EBC New Hampshire Webinar: New Hampshire’s Changing Precipitation Patterns: Droughts, Floods, and… Oh, My!

When: January 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm


Contact: (617) 505-1818

E-mail:  ebc@ebcne.org

This EBC New Hampshire program will focus on how precipitation patterns are changing in New Hampshire, and what this means for everything that depends on water – which is essentially all human and natural activities – and the different future scenarios that Granite Staters will need to prepare for.

The program will feature the state meteorologist and a climate researcher who will talk about the seasonal shifts occurring in the amounts and types of precipitation being experienced in the Granite State and how these shifts are affecting everything from groundwater recharge to water levels and flooding in the state’s rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. Another researcher will explore the environmental and social justice implications of these growing challenges. The program will also review how the Water Division at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is already thinking about these issues and considering how to start to adjust regulatory and management strategies to better ensure and protect the reliability and safety of the state’s drinking water supplies, dams, and natural, recreational and wildlife resources.

A robust panel discussion with the audience, including consideration of how environmental professionals may be able to help their clients to be prepared for these “What If” scenarios, will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Agenda Details

Program Chair:

  • Thomas (Tom) Burack, Esq., Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

Speaker Agenda:

NH’s New Precipitation Normal: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Mary Stampone, Associate Professor, NH State Meteorologist, Earth Sciences Affiliate Faculty, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Past and Potential Future Changes in Freshwater Flooding Across New Hampshire

  • Cameron Wake, Research Professor, Josephine A. Lamprey Professor, Earth Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire

Implementing Justice in Policy Responses to Flooding

  • Catherine Ashcraft, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environment, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire

Networking Opportunity

The Many Regulatory and Management Challenges of Changing Precipitation Patterns

  • Tom O’Donovan, Director, Water Division, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Challenges Facing Drinking Water Systems

  • Brandon Kernen, Administrator, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Challenges of Water Resource Management

  • Jim Gallagher, P.E., Administrator, Dam Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Moderated Discussion

Registration Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through January 11 After January 11
EBC Member: $70 $90
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Please note that refunds are not available after January 13, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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