Mount Chocorua, Albany, NH by Cory Gucwa
The 2014 New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference (NHWWC) will be held on Friday, March 21, at Plymouth State University. This year, the theme is Sustainability of New Hampshire’s Water Resources. Each year, the NHWWC provides current information about New Hampshire’s water resources and related topics. Approximately 200 people are attending the event to hear a variety of talks and network with other people interested in our water resources. The 2014 agenda includes a morning plenary talk on the sustainability of New Hampshire’s water resources. Throughout the day there will be informative sessions on a variety of topics and we will close the event with an afternoon wrap-up discussion where participants will be able to ask questions and share ideas about water and sustainability in New Hampshire.
Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment (CFE) hosts the event each year. Conference organizer and CFE’s associate director June Hammond Rowan, said the conference provides the latest information about a critically important natural resource.
“Water resources are a vital part of New Hampshire’s landscape and economy,” Hammond Rowan said. “We have over 30 talks and more than a dozen posters presentations this year. Topics include land use planning for water resources; water and public health; integrating science and decision making; NH’s water data; outreach, education, and citizen science; and climate change.”
The conference also features a meeting of the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable, a national organization focusing on advancing understanding of the nation’s water resources and the development of tools for their sustainable management. This meeting allows participants a unique opportunity to hear from an influential group and gain perspective on how water resource issues in New Hampshire compare and relate to issues in other states.
Registration for the conference is open. For additional conference information, visit:
The NH Water and Watershed Conference is organized by PSU’s Center for the Environment with assistance from a committee of people from Keene State College, NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Geological Survey, NH Fish & Game Department, UNH NH Water Resources Research Center, US Geological Survey New England Water Science Center, and the City of Portsmouth.
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