Source Water Collaborative Forum
Delaware River Basin Water Resource Protection
Conference Agenda: March 10, 2011

Regional Location: Sullivan County Community College
Loch Sheldrake, New York

7:45am: Arrival and Registration at Each Location
First Session: Live in Philadelphia and Broadcast to All Regional Locations See Main Agenda for First Session Topics
10:45am - 11:00am: BREAK
Transition to Regional Activities
11:00am - 12:15am: Stream bank stabilization on tributaries of the Delaware River (Les Kirby, Sullivan County Soil & Water District)
Storm Water Management Practices in the Watershed,
(Joe Damrath, NYCDEP)
Reducing Pharmaceuticals in Water: Update on New York's Proactive Approach to Household, Institutional, and Manufacturing Discharges
(Scott Stoner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)
Potential Fourth Speaker and Questions and Answers for Panelists
Return to Philadelphia for Keynote Live Broadcast and Lunch
See Main Agenda for Lunch Session Topic
Transition to Regional Activities
1:15pm - 1:50pm: Enhancing the Protection of Municipal Drinking Water Sources,
(Steve Winkley, New York Rural Water Association)
2:00pm - 3:15pm: Facilitated discussions, in small groups, of local issue priorities and strategies for local action to protect drinking water quality and quantity. Breakout sessions for particular topics, so attendees can discuss with each other how to move ahead on local action.
(Steve Winkley, NYSDOH; Ken Najjar, DRBC; and Steve Gould, EPA Region 2)
Return to Philadelphia and Closing
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Summary of Forum Discussions and Future Direction
(Victoria P. Binetti, Associate Director, Water Protection Division, Region 3, US Environmental Protection Agency)
4:00pm: ADJOURN

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Speaker: Joseph J. Damrath CPESC, CPSWQ, PWS

Title: “Managing Storm Water to Protect Drinking Water Sources”

Abstract: The presentation will include a discussion of the regulatory framework that the NYC Watershed Regulations provides and how it targets non-point stormwater sources, the proactive nature of the program, and the importance of erosion and sediment control for the protection of water resources.

Bio: I am the Supervisor for the NYCDEP West-of-Hudson Stormwater Program. I have a Masters Degree in Geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I am a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) and a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS). I have been working for the DEP for over 17 years.

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