The Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship


"Water's Worth It™:
The Path Forward to Sustainable and Affordable Water Infrastructure."

Almost 100 people attended the 5th Annual Water Resources Strategies Symposium on May 16, 2014. Participants from the New England states and Washington D.C. gathered at The Marriott Courtyard Boston Marlborough in Marlborough, MA.  Image of conference attendees

The speakers covered many of the industry’s most relevant and pressing issues including integrated planning, the Great Bay Municipal Coalition’s successful quest for sound science, towns collaborating to save on cost and resources, and updates on the local, national and legal fronts. The Coalition was fortunate to have Cynthia Giles, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the EPA, as its keynote speaker. Additionally, Scott Jordan, Undersecretary of Administration and Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Tim Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the perspectives of local businesses and state government on regulatory requirements and financing.



The Promise and Practicality of Integrated Planning and Permitting presentations by  William Taylor and Bill Arcieri

A City at the Crossroads: Chicopee Pursues an Integrated Water Resources Management Plan presentation by Todd Brown and Tom Hamel (Presentation with the speaker notes)

Applying EPA’s Integrated Planning Framework to Addressing Wet-Weather Discharges presentation by Fred Andes

Great Bay Municipal Coalition: Demanding Sound Science Pays Off presentation by Dean Peschel

30 Towns Collaborating for Cost Savings, Efficiency in MS4 Compliance and Water Quality presentation by Robert D. McNeil III and Aubrey Strause

Legal and Regulatory Update: What’s New for Region 1 presentation by Robert D. Cox, Jr.

Next Generation Compliance: Partnership with States and Local Water Agencies  Keynote address by Cynthia Giles

Update on the National Perspective presentation by Ken Kirk

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