planning, water and wastewater treatment, stormwater and water reuse. Ms. McDonough has 20 years of experience managing local municipal and federal work, ranging from planning studies and feasibility evaluations to full design services for environmental projects. Her experience includes support for water and wastewater projects, NPDES permitting and compliance, stormwater management, watershed and TMDL planning. Ms. McDonough is currently supporting technical analyses related to watershed planning and stormwater management throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Avinash Srivastava, AICP
Avinash Srivastava is a senior associate and Technical Director for Sustainability (East Region) at Design + Planning at AECOM. Over the past 13 years in the industry, Avinash has been using technology to integrate design, planning, and the environment, and is the lead architect of AECOM’s Sustainable Systems Integration Model (SSIM™)—a patent pending tool for strategic sustainability planning that integrates ecology, energy, transportation, water, socio-cultural, economics, and carbon management. Avinash has valuable project experience in large-scale sustainable planning, incorporating computer-based modeling, visualizations, and simulations for military, public, and private-sector master planning, land resource and watershed planning, urban revitalization, and in public landscape- and urban design-related projects.