Save the Date & Call for Abstracts!
The 28th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 12-13, 2017 at the Hotel Northampton in Northampton, Massachusetts.
This conference, which is coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with member states and EPA, has become the premier forum for sharing information about nonpoint source pollution (NPS) issues and projects in this region. In 2017, the conference sessions will reflect the following theme:
“Lessons Learned: What Worked, and What Didn’t?”
- Operation & Maintenance
- Ensuring that maintenance continues on projects which have been paid for and have completed tangibles
- Certification for those individuals doing the work on projects, without any national certification guidelines
- Ways to ensure project sustainability and continued effectiveness in the face of climate change
- Collaborative Efforts
- Translating this into results
- Soliciting stakeholder engagement
- Coalition building with other agencies and stakeholder groups
- Creative Match
- Finding sources of match outside of cash contributions and staff time
- Integrating the work of others into 319 projects as match
- How to Design a Successful 319 Project
- Necessary components of these projects
- Building a strong grantee pool for long-term project successes
- Shortcuts to Generating NPS Success Stories
- Creative ways, unconventional ways, and unconventional partners
- Financing and 319 Dollars
- Matching SRF
- Leveraging State Money
Conference attendees will include representatives from public and private sectors in New England and New York State involved in NPS pollution management, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. For more information about this conference, please visit www.neiwpcc.org/npsconference.
Please save the date on your calendar and stay tuned for early bird registration next year. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please review our Call for Abstracts and submit an abstract online. The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2016.
We hope to see you in Northampton!