This year’s Conference Steering Committee has bought together three International keynote speakers who are at the cutting edge of best practice in Water Sensitive Urban Design and Erosion and Sediment Control for the 9th International Water Sensitive Design Conference and the 3rd International Erosion Control Association National Conference.

Nanco Dolman
Royal HaskoningDHV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nanco Dolman is a specialist in Water Resilience in Urban Areas at Royal HaskoningDHV.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, global engineering and project management consultancy with nearly 7,000 colleagues across the world, working for public and private clients in more than 130 countries.

Nanco has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology (1998) and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (2008).

Nanco is a part time lecturer in Adaptive Urban Development at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Since 1998, Nanco has been the strategic advisor of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for airport water management, water assessment and other water challenges related to airport planning.

As one of the Dutch front runners in Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), Nanco is specialized in bridging water resilient design and engineering in making cities less vulnerable to water extremes, urban heat, degrading environments and ongoing population growth.

Stephen White
Philadelphia Water Department, Pennsylvania, USA

Stephen White is a civil engineering specialist in the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) monitoring group of the Office of Watersheds at Philadelphia Water, Pennsylvania, USA.

Stephen is currently implementing a Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program, an ambitious 25-year plan to reduce combined sewer overflows through Green Stormwater Infrastructure.

The GSI Monitoring Group provides qualitative and quantitative continuous and discrete performance data. With the number of GSI sites owned by the city already at four hundred different systems and expected to double in the coming years, GSI Monitoring is tasked with growing the number of monitored sites. He is working in partnership with Villanova University and Drexel University to intensively monitor select GSI and examine low cost, open source sensor technology.

Michael Harding
Geosyntec, California, USA

Michael V. Harding, CPESC, CESSWI, is a senior consultant based in California with more than 35 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and diffuse source pollution.

Mike is one of the leading technical experts in the erosion control and stormwater industries. He specializes in stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) development, implementation, inspection, and compliance. He also ranks among the nation’s leaders in the evaluation, research, development, and application of cost-effective erosion control materials and techniques.