Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Storm Water (Storm Water Strategy, STORMS)

STORMS' mission is to lead the evolution of storm water management in California by advancing the perspective that storm water is a valuable resource, supporting policies for collaborative watershed-level storm water management and pollution prevention, removing obstacles to funding, developing resources, and integrating regulatory and non-regulatory interests.

Upcoming Seminars

  • Watch for new Seminars

Past Seminars

Chapter 811, Statute of 2017 (Senate Bill 541, Allen) required the State Water Board to “recommend best design and use practices for stormwater and dry weather runoff capture practices that can generally be applied to all new, reconstructed, or altered public schools, including school grounds.” The following guidelines provide insights for the selection, design, and implementation of practices that can reduce runoff and pollutants that flow from school properties by minimizing impervious surfaces, increasing green space, promoting infiltration, and treating runoff on site.

(Updated 2/27/19)

  Subscribe to our Email Lists

STORMS Contacts

Stormwater Planning Unit
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 15th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


Storm Water Planning Unit Staff

  • Jeffrey Albrecht: (916) 322-8569
  • Chris Beegan: (916) 341-5912
  • Matthew Freese: (916) 341-5485
  • Sahand Rastegarpour: (916) 322-7786

Storm Water Planning Unit Chief

  • Annalisa Kihara (916) 324-6786