About Us

We provide a comprehensive suite of services, from prioritization & innovative infrastructure design to proactive compliance and monitoring, all tailored to the unique climate risks and urban dynamics of each area.

Our unique approach combines Stormwater Investment Group’s expertise in performance-based stormwater solutions with advanced climate modeling and detailed land use data. This synergy enables us to offer unparalleled, parcel-level adaptation strategies, addressing the specific needs of each client we serve.

Our commitment to sustainable, adaptable, and technologically advanced solutions positions us at the forefront of urban resilience, ensuring our clients are equipped to face the challenges of climate change head-on.

Mission

Stormwater Investment Group LLC (SIG) champions climate resilience and community well-being through innovative stormwater solutions.

We view stormwater management as a critical investment in community resilience. Our mission is to work with cities and industry to transform stormwater solutions into key drivers for sustainable, healthy communities.

Vision

By incorporating innovative design, cutting-edge technologies, as well as exceptional stormwater, urban planning, and construction expertise, SIG engineers and maintains sustainable infrastructure that fosters stormwater compliance and enhanced climate resilience.

How We Define Success

While ensuring regulatory compliance, our solutions are designed to provide tangible benefits that resonate with communities. From reducing urban heat to creating recreational spaces and improving public health, our projects offer a measurable return on investment in terms of environmental, social, and economic gains.

Compliance & Water QualityAir Quality ImprovementsRecreation & AestheticsFlood MitigationHeat Island MitigationKPIs include reduced pollutant levels, compliance with water quality standards, increased DO levels, reduced nutrient loading, reduced turbidity, and enhanced health and diversity of aquatic ecosystems.KPIs include reduced concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), compliance with air quality standards, visibility improvements, reduced respiratory illnesses, and public perception/satisfaction.KPIs include reduced air and noise pollution, increased biodiversity, more recreational opportunities, accessibility and availability, and economic benefits such as increased property values and job creation.KPIs include reduced flood frequency and duration, reduced peak flow and total volume, improved drainage efficiency, retention and detention performance, water quality improvements, and risk avoidance.KPIs include reduced ambient temperature, increase in green space coverage, reduced energy consumption, decreased heat-related health incidents, and progress in implementing green roofs and cool pavements.
Compliance & Water QualityHeat Island MitigationAir Quality ImprovementsRecreation & AestheticsFlood MitigationKPIs include reduced pollutant levels, compliance with water quality standards, increased DO levels, reduced nutrient loading, reduced turbidity, and enhanced health and diversity of aquatic ecosystems.KPIs include reduced ambient temperature, increase in green space coverage, reduced energy consumption, decreased heat-related health incidents, and progress in implementing green roofs and cool pavements. KPIs include reduced concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), compliance with air quality standards, visibility improvements, reduced respiratory illnesses, and public perception/satisfaction.KPIs include reduced air and noise pollution, increased biodiversity, more recreational opportunities, accessibility and availability, and economic benefits such as increased property values and job creation.KPIs include reduced flood frequency and duration, reduced peak flow and total volume, improved drainage efficiency, retention and detention performance, water quality improvements, and risk avoidance.

Our Leadership

Learn about the diverse expertise, experience, and commitment of our team members, who are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and creating a more sustainable and resilient future.

Bob Backman

Vice President & Lead Engineer

With over 40 years of experience, Bob has led teams in designing, supplying, commissioning, and operating water and wastewater systems worldwide for municipal and industrial clients. He has held prominent roles as COO and CTO in various organizations, contributing significantly to the development and commercialization of technologies used globally in water and wastewater treatment. He brings a business-oriented approach to managing both public and private stormwater systems, ensuring efficiency and continuous improvement.

Erin Rothman

Lead Climate Scientist & Director of Strategic Partnerships

Erin is a climate scientist, urban planner, and entrepreneur with two decades of experience in spearheading innovative stormwater & climate adaptation projects. Her expertise as CEO, principal scientist, and managing director of various organizations lies in blending software development, data science, and engineering to enhance resilience in urban and rural communities across North America. She delivers actionable insights and multi-benefit solutions for climate adaptation.

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