Brian Van Wye works for the District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE) to protect and restore District waterbodies by reducing stormwater pollution. Brian works within DDOE’s Stormwater Management Division on the implementation of the District’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.
Brian’s primary responsibility currently is the revision of DDOE’s stormwater management regulations to include new performance standards for stormwater retention on large development sites, as required by the MS4 permit. As part of that effort, he is leading the development of a Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) Trading Program, which will operate in the context of the new retention standards and has the potential to create a new market for stormwater retrofits in the District.
Before working for DDOE, Brian served as Anacostia Riverkeeper, advocating for policy changes and undertaking restoration activities on the river. Prior to that, he worked on behalf of state clean water programs at the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators. Brian has also worked in the building industry and as a Peace Corps Volunteer doing agricultural work in sub-Saharan Africa.