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Oct. 29, 2015 Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

27th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference

Save the Date & Call for Abstracts!

The 27th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 20-21, 2016 at the Hilton in Hartford, Connecticut.

This conference, which is coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with its member states and EPA, has become the premier forum for sharing information about nonpoint source pollution (NPS) issues and projects in this region. In 2016, the conference sessions will reflect the following theme and topics:

Doing More with Less: Tools for More Effective NPS Management

  • Cost-efficient stormwater management
    • Green infrastructure
    • Alternative financing options e.g. stormwater utilities/coalitions
  • Cooperative management of NPS pollution
    • Agricultural cooperative initiatives
    • National Water Quality Initiative and ambient monitoring collaborations
    • Agency partnerships to address NPS hydromodification issues e.g. dam removal
  • Innovative collaborations
    • State and federal program integration
    • Multi-agency partnerships and projects e.g. Long Island Sound Watershed RCPP
  • Nutrient management
    • Septic system programs and projects
    • Nitrogen and phosphorus impairments
    • Coastal issues and solutions
  • Other topics of interest
    • Bacteria impairments and modeling
    • Climate change adaptation for NPS programs
    • Use of social media for increasing public participation in local programs
    • Healthy Watersheds initiative case studies
    • Urban watershed issues
    • Soil health and its impacts on water quality
    • Volunteer monitoring programs
    • Turf research and best management practices (for lawns and athletic fields)

The regional conference will bring together many of those in New England and New York State involved in NPS pollution management, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. For more information, please visit www.neiwpcc.org/npsconference.

Please save the date on your calendar and stay tuned for early bird registration next year. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please review our Call for Abstracts and submit an abstract online. The deadline for submissions is December 16, 2015.

We hope to see you in Hartford!