2012 NH Water & Watershed Conference Agenda

2012 NH Water & Watershed Conference at Plymouth State University

Note: Links to available presentations are provided below.

March 23, 2012

8:00 am      Registration

8:45 am      Welcome & Plenary Session on Water Issues in New Hampshire

10:00 am   Break & Vendor displays

10:30 am   Concurrent sessions:

Good Night Tropical Storm Irene (If only it was that easy…)

Wastewater & Septic Infrastructure: Out of sight, but not out of mind

  • The Vision for New Hampshire’s Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Full Resource Recovery – John Adie, Maintenance Supervisor, Nashua WWTF; Shelagh Connelly, President, Resource Management Inc.; Ned Beecher, Executive Director, North East Biosolids & Residuals Assoc.
  • Post-Installation Care and Regulation of Septic SystemsDr. Robert E. Morency, RCAP Solutions Inc., the Northeast Rural Community Assistance Partnership
  • Model Pilot Project Design to Motivate Owners to Care for their Septic Systems Properly – Bambi Miller, Lamprey River Advisory Committee

Outreach: From listening, to planning, to action

  • The New Hampshire Lakes Association Lake Conservation Corps Program: Helping keep drinking water cleanAndrea La Moreaux, New Hampshire Lakes Association
  • Engaging the Public in the Work of the Water Sustainability Commission – Denise Hart, member, Water Sustainability Commission (WSC) and Chair, WSC Public Engagement Committee; Molly E. Donovan, Community Development Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Listens
  • Linking the Economic Benefits of LID and Community Decisions – Amanda Stone, UNH Cooperative Extension

Surfacewater: Managing the nutrients

Big Impacts from Low Impact Development and Stormwater Management


12:00 pm   Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm    Poster Sessions (posters will be displayed in the room where lunch is served) 

12:30 pm   Remarks by Governor John Lynch

1:30 pm     Concurrent sessions on:

Great Bay:  Insights, challenges, and opportunities for sustainable watershed management

  • Non-Point Nitrogen Sources and Transport Pathways in the Great Bay Watershed – Michelle Daley, UNH; NH Water Resources Research Center
  • Detecting Storm and Baseflow Biogeochemical Patterns in the Lamprey River Using Continuous In Situ Sensors –Richard O. Carey, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • Great Bay Adaptive Management Plan: The different road that will work – Peter Goodwin, Woodard & Curran; Dean Peschel, City of Dover/Great Bay Municipal Coalition
  • Integrating Water Resource Management in the Great Bay Watershed ­- Julie LaBranche, Rockingham Planning Commission; Alison Watts, UNH

Drinking Water: The more we know…

A view from the floodplain: Water, water, everywhere?

Restoration: Making the best of the mess

  • Urban Watershed Renewal in Berry Brook: An examination of impervious cover, stream restoration, and ecosystem response – Robert Roseen, Tom Ballestero, Melinda Bubier, James Houle, University of New Hampshire Storm Water Center; Dean Peschel, City of Dover, NH; David Burdick, University of New Hampshire; Lorie Chase, Cocheco River Watershed Coalition; Viktor Hlas, University of New Hampshire Storm Water Center
  • Restoring Water Quality in the Willow Brook Watershed Through LID Retrofits – James Houle, Robert Roseen, Robert Dowling, UNH Stormwater Center; Melodie Esterberg, Rochester Department of Public Works; Lorie Chase, Cocheco River Watershed Coalition; Sally Soule, NH Department of Environmental Services
  • The Anatomy of an Impaired Urban Stream Restoration ProjectCandace Dolan, Hodgson Brook Restoration Project
  • Indian Stream and Nash Stream: A contrast in restoration of streams altered by log drivingJohn Field, Field Geology Services

Streams: Dammed if you do, cold if you don’t


4:00 pm    Adjourn

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

Watershed Sponsors:

Rivers and Lakes Sponsors:

Streams and Ponds Sponsors:

The NH Water & Watershed Conference is organized by a group of people from PSU’s Center for the Environment, NH Department of Environmental Services, UNH NH Water Resources Research Center, UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Rivers Council, NH Lakes Association, NH Fish and Game Department, US Geological Survey, White Mountain National Forest, Weston & Sampson.