How to Navigate the 2019 Stormwater Regulatory Landscape

Best Practices & Essential Insights for Modern Manufacturers

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Join stormwater experts from Mapistry and the Pollution Control Agency of Minnesota to learn best practices for successfully navigating the rapidly evolving stormwater compliance landscape. We’ll explore why top performing stormwater programs require better planning and stronger collaboration with regulators. 

We’ll cover:

  • Best practice insights from regulators
  • Establishing higher quality BMP standards and controls
  • Key components of a successful stormwater program
  • Why working together with regulators is critical
  • Preventing stormwater compliance violations
  • How to automate the stormwater compliance lifecycle


Melissa Wenzel, Industrial Stormwater Program Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Melissa started her environmental career at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in 2002 with providing multi-program technical assistance to businesses and consultants, with a focus on hazardous waste regulations. She joined the industrial stormwater program in 2008 and was promoted to program coordinator in 2011. Since then, she’s created a statewide program that emphasizes training and education, assistance and pollution prevention. Her team has created guidance materials and tools that are used in several states and countries. Her greatest strength is partnering with programs and organizations inside and outside the agency to ensure environmental compliance, permittee assistance, and protection of Minnesota’s waters.

Melissa is also the longest standing member of the agency’s sustainability team and recently founded the organization’s sustainability transit team. She bikes year round and has appointed volunteer positions both the city and county level focusing on sustainable transportation, accessibility to parks and trails, and general community inclusivity. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Education.

Ryan Janoch, Founder of Mapistry

Ryan is the founder of Mapistry which provides stormwater services and online compliance software to industrial facilities. He is a professional engineer with nationwide experience in developing and implementing stormwater compliance programs for hundreds of industrial sites, including ready-mix concrete plants, metal recyclers and bulk marine terminals.

Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee and a current member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Hearing Board. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.