NATIONAL MUNICIPAL STORMWATER ALLIANCE
Stormwater runoff is the only major source of water pollution that is increasing in many parts of the United States. Urban runoff is an issue with far reaching impacts that cause economic, social and environmental change. In order to meet the challenge of stormwater pollution, we must address urban runoff more effectively and efficiently.
The National Municipal Stormwater Alliance’s (NMSA) vision is to provide clean water for the nation. We will support MS4 permittees, enabling them to develop efficient and effective stormwater programs. NMSA will serve as a voice for MS4 permittees, advocating for science-based policies and a detailed understanding of local stormwater management programs. NMSA will represent the specific issues and concerns of the MS4 permitted stormwater sector at the national level with one unified voice.
Working Together, We Will:
Develop a unified national voice for local MS4 permittees
Advocate on behalf of MS4s permittees and seek regulatory changes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of stormwater programs across the country
Connect MS4 programs and staff to share and build on the body of stormwater knowledge and materials
Help create a culture of public engagement where stormwater is a resource and investment in effective stormwater management is supported
Promote stormwater solutions that provide multiple benefits
NMSA ACTION AREAS
Randy is a Project Manager and Stormwater Regulatory Specialist with Stantec as well as a staff member of the Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition. The coalition is an organization of about 130 cities regulated under EPA’s MS4 stormwater permitting program. Randy has advised many public and private agencies on issues related to Total Maximum Daily Load studies and implementation plans, low impact development, and alternative stormwater management.
Scott is a Senior Vice President with Michael Baker, International. He is a nationally-recognized stormwater expert with more than 30 years of experience in stormwater quality, flood control, and stormwater management. Scott is a former board member and remains active with the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). With CASQA, Scott helps lead statewide efforts to develop pragmatic and sustainable policies and stormwater management programs.
NMSA Charter Members
NMSA has formed in close partnership with the Water Environment Federation and its Stormwater Institute to fill a need in the stormwater sector. We are an incorporated 501.c.3 working to be established as a nonprofit. NMSA’s charter members are state- and regional-level organizations focusing on the interests of MS4 permittees. These groups and our executive committee sought input on MS4 needs to shape our initial action areas and direction.