On Wednesday, May 11, the New Hampshire Department of
Environmental Services (NHDES) will hold its 2016 Drinking Water Source
Protection Conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH from
8:30 am to 4:00 pm. This conference is the largest drinking water source
protection event in New England is the only statewide event focused solely on
how to protect local sources of drinking water. REGISTER and view the
full AGENDA at the American Ground Water Trust's website http://www.agwt.org/ (click on “Events”).
Scientists, water system managers, environmental managers,
state and local officials will discuss a variety of source protection topics
including statewide surface water quality trends, climate change impacts on
water resources, research on contaminants of emerging concern, and case studies
that highlight successful local efforts to protect drinking water. Topics will
Change in New Hampshire: Floods and Drought on the Horizon
Source Water Protection: A Year in Review
Drinking Water Contaminants in Portsmouth and The Region
Tale of Two Cities: Successes and Challenges to Groundwater Protection in
Neighboring Communities (Rochester & Farmington)
Wandering Rivers Meet Critical Infrastructure: Rivers, River Restoration, and
Your Drinking Water Supply
in Private Well Water: Engaging Community Partners in Efforts to Increase
Work to Determine The Source and Fate of Nitrate Compounds in Groundwater
Associated with Blasting
Study Using Innovative “On-Board” GPS Technologies to Reduce Salt Applications
Online Mapping Tools from US EPA and USGS.
... and many
other informative sessions.
This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and
municipal officials, as well as state and federal water program managers. The
conference fee is $55 and includes lunch and refreshments. This event fills
up in advance, so register early! The conference will offer 5.0 Technical Credit Hours
(0.50 CEUs) under the NH Water Works Operator Certification Program.
To register, visit the registration webpage at: http://www.agwt.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=213
questions about the
registration process, please contact Win Saltmarsh (firstname.lastname@example.org,
603-228-5444) at the American Ground Water Trust. For other conference related questions, please
contact Amy Hudnor (email@example.com
or 603-271-2950) at NHDES.