The Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship


Challenging the Status Quo

The 8th Annual Water Resources Strategies Symposium on May 17, 2017 attracted over 120 participants, our largest conference yet! Attendees and speakers from several New England states, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Denver gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Boston Marlborough in Marlborough, MA.

The Coalition was honored to have both local and national water industry leaders in attendance and involved in the program, including an entertaining and informative keynote address from George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water. Also, representatives of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), including Director of Watershed Management Becky Weidman and Deputy Commissioner Beth Card, presented and addressed attendees.

The speakers covered many of the industry’s most relevant and timely topics, including designing resilient and sustainable infrastructure; strategies for permitting and compliance; updates on the regional regulatory and legal fronts; lessons learned from Connecticut’s and national nitrogen trading programs, and the possibility of nitrogen trading in Massachusetts; and the successful Alewife Stormwater Wetland project.




Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure: Innovative Envision Approaches presentation by Elizabeth Bradford, CH2M

Legal and Regulatory Update: What’s New in Region 1 presentation by Bob Cox, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

Nitrogen Trading: Lessons Learned from CT to MA (panel with supporting slides)

Considerations for Nitrogen Trading in the Connecticut River Watershed presentation by Becky Weidman, MassDEP

National Trading Programs presentation by Art Umble, Stantec