Allen P. Davis - (Chair)
Allen P. Davis, Chair, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Charles A. Irish, Sr. Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Davis' interests are in aquatic and interfacial environmental chemistry. For two decades, he has been investigating sources and treatment of pollutants in urban storm water runoff with a focus on nature-based practices, particularly bioretention. In 2010 he was awarded the A. James Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award recognizing exceptionally influential research accomplishments related to urban storm water quality, its management, and the concept of Low Impact Development. He is author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and a text on Stormwater Management for Smart Growth. From 2001 to 2010, he was Director of the Maryland Water Resources Research Center. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the new ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute, and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer. Dr. Davis holds B.S., M.C.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delaware.
Roger Bannerman worked as an environmental specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 41 years. For much of that time, he directed research projects investigating urban runoff. Topics addressed by his studies over the years include the quality of urban streams, identification of problem pollutants in stormwater, toxicity of stormwater pollutants, effectiveness of different stormwater control practices, sources of stormwater pollutants, selection of cost-effective control practices, and benefits of low-impact development. He has applied these results to management plans developed for most urban areas in Wisconsin. This includes the calibration of the urban runoff model called the Source Loading and Management Model. The results of his research projects have been used to develop Wisconsin’s administrative rules that regulate stormwater management. Mr. Bannerman received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Humboldt State College and an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in water chemistry.
Shirley E. Clark
Shirley E. Clark is a professor of environmental engineering at Penn State Harrisburg and chair of Penn State Harrisburg’s graduate programs in environmental and civil engineering. Dr. Clark’s research has primarily focused on improving the effectiveness of stormwater treatment systems. She has evaluated two manufactured treatment systems - inclined plate settlers and upflow filter systems – to document their performance for the US EPA ETV program. Her laboratory, in mesocosm studies, optimized bioretention media to treat stormwater runoff at Boeing’s Santa Susana facility, including determining media performance for removing pollutants such as dioxin and radionuclides. Her recent industrial stormwater research focused on determining the performance of various treatment systems (hydrodynamic separators, ponds, filters, and chemical treatment systems) in operation at multiple recycling facilities. The client concern was whether the treatment systems could meet permit requirements, primarily for the removal of sediment and heavy metals. Dr. Clark has published extensively on stormwater treatment and predicting the performance of treatment systems based on theoretical analysis of the systems. Dr. Clark holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Washington University, an M.S.C.E. degree in environmental engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in environmental health engineering, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
L. D. Duke
L. Donald Duke is a professor of environmental studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has worked in energy efficiency, water quality analyses, and stormwater management for private consulting firms and served for two years in the total maximum daily load unit of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Dr. Duke’s research interests are in water resources including water quality assessments of natural systems; watershed-scale and regional-scale planning and management strategies; and federal, state, and local policies and programs for flood control. He applies quantitative methods and engineering analyses to environmental data as a means to assess public policies with the intent to assess effectiveness of environmental policies and decision-making. Dr. Duke has worked with various federal, state, and local agencies on local and regional-scale management tools, including hazardous waste mitigation and stormwater compliance plans. Dr. Duke earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering and B.A. degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on resources planning.
Janet S. Kieler is the director of environmental programs for Denver International Airport. In this role, Ms. Kieler is responsible for directing environmental compliance and performance including environmental planning and analysis related to air quality, water quality, waste, wetlands, and endangered species. Previously, Ms. Kieler served for 11 years as the permits section manager for the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment where she oversaw the issuance of state and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit actions, compliance monitoring through field inspection and review of self-reported data, data management, and business processes. Ms. Kieler also worked for Denver International Airport previously for 8 years, where she was responsible for industrial stormwater permit compliance, management of contracted operations to recycle captured aircraft deicing fluid, and planning and designing new infrastructure to support collection, storage, recycling, and disposal of spent aircraft deicing fluid. Ms. Kieler also worked 6 years in environmental consulting. Ms. Kieler earned her B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University.