2019 Source Water Protection Conference headerDate:  October 29, 2019  -  October 30, 2019
Time:  08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Location: Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center

 

Join us at the 2019 SOURCE WATER PROTECTION CONFERENCE on October 29-30, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan!   Learn about management options for source water protection and steps you can take to develop or enhance an existing program. Designed for communities and public water supplies, attendees will learn about a variety of important topics that include ground and surface water protection issues, wellhead protection, risk communication, funding initiatives, emerging contaminants and state program updates.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of source water protection activities over the past decade and identify the challenges and opportunities that communities are facing as they work to update existing source water protection programs and implement new and innovative concepts, strategies and technologies.

This conference is intended for community water supply personnel, local officials, community representatives, local, state and federal partners, consultants, service providers, and those with an interest in source water protection.

This conference is approved for:

  • Up to 0.9 Drinking Water CECs in the Technical Category
  • Up to 9 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers.

Lodging is available Oct. 28 & 29, 2019

Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center
2424 S. Mission St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  48858
989-772-4000

Room Rate: $85.00 plus applicable state and local taxes
Group Name: MDEQ
Room Block Expiration: October 7, 2019


PRELIMINARY AGENDA

 

 

Button Link to Attendee Registration

 

 

 

Registration Cost: $125 
(includes meals and conference materials)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   OCTOBER 18, 2019


REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Alana Berthold
bertholda@michigan.gov | 517-284-6854
 

CONFERENCE CONTENT QUESTIONS: 
Ruth Kline-Robach | 517-353-2880

SPONSORSHIP QUESTIONS
Matt Tomlinson |  517-284-6888


Sponsor Opportunties

 

 

 


ACCESSIBILITY AND SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION*:

Matt Tomlinson
tomlinsonm@michigan.gov | 
517-284-6888

*Please make requests for mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance necessary for effective participation, no less than 10 business days prior to the scheduled event. Requests received after that date cannot be guaranteed, though efforts will be made to provide accommodations.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

SESSION TIMES

SESSION DESCRIPTION

8:00 am

Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 am

Welcome –  

9:00 am

EGLE Update

9:30 am

Source Water Protection--Update and Future Directions

10:00 am

History of Groundwater Protection in Michigan

10:30 am

Networking Break

10:45 am

Addressing PFAS (Panel Discussion)

11:45 am

Wellhead Protection Luncheon / Source Water Program Recognition

 

Track 1

Track 2

1:00 pm

Developing, Updating and Implementing SWP Plans and Financing Options

Hydrogeo Analysis/Delineating your WHPAs

1:30 pm

Break

1:40 pm

Effectively Engaging WHP Teams

Conducting the Contaminant Source Inventory: A How-To

 

2:10 pm

Break

2:20 pm

Planning and Zoning for Source Water Protection

 

Innovative Ways to Reach Your Audience: Education and Outreach Ideas for Communities

2:50 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Siting New Wells

Integrating Stormwater and Source Water Protection Efforts

3:30 pm

Break

3:40 pm

Moving from Assessments to Protection

 

A look at the new Source Water Protection initiatives in the USDA Farm Bill

4:10 pm

Break

4:15 pm

Community Case Study

Emergency Response and Source Water Protection

4:45 – 6 pm

Informal Reception

 

 

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

SESSION TIMES

SESSION DESCRIPTION

7:45 am

Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:15 am

Welcome – Day 1 Recap

8:30 am

Keynote: How to Effectively Communicate and Market the Safety of Your Drinking Water

9:10 am

BREAK - Move to Concurrent Sessions

 

Track 1

Track 2

9:15 am

Land Use Restrictions on Contaminated Property - Considerations for WHPAs

Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool Process and Status Update

9:45 am

Break

9:55 am

Geothermal Wells – Technical Guidance

Innovative Ways to Reach Your Audience: Education and Outreach Ideas for Communities (Repeat Session)

10:25 am

Break

10:35 am

Planning and Zoning for Source Water Protection (Repeat Session)

Community Case Study

11:05 am

Break

11:15am

Groundwater Protection in Agricultural Areas

Onsite Wastewater Systems - Issues and Management Options

11:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm

Plenary Session (TBD)

1:30 pm

Closing Remarks - Adjourn

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Major Sponsor                                            Supporting Sponsor

USDA logo B.E.S.T. LABS, Inc. 


Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy  |  Michigan Rural Water Association  |  Michigan State University Institute of Water Research

Michigan Wellhead Protection Program  |  American Water Works Association: Michigan Section