Stormwater is a source of water pollution that poses challenges for many communities. Faced with shrinking budgets, aging infrastructure, extreme weather events, and population growth, municipal separate storm sewer system permittees and regulators alike are looking for cost-effective solutions and innovative electronic tools to better manage stormwater and build long-term community resilience.

By supporting the work of technologists and entrepreneurs, The Nature Conservancy seeks to rapidly accelerate the development of tools that can create a more sustainable future. The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy is an intense three-month program that helps entrepreneurs rapidly scale-up environmental technologies. 2NDNATURE—one of the companies to emerge from the accelerator’s 2019 class—provides cloud-based stormwater management services that help streamline and standardize field inspections and data collection as well as provide automated reporting.

In this webcast, join staff from the Nature Conservancy, Peter Kozelka from EPA Region 9, Seth Brown from The National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, Dominic Roques of the California Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Randy Neprash with Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition and Stantec Consulting Services , and Greg Gearheart of the California State Water Resources Control Board, as they discuss how new cloud-based tools—with examples from 2NDNATURE software—are providing an opportunity to digitally transform state regulatory stormwater programs, offering streamlined reporting and meaningful tracking of clean water progress.