The Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship



Almost 100 people attended the 4th Annual Water Resource Strategies Symposium on May 20, 2013. Participants from the New England states and Illinois gathered at The Marriott Courtyard Boston Marlborough in Marlborough, MA.view of the audience

The speakers covered many of the industry’s most timely and relevant topics that are affecting our communities, including the meaning of the Sustainable Water Management Initiative; treatment technologies in the Assabet River; updates on new rules, recent court decisions and proposed permits; and community responses to policy and regulatory requirements in the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District, and in the Great Bay Estuary and Manchester and Goffstown in New Hampshire. Senator James Eldridge and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke joined participants for an open discussion on topics including modifying the Clean Water Act and water infrastructure financing.



What Will the Sustainable Water Management Initiative Mean to Your Community? Presentation by Phil Guerin and Jennifer Pederson

The Assabet River – Four Plants, Four Treatment Technologies for Phosphorus Removal Presentations by Jane Madden and Tom Parece

Legal Update: Review of Recent Court Decisions, New Rules, and Proposed Permits Presentation by Bob Cox and Don Anglehart

Case Studies: What’s Happening in Our Communities
Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District by Tom Walsh
Great Bay Municipal Coalition by Dean Peschel

Additional Materials:
US Council of Mayors: Resolution to reinstate a federal, state, and local government partnership for achievable and affordable water quality improvements.

Water Quality Improvement Act: Purpose and Need For Legislation.

NPDES Phase II Permit Changes and Community Impacts (based on assumption that Massachusetts permit will have similar requirements to the draft New Hampshire permit).