Taking the Waters: NEIWPCC commissioners and staff members sample water from the Congress Spring in Saratoga Springs, New York, during the evening recess of the September 12 Commission meeting there. At the meeting, the Commission adopted a budget for fiscal 2020 and elected officers: Chair Mark Klotz (NYSDEC), Vice Chair Peter LaFlamme (Vt. DEC), and Treasurer Harry Stewart.
Biotic Index Promises Monitoring Insights
The Bugs Tell the Tale
Members of two sampling crews survey Round Top Brook in Burrillville, R.I., on August 2.
A scientist wades into a slow-moving stream and brushes one square meter of the stream-bottom surface into a net.
The procedure collects large invertebrates—mostly insects—for study. These bottom-dwelling animals are good indicators of stream health over time. There are many species, and some tolerate pollution better than others. (more…)
Move over, chemical disinfection! Other affordable treatment technologies are in the wings.
Advances in LED technology have made UV-LED disinfection practical and affordable for multiple applications, according to webinar presenters. The small under-sink unit above (enlarged image inset) uses germicidal UV to disinfect to up 1 gallon per minute using less than 3 watts of power.
Last month, NEIWPCC hosted a pair of online talks by scientists developing alternative disinfection technologies.
New York State Department of Health (various locations)
Neena Johnson, environmental analyst/drinking water specialist, Rochester
Roselina Quadros, environmental analyst/drinking water specialist, New York City
Michael Young, environmental analyst/drinking water specialist, Syracuse
NEIWPCC is sadden by the passing of two former Commissioners: Astrid Hanzalek, who passed away on September 1, and Lester Sutton on October 14. Hanzalek and Sutton both served as non-agency Commissioners from 1993 to 2015 and 1999 to 2011, respectively.
Notices and Events
NEIWPCC is currently hiring an Environmental Analyst with the Lake Champlain Basin Program in Grand Isle, Vermont. (Apply by October 25.)