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Choosing Connecticut as Your Conference Location

About Hartford/East Hartford, CT

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and home to 125,000 residents. The city has opportunities for fine dining, numerous cultural attractions and entertainment venues and some of the largest corporations in the nation. East Hartford is located on the east bank of the Connecticut River, directly across from Hartford, Connecticut. Goodwin College is ideally located on Route 2 with easy access to both I-91 and I-84.

Special Features of this Conference

There is a Coupon Code that will take $100 off the price when you register to attend the Baltimore location. Please use the coupon code NEMO to claim the discount.

The major sponsor for the Center for Watershed Protection’s 2016 National Watershed/ Stormwater Conference in Connecticut is the NEMO program at the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR). Because the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a new MS4 General Permit in January 2016, attendees should expect special sessions focused on the new requirements of that permit and resources to help them meet those requirements. However, there will also be some discussion of what nearby states are doing to address stormwater issues.

Address

Goodwin College
1 Riverside Dr,
East Hartford, CT 06118.
Phone: 404-407-6017
Website: http://www.goodwin.edu/

Point of Contact

David Dickson
Extension Educator & National Program Coordinator
Center for Land Use Education And Research (CLEAR)
University of Connecticut
(860) 345-5228
David.dickson@uconn.edu

Getting There

By Car

The Goodwin College River campus is located at:
One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118

GPS should be set to: 211 Riverside Drive

Free visitor parking is available.

By Air

The closest airport to the Goodwin College location is the Bradley International Airport (BDL). The airport is approximately 18 miles from the college.

By Train

The closest station is at the Amtrak Station Building (with waiting room)
One Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103

Hotels

The following hotels are within a short distance from the conference. There are many other hotels within the region and we encourage participants to search for best rates and their preferred hotels.

Hilton Garden Inn Hartford South/Glastonbury
85 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 659-1025
hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford South-Glastonbury
65 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
homewoodsuites3.hilton.com
(860) 652-8111

Special Networking Sessions Pre and Post Conference
TBD

Blue-blob-waves_CWP-Blue4Agenda

8:00 AM – 9:00AM
Registration

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Introduction to the 2016 National Webcast Conference and the Local Hub

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
CT’s New MS4 Permit
Overview of the new requirements and timelines of CT’s MS4 General Permit

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
MS4 Q & A/Discussion

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Why LID?

A brief overview of stormwater, impervious cover, and the use of Low Impact Development

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
Resources for MS4 Communities

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM
Q & A/Discussion

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Overview of Pollution Prevention: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…
“Be the solution to stormwater pollution” or it will cost you.    From pet waste to leaf litter to dumpster juice, car wash water, plastic bags, and stormwater hotspots, learn what others are doing to educate, prevent, and enforce pollution prevention in their communities.

Speakers:
Karen Cappiella, Program Director, Research – Center for Watershed Protection
Neely Law, Senior Research Analyst – Center for Watershed Protection
Kara Pennino, Assistant Program Manager – Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative
Christopher Kibler, Environmental Protection Specialist – District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM 
Overview of IDDE: A recap of IDDE investigations by CWP across the country
How does IDDE stack-up against other tools for meeting TMDL goals? Is this a missed opportunity for low-cost pollutant reductions?  What is the prevalence of these “hidden sources of pollution?”

Speakers:
Bill Stack, Deputy Director of Programs – Center for Watershed Protection

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM
IDDE from 3 perspectives; the municipality, the consulting community and  the wastewater side
Types of discharges and characteristics, field screening techniques and equipment, parameters to screen for, measurable successes.  Hear about sewage sniffing dogs, sewershed studies, laterals and exfiltration.

Speakers:
John Cox, Water Quality Manager – City of Durham, NC (Municipal Programs Case Study)
Dana Allen, Water Quality Specialist – Watershed Consulting Associates (Consultant Case Study)
Steve Jepsen, Principal, Dudek Engineering, Encinitas, CA (Wastewater Engineering Approach)

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM
Breaking down barriers – Key Programmatic Issues
What does it take to integrate the waste water/stormwater programs. What role do NGO’s have? What are other key issues: enforcement, accounting, funding.

Panel discussion:
All previous IDDE speakers
Jonathan Baker, Water Quality Specialist – City of Durham, NC (Municipal Programs Case Study)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Local Hub Discussion/ Break – Topic TBD

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Overview of Post-Construction Stormwater Management
Current status of PC programs across the country, why is this the juggernaut of minimum measures? The terminology tug: BMPs, SMPs, LIDs, GI, etc. and overarching stormwater paradigms. Stormwater practices for new and redevelopment vs. retrofits of existing developed areas.

Speakers:
Dave Hirschman, Senior Water Resources Specialist – Center for Watershed Protection
Tom Hegemier, PE, Senior Project Manager – Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

4:30 PM – 5:10 PM
Let’s Start with Maintenance
How considerations of long-term maintenance will influence your front-end program decisions—know what you are getting in to. Review of common maintenance issues with BMPs, with particular emphasis on vegetated BMPs.

Speakers:
Ani Jayakaran PhD, PE, Associate Professor & LID Specialist – Washington State University – Extension (ANR Prog. Unit)
Curtis Hinman, Senior Scientist and Green Stormwater Infrastructure Specialist – Herrera Environmental Consultants

5:10 – 5:30 
Local Hub Discussion/ Final Remarks
For the diehards

5:30 PM – 6:00PM
Overview of Special MS4s- Prisons, Campuses, Etc.
How are these MS4s treated in the regulatory process?  What are unique considerations for special MS4s?

Speaker:
Ted Brown, PE, Water Resources Engineer- Biohabitats

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Master Planning and Avoiding a Thousand Cuts
How facility master planning can lead to efficiencies and better BMPs. What are opportunities to collaborate with surrounding MS4s/ communities?

Speakers:
Sally Hoyt, Stormwater Engineer – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ben Chandler, Vice President & Senior Sustainability