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Annual NPS Conference 2010

Opening Remarks

Clean Water Act Reauthorization and Nonpoint Source Pollution
Ronald Poltack, Executive Director, NEIWPCC

From the Office of the Commissioner: Welcome to Massachusetts
Gary Moran, Deputy Commissioner, Massachusetts DEP

The Regional and National Perspective on NPS
Johanna Hunter, Watersheds and NPS Unit Director, EPA New England

Keynote Address

Climate Change Challenges of the Urban Environment
Bryan Glascock, Director, Department of Environment, City of Boston

General Session: Climate Change in New England – Impacts on Water Quality

Technical Challenges and Opportunities in Determining the Potential Effects of Climate Change on Water Quality in New England
Steven Winnett, EPA New England

Climate Change Adaptation for a New Hampshire Coastal Watershed: Identifying Risk and Costs for Culvert Infrastructure
Michael Simpson, Antioch University, New England

Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Water Quality Management
Paul Kirshen, Battelle

Welcome to Massachusetts: A Review of Important Water Quality Issues and Projects Ongoing Throughout the State

The Massachusetts Estuaries Project: Preserving and Restoring Coastal Resources
Brian Dudley, Massachusetts DEP

Regional Wastewater Management Planning for TMDL Compliance
Thomas Cambareri, Cape Cod Commission

The Watch Factory: A Case Study in Low Impact Development and Community Involvement
Peter Reed, BSC Group
Kate Bowditch, Charles River Watershed Association

Session 1.1: Best Management Practices – The Importance of Planning for Restoration of Water Quality

Stormwater Management for Clean Water and Livable Communities
Jeff Moeller, Water Environment Research Foundation

A Recovery Potential Screening Method for Impaired Waters Priority Setting
Douglas Norton, EPA Headquarters

The Upper Charles River Pilot: What Will it Take to Meet the TMDL?
Brian Brodeur, Massachusetts DEP

Session 1.2: Social Marketing – From Outreach to Action

Using Simple Outreach Techniques to Help Prevent Contamination from Dog Waste
Kelley Freda, Massachusetts DCR

AmeriCorps Promotes Stewardship of Local Waterways
Kyra Hoffmann, New Jersey, DEP

Involving the Whole Community in Cleaning Up Stormwater
Nancy Bryant, Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Watershed Community Council

Session 2.1: Best Management Practices – The Problem of Impervious Cover

Responding to the Nation’s First Impervious Cover-Based TMDL
Anne Kitchell, Horsley Witten Group

Assessing and Restoring Massachusetts Stormwater Impaired Watersheds: Making Optimal Use of Impervious Cover and Bioassessment Data Sets
Ken Hickey, FB Environmental
Kimberly Groff, Massachusetts DEP

The State of the Practice and Common Pitfalls for Porous Asphalt for Stormwater Management and Transportation Systems in Northern Climates
Robert Roseen, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Session 2.2: Volume Based Management and the Importance of Understanding Hydrology

The Runoff Reduction Method
Joe Battiata, Center for Watershed Protection

Impacts of Nonpoint Source March Loading on a Complex Estuary (presentation)
Impacts of Nonpoint Source March Loading on a Complex Estuary (technical paper)
John Cook, Advanced Data Mining International

Volume Based Design and Green Infrastructure
Andrew Reese, AMEC Earth and Environmental

Field Trip Briefings

The White Island Pond TMDL (Cranberries Trip)
Mark Mattson, Massachusetts DEP

Session 3.1: Emerging Issues: PPCPs, PAHs, and HABs- A Toxic Alphabet Soup

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Sealcoat; Are Parking Lots Releasing PAHs to the Environment?
Alison Watts, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Treatment of Onsite Septic Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: The Present State of Knowledge
George Heufelder, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Toxic Cyanobacteria: The Role of Nutrients in New England Waters
James Haney, University of New Hampshire

Session 3.2: Low Impact Development – The Importance of Information in Building Better Ordinances

LID Regulations: Moving Beyond Encouragement
Michelle West, Horsley Witten Group

Seattle Public Utilities LID Maintenance Package and Associated Costs
Drena Donofrio, Seattle Public Utilities

Coastal Plain Stormwater Solutions
Sadie Drescher, Center for Watershed Protection

General Session: Cooperative and Interstate Watershed Initiatives

The Tristate Targeted Watershed Initiative on the Connecticut River
Christopher Curtis, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Anne Capra, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Lake Champlain and Nonpoint Source Phosphorus: Measuring, Monitoring and Management
William Howland, Lake Champlain Basin Program, NEIWPCC

Volunteer-Driven Water Quality Monitoring Efforts in the Nashua River Watershed
Martha Morgan, Nashua River Watershed Association

Closing Address

Water Management in the Context of a Changing Climate
Herman Karl, Co-Director, MIT-USGS Science Impact Collaborative