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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: April 5, 2012
CONTACT: Pierce Rigrod, (603) 271-0688

Attend the Largest Drinking Water Protection Workshop in New England
Workshop Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Concord, NH

Concord, NH – Mark your calendars and register to attend the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service’s (DES) 2012 Drinking Water Source Protection Workshop on Wednesday, May 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitutional Avenue, Concord, New Hampshire. This year marks a milestone (25 years) since DES was created to protect environmental resources in New Hampshire and this event’s morning plenary will take a look back at the progress made to date and remaining work necessary to protect our drinking water resources. The event will feature policymakers, scientists, water supply managers and local officials, who will present their work and views on a range of topics. These topics include emerging contaminants, shoreland protection law changes, examples of low-impact development (LID), implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs), and results of studies on chloride contamination, leak detection surveys, and human health effects due to low dose arsenic exposure.

Once again, DES is partnering with the American Ground Water Trust to organize and promote this event. The full workshop agenda and registration are available at the Trust’s website: www.agwt.org/workshops.htm (scroll down). Be sure to register early as the workshop typically fills up quickly!

Workshop sessions include the following topics:

  • Emerging contaminants in drinking water.
  • Health research on low doses of arsenic.
  • Changes to Shoreland Protection Law in New Hampshire.
  • USGS study of chloride contamination in groundwater in New Hampshire.
  • Results of leak detection programs adopted by 27 water systems.
  • Recently adopted low impact development (LID) in the Seacoast.
  • Examples of low-tech, low cost stormwater BMPs improving water quality in Meredith, New Hampshire.
  • Basic training to conduct BMP inspections to protect groundwater.

The cost to attend is $40 and includes lunch and refreshments. Additionally, 5.25 Technical Contact Hours will be offered for full attendance by New Hampshire Water Works Operators and credits through the American Planning Association are being sought by conference organizers.

The registration page includes exhibitor and sponsorship information if interested in an exhibit table or sponsorship of this event.

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