NH Water & Watershed Conference

Squam Lake, Photo by Jessica Casterline

Starting in 2007, the New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference (NHWWC) has been an annual forum for sharing water resource information. Each year, over 175 academics, regulators, non-profit organizations, water resource professionals, land use planners, elected officials, and others have gathered to share information on regional water resource issues including water quality and supply.


We held the last conference at Plymouth State University on March 13, 2020, just as the coronavirus was rapidly changing things in New Hampshire and across our country. As of the Fall of 2020, we do not have plans for a conference in 2021. Please check back in the summer or fall of 2021 to see how we will be able to organize the next NHWWC. We hope to continue the event in the future in a format that allows for everyone to enjoy in learning about our water resources in a safe manner.

The NH Water & Watersheds Conference has been organized by a dedicated group of people from a variety of organizations. Many thanks to the following 2020 committee members and their organizations:

  • June Hammond Rowan, Jessica Casterline, & Amy Villamagna – Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University
  • Melanie Cofrin, Tracie Sales, Tom Swenson, & Katherine Zink – NH Department of Environmental Services
  • Shane Csiki – NH Geological Survey, NH Department of Environmental Services
  • Joe Ayotte, US Geological Survey – NH/VT Office
  • Lisa Coté – GeoSphere Environmental Management, Inc.
  • Brian Goetz – City of Portsmouth, NH
  • Tom O’Brien – NH LAKES
  • Michelle Shattuck – NH Water Resources Research Center, University of New Hampshire
  • Justin Shaw – Granite State Rural Water Association

Thank you to our 2020 NH Water & Watershed Conference Sponsors! They provide valuable support for the event.