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Internet Water Report

The email newsletter of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, publisher of Interstate Waters

IN THIS ISSUE: Nutrient BioextractionChamplain Research ConferenceUtilities of the Future50 Years of Training Magazine Examines BuffersNonpoint FocusSound GrantsAccoladesNotices and Events

Nutrient Bioextraction Removes Nitrogen

Why not: use marine plants and animals, such as seaweed and shellfish, to remove nitrogen from Long Island Sound?

Oyster

NEIWPCC has hired its first bioextraction coordinator to explore the potential for this technique to reduce nitrogen and the adverse effects of hypoxia in the Sound while producing cash crops. (more…)

Conference Showcases Champlain Research

More than 200 researchers, watershed managers, and other Lake Champlain stakeholders came together in Burlington last January for a research conference hosted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

Dan Eagan addresses the conference

Dan Egan was the keynote speaker at the Lake Champlain Research Conference at the University of Vermont in Burlington on January 8.

The meeting focused on the past, present, and future of the lake. It included interdisciplinary sessions on climate change, cyanobacteria, native fish restoration, and cultural heritage. (more…)

Recognizing Utilities of the Future Today

For the third year, the Water Environment Federation will recognize water facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

The deadline to apply for recognition this year is May 30. (more…)

50 Years of Training Excellence

Group photo of NEIWPCC's first wastewater class, 1968.

NEIWPCC’s first wastewater training class, 1968.

Thirty-seven wastewater operators made history on March 11, 1968, by participating in NEIWPCC’s first wastewater training program.

Fifty years and thousands of classes later, NEIWPCC continues to be a leader in providing environmental education and training throughout the Northeast. (more…)

Buffers, Clean Water Act Rules in Interstate Waters

The use of riparian buffers to protect water resources and reduce nutrient pollution is an in-depth story in the March issue of Interstate Waters.

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Regional, National Nonpoint Focus

Eighty-nine regional nonpoint-source practitioners and researchers are registered for the 29th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference in Glens Falls, New York, on April 25 – 26, as this issue of iWR goes to press.

Meanwhile, nonpoint source program managers may register this July for a national training workshop that NEIWPCC is conducting in Colorado Springs on November 5 – 8 with the EPA. (more…)

$4M In Grants Target Sound And Forests

For the second consecutive year, the Long Island Sound Futures Fund has opened its grant program to the “upper basin states” of Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire for projects in the Long Island Sound watershed involving the removal of nitrogen. (more…)

Accolades and Accomplishments

NEIWPCC welcomes three new employees: Nelle D’Aversa, Katie French, and Noah Katz.

D’Aversa joined NEIWPCC as an environmental analyst in March. She is the Bioextraction Coordinator for the Long Island Sound Study. (Related story in this issue.)

French, an environmental engineer, joined the NEIWPCC staff working with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery in March. She will focus on site inspections, compliance reviews, permitting, and enforcement actions.

Katz, who joined us just this week, is an environmental analyst providing technical and administrative support to the New York DEC. He will coordinate storm-recovery projects with state, federal, and New York City agencies. He will also play a role in permitting related to storm-recovery efforts in New York City.

NEIWPCC is also pleased to welcome back Barry Woods and Robert Hoyt, who support the Massachusetts DEP Drinking Water Program. Their primary focus is assisting public water systems with the Revised Total Coliform Rule.

iWR • April 2018 • To front page