The Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship


Cost & Compliance: A Balancing Act


Panoramic view of conference guests at tables

The 6th Annual Water Resources Strategies Symposium on May 12, 2015 attracted over 100 participants. Attendees and speakers from several New England states and Washington D.C. gathered at The Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough, MA.

Image of Sec. Beaton at the podium and Commissioner Suuberg answering a question.The Coalition was honored to have key, high-level representatives in attendance and involved in the program, including a keynote address from Secretary Matthew A. Beaton from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), remarks from Deputy Commissioner Beth Card from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), EOEEA Undersecretary Ned Bartlett participating on a MS4 Permit Affordability Panel, and Commissioner Martin Suuberg from MassDEP in attendance for questions.

The speakers covered many of the industry’s most relevant and pressing issues, including a successful integrated plan by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, MS4 Permit affordability from various perspectives, a national outlook from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and other updates on the regional, regulatory, and legal fronts.



Overview of NPDES Issues Impacting New England Permittees presentation by John C. Hall, Hall & Associates

Indian Lake Phosphorus Reduction Study, Worcester, MA presentation by Glenn Haas, Brown and Caldwell

The True Value of Integrated Planning - A Springfield Case Study
presentation and panel discussion by Joshua Schimmel,Springfield Water and Sewer Commission; Thomas Ritchie, Kleinfelder; Matthew Travers, MWH Global; Greg Baird, MWH Global/Hawksley Consulting; Fredric P. Andes, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.

Legal & Regulatory Update: What's New?
Bob Cox, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP