Location: Spokane, WA
Owner: Eastern WA Stormwater Group
Aimee Navickis-Brasch, Phd, PE served as the Project Manager and Principal Investigator for this multiphase study as part of the Monitoring and Assessment requirements defined in Section S.8 of the Eastern Washington Phase II NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit. Specifically, the permit requires that the jurisdictions (permittees) regulated under the permit work collaboratively with other permittees to select, propose, develop, and conduct Ecology-approved studies that will assess the effectiveness of their permit required stormwater management program activities and BMP practices. In response to these requirements, the permittees worked collaboratively to complete Phase 1 (identifying 24 conceptual study ideas) and Phase 2 (developing a ranked list of the top 14 studies). Phase 3 included developing detailed study design proposals for each project. Aimee’s work on this project included developing: conceptual proposals for stormwater educational studies; quality assurance project plan (QAPP) templates for structural, operational, and educational effectiveness studies; and proposals for 12 studies. The QAPP templates were developed in collaboration with multiple permittees and Ecology. The temples were adopted by Ecology and are now required for all permit requirement effectiveness studies in Washington State. Aimee also developed decision tools to assist the permittees in coming to consensus regarding decisions about the studies.
Service Details >>
- Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) Development
- BMP Certification
- Field Monitoring Design, Installation, and Operations
- Effectiveness Studies for Structural, Operational, and Educational BMPs
- Development of New Treatment Media
- TAPE Support
Aimee has over 27 years of experience focused on stormwater drainage in Washington, including expertise in design, research, planning, policy development, and technical training. She has been the principal investigator and project manager on Stormwater Effectiveness Studies for structural, operational, and educational BMPs, which included the development of the Washington State Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) Templates. Aimee authored the WSDOT Hydraulics Manual as well as the Highway Runoff Manual and has extensive experience working collaboratively on projects with multiple stakeholders. She has served as a project manager and design lead on projects such as urban drainage systems; pump stations; stormwater retrofits, low impact development practices, and BMPs; culverts; and fish passage improvements. She has conducted hydrology and hydraulic modeling, developed stormwater comprehensive plans, construction documents (plans, estimates, and specifications), and developed curriculum for professional and undergraduate courses. Aimee has also successfully negotiated NPDES permit conditions and stormwater policy changes with the Washington Department of Ecology and developed grants that resulted in funding stormwater retrofit projects.
Joined OCI: 2019
Education: PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho; MS, Civil Engineering, Washington State University; BS, Mechanical Engineering, Gonzaga University
Licenses and Certificates: PE in Washington State; WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) Trained
Associations: Center for Watershed Protection, ASCE, and ASEE
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Outside work Aimee enjoys spending time doing anything with her family, which includes her three teenage children and her husband. Her other favorite hobby is anything related to stormwater!