From Our Headwaters to the Sea – Living in a Changing Water World
The 2011 New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference was held Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Plymouth State University, Hartman Union Building, High Street, Plymouth, NH.
The conference is a unique, two-day event designed to meet the information and networking needs of lake, river, and watershed groups; environmental organizations; volunteer monitors; municipal board and staff members; elected officials; local and regional planners; policy makers; scientists; educators; consultants and students. Our focus for the 2011 conference was on effective strategies at the local, regional, state, and federal levels that address the changing environmental and societal conditions and their effects on New Hampshire’s aquatic environment.
Conference Objectives: Conference participants will enhance their capacity to understand, protect, and manage New Hampshire’s water resources by:
- Learning about ground-breaking research and its application
- Receiving latest updates on water related policies and agency programs
- Gaining knowledge about effective water education and outreach
- Participating in training sessions to improve organizational skills and functioning
- Sharing understanding, concerns, accomplishments, skills and perspectives with others
- Contributing to state-wide planning efforts for New Hampshire’s water future
The conference is organized by a committee of people from:
- New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Drinking Water Source Water Protection, Lakes Management and Protection Program, Rivers Management and Protection Program, Watershed Assistance Section, and Watershed Management Bureau
- New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game
- New Hampshire Lakes Association
- New Hampshire Rivers Council
- New Hampshire Water Works Association
- Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment
- University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and NH Sea Grant
- University of New Hampshire NH Water Resources Research Center
- United States Geological Survey
- Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.