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Annual NPS Conference 2017

The 28th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference took place April 12-13, 2017 at the Hotel Northampton in Northampton, Massachusetts.

The following resources pertaining to the conference are available:


Keynote Address

Your Best Teacher Is Your Last Mistake (or Success!): Franklin County’s Lessons Learned
Kimberly Noake MacPhee P.G., CFM, Land Use & Natural Resources Planning Program Manager, Franklin Regional Council of Governments

General Session 1 – Making Change Happen: How to Increase Adoption of Stormwater Practices

Community Decisions about Innovations in Non-Point Source Pollution Management
James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Concurrent Session 2.1 – Planning, Tracking and Designing – Oh My!

Massachusetts Watershed Based Plans: A New Web-Based Tool for Statewide Watershed Planning
Bob Hartzel, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Microbial Source Tracking in the Navesink River Watershed in New Jersey: A Rapid, Cost-Effective Method Using Scent-Trained Canines
Swarna Muthukrishnan, PhD, Clean Ocean Action & Zachary Lees, Esq., Clean Ocean Action

Stormwater Retrofitting in Lamoille County, Vermont – Collaboration for Project Planning, Design, and Implementation
Andres Torizzo, Watershed Consulting Associates & Kimberly Jensen, Lamoille County Conservation District

Concurrent Session 2.2 – Getting it All Together: Effective Collaboration

Community Collaboration on Cost-Effective LID Solutions: Challenges and Opportunities
Stefanie Covino, Mass Audubon

Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters: Tools for Effective Collaboration in a Bi-State Watershed
Kira Jacobs, U.S. EPA Region 1

Implementing Green Infrastructure in Boston’s Central Square: A Case Study in Overcoming Challenges and Multi-Agency Coordination
Charlie Jewell, Boston Water and Sewer Commission & Daniel Wible, P.E., CH2M

Concurrent Session 3.1 – Implementation: What Are We Learning?

Boston’s Green Infrastructure Revolution – I Love that Dirty Watah!
Kate England, Boston Water and Sewer Commission & Richard Claytor, P.E., Horsley Witten Group, Inc.

Roger Williams Park – Episode 2: The Park Awakens
Brian Kuchar, RLA, P.E., Horsley Witten Group, Inc. & Brian Byrnes, CPSI, Providence Department of Parks and Recreation

The Long Road to Big Shortcuts in NPS Stormwater Management
James Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center & Bill Boulanger, Dover, New Hampshire Public Works and Utilities

Concurrent Session 3.2 – Adapting to Change and Thinking Ahead

Tools for Climate Change Adaptation and Flood Risk Management
Andrea Braga, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Climate Change Impacts on Stormwater Best Management Practices and Recommended Design Considerations
Cristina Kennedy, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Integrating Long Term Operation and Maintenance into Design through Stakeholder Collaboration
Daniel Bourdeau, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

General Session 4 – Nutrient Reduction and Reuse

A Regional Collaboration to Maximize Resources and Accelerate the Advance of Non-Proprietary Nitrogen Reducing Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Harold Walker, Stony Brook University & George Heufelder, Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center

Managing Phosphorus Loads from Agricultural Cranberry Bogs to Restore White Island Pond
Mark Mattson, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

The Regional Compost Feasibility Study & Pilot Project “Building Unconventional Partnerships through Innovation to Solve Water Quality Issues on the Scituate Reservoir”
Gina DeMarco, Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program

General Session 5 – Nutrient Reduction and Reuse

Self-Forming Streams
Daniel Ketzer, P.E., PrincetonHydro

To Restore or Not to Restore, That is the McQuesten!
Michele L. Tremblay, New Hampshire Rivers Council & Stephen Landry, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Field Trip: Franklin County LID

Briefing Booklet

  • Transit Center Curbless Island, Greenfield
  • Olive St. Sidewalk Rain Garden, Greenfield
  • High School Rain Gardens, Greenfield
  • Deerfield Academy Green Roof, Greenfield
  • Unity Park Rain Gardens, Turner Falls
  • Riverfront Park, Orange