NH DES’s 2013 Annual Drinking Water Source Protection Conference

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord,NH from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  This conference has become the largest drinking water source protection event in New England and is the only statewide event focused on how to protect local sources of drinking water.  This year policymakers, scientists, water supply managers and local officials will present their work and views on a range of topics that involve sustainability, climate change, studies of commonly found contaminants, land use planning and case studies that include “how to” details to successfully implement community-based source water protections. 

 This event is done in partnership with the American Ground Water Trust.  You can view the full agenda and register (and make payment) online for the conferenceby visiting the American Ground Water Trust’s website, http://www.agwt.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=131.  The registration page includes exhibitor and sponsorship information if you would like to have an exhibit table or be a sponsor of this event.

Conference plenary and afternoon break out sessions will include… 

o        Governor’s Water Sustainability Commission (Findings from the Commission’s work)

o        Climate Change Risks (to Drinking Water Systems)

o        Status of Land Conservation in New Hampshire

o        Public Perceptions & Misperceptions of Shale Gas Development and Aquifers

o        Health Regulations and Septic System Improvements on Lake Waukewan – (Meredith’s primary source of drinking water)

o        Maintaining a Municipal Watershed for Multiple Uses: A Case Study of Concord’s Penacook Lake Water Supply

o        Low impact development (LID) Stormwater Practices in the Berry Brook Watershed (UNH Case Study)

o        Arsenic in New Hampshire’s Well Water: A New Model for Planning and Outreach

o        NH’s Agricultural BMPs that Protect Water Quality

o        Panel Discussion Regarding Regional Planning Efforts and How it Concerns Source Water Protection

o        New England Watershed Managers Project: A Regional Effort to Protect New England’s Surface Water Supplies

… and a number of other great sessions.

Questions? Contact Garret Graaskamp (garret@agwt.org) or Pierce Rigrod (Pierce.Rigrod@des.nh.gov) if you have questions.  Lunch is included for all registered attendees.  This event has filled each year for the last three years, so register early!

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