Paradigm Engineering Joins National Stormwater Summit

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Leading Stormwater Management Firm Teams Up On 26-City Tour

Johnny Combs, founder of Paradigm Engineering, Ltd. and nationally recognized stormwater compliance consultant, will speak at the National Stormwater Summit with best-of-breed industry experts from across the country. The summit ( launches November 29 in San Diego, CA and consists of workshops in 26 cities in its coast-to-coast tour.

Mr. Combs will present an informative message on how to design and implement an effective stormwater compliance program. He will discuss Paradigm Engineering’s “7 Steps to Compliance” methodology and demonstrate how the process works successfully under the construction industry’s demanding circumstances. In addition to his presentation, Mr. Combs will also join a two-hour panel discussion that will focus on topical risk management strategies for the construction industry.

“Stormwater enforcement continues to be on the rise,” said Mr. Combs. “Events like this summit are great because it allows regulators, technical experts, and the construction community to get on the same page. I’m excited to join these industry leaders to increase awareness and education on stormwater and risk management issues.”

The Summit arose out of the growing need to provide the construction industry a cutting edge program to meet the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Stormwater regulations are often complex and difficult to follow. To offset this, the National Stormwater Summit is designed to bring an unprecedented educational component to the building industry. It consists of a multi-tiered series of workshops, comprised of leaders who have combined their experience to incorporate the latest innovations in Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Best Available Technologies (BATs) for quality stormwater compliance.

The National Stormwater Summit will combine an NPDES stormwater training program; an expert’s roundtable; a site tour and demonstration; the EPA perspective session; motivational speaker, Jeff Conley; and a comprehensive reference manual.

The Stormwater Training Program is taught by one of the nation’s leading certified instructors. The course will provide participants with the background on the Clean Water Act, and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rules. They will also learn about a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and how to select and implement Best Management Practices (BMPs). A certificate of achievement will be mailed to the participants following the Summit.

The Risk Management Roundtable panel discussion will consist of experts from Paradigm Engineering, Profile Products, SI Geosolutions, CWS, TSM, PSI, and Great American TEC, as well as the EPA, and IECA. The two hour format will be a moderated question and answer session dealing with the tough questions facing the construction industry regarding stormwater compliance.

The Site Tour & Demonstration is a hands-on visit to a nearby construction site where attendees will be able to see the latest Best Management Practices (BMPs) in action. The goal for this tour is to begin applying the NPDES training discussed during the Summit. Attendees will see BMP demonstrations of the industry’s best technologies and techniques in the following areas: erosion control, sediment control, concrete washout, and pollution prevention.

The EPA Perspective will consist of a presentation on state and federal laws pertaining to stormwater compliance requirements.

The “Challenge” is conducted by award-winning motivational speaker, Jeff Conley, who will discuss teamwork. Jeff is an award-winning speaker with an expansive portfolio of fortune-100 companies.

Each participant will receive a comprehensive reference manual, including presentation materials, state NPDES regulations, and merchandise discounts.

The National Stormwater Summit also offers a 100-percent money-back guarantee if participants aren’t satisfied with the educational value of the program.

Five dollars of every registration fee will be donated to one of four charitable organizations. Participants are asked to select from: Habitat for Humanity (, Waters of Mercy (, the Red Cross (, and The Nature Conservancy (

About Paradigm Engineering: Paradigm Engineering, LTD, of Lewisville, TX, a Storm Water Compliance Specialist, has been helping companies comply with storm water regulations for almost 12 years. Paradigm facilitates the relationship between its clients and government agencies by providing proven stormwater management programs (Training, Permits, SWPPPs, Inspections and Database support) that reduce the risk, cost and hassles companies face in achieving compliance. These programs are battle tested, through the successful defense of 100’s of EPA enforcement actions, across its 1,800 strong nationwide client base. Some of these clients include companies such as; The Home Depot, Beazer Homes, Centex Homes, DR Horton, KB Home, KHovnanian, Lennar Homes, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, Toll Brothers, and many more. For more information visit

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