Save the Date and Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Annual Nonpoint Source Conference in Northampton, MA. An opportunity for the New Hampshire NPS community to showcase the great work completed to date and the partnerships that power success!

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.

See you in Northampton, MA for the 2017 Annual Nonpoint Source Conference!!!

See you in Northampton, MA for the 2017 Annual Nonpoint Source Conference!!!

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?”

  • Partnerships
  • 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

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!

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