UNH Stormwater Center Sponsors Water Resources Symposium, October 12-13
Contact:  Dolores Leonard
UNH/NOAA Cooperative Institute for
Coastal & Estuarine Environmental Technology
October 2, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- How can we transform stormwater runoff into a renewable resource? Answers to that question will be explored Oct. 12­–13 in a symposium sponsored by the University of New Hampshire’s Stormwater Center and organized by the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) and the Ground Water Protection Council. Polluted stormwater runoff is the single greatest threat to water quality nationwide.

Planners, public works managers, environmental engineers, regulatory professionals, and watershed association representatives will convene to learn about the latest trends and technologies in stormwater management. The keynote address will be delivered by Robert Pitt, a nationally recognized expert in the field of stormwater management and director of environmental engineering at the University of Alabama.

“Population growth has made the future of water resources a hot topic in New England,” says Robert Roseen, the UNH Stormwater Center’s director. “With the right technologies and management strategies in place, we can redirect stormwater runoff so that it replenishes water supplies, rather than damaging water quality.”

The symposium will be held at the New England Center on UNH’s Durham campus. Space is still available, and media are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the NEWWA website: www.newwa.org

The UNH Stormwater Center is sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), a partnership of UNH and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CICEET develops tools for clean water and healthy coastal habitats nationwide.